Just last week i picked up a 2005 Kawasaki Z750 for a good price in good condition =p have been riding her every day so far, put about 800 kms on her this week. She is a bit heavier than my old VTR250, but the power comes on super smooth and linear. So far she has ~29,000km's on the clock. I took her for a ride up the old pacific highway on the weekend, and it handles good, everything is very predictable and tips in nicely into the corners. Even had her in a traffic jam the other day and the engine was sitting on 100C but could barely feel any heat coming off onto my legs.