Hey guys, It's been done to death but I have a month left to go on my LAMS period and am starting to look at my options. I'm currently riding a 2011 Honda CB400 that I'm quite happy with performance wise (for the moment) but after doing >500km on it over the Easter long weekend with luggage and not being able to walk properly afterwards because of insane knee pain due to the tight leg/footpeg angle I'm looking at upgrading to something physically larger. Also a bit faster while I'm at it... My criteria are: - Bigger (than CB400) frame but not dual sport tall. Just something a 192cm/100kg guy will find comfortable. - Less knee bend than the CB400. - 70kW minimum motor but I don't mind what configuration. - Handle no worse than the CB400. - Preferably naked. - >200km fuel range on the suburban cycle. - Less than $15,000 with a preference to new rather than second hand. Bikes I've looked at so far (on paper only): - Honda VFR800. (V4 motor makes me pants happy) - Triumph Street Triple (Probably the R). - Husqvarna Nuda (Doesn't look a comfy bike though and range looks bad). - Aprilia Shiver. - Suzuki Bandit 1250. - Kawasaki ER-6n (underpowered but cheap). - Kawasaki Versys (underpowered but cheap). - Kawasaki Z1000 (Probably too $$). - Honda CB1000R (2nd hand and private sellers seem to think they're worth more than gold). Commuter practicality isn't a huge concern as if I commute it's only 4km each way of medium traffic. I've been checking out http://cycle-ergo.com/ and all of the bikes I've listed have a less severe knee bend than the CB400 and at least a 1.5" taller seat height. I'm happy to be leant forward, prefer that in fact. From what I've read on paper and on youtube the Shiver and the Street Triple R are my favourites. The VFR comes in next and then the Bandit. But I'm concerned the hooligan/displacement ratio is wrong. From what I've read it's ventured too touring. Z1000 would be nice but I think it's going to be well outside what I end up being able to afford. Have I missed anything? Is there a bike i've glossed over which really should be on my list?