OK, that's a pretty weird comparison. Thing is, the Spada is what I have now. I don't have any restrictions on my license - I got the Spada because I was coming back to riding after 15 years or so and wanted to start sensibly, and because it was relatively cheap. I also got it because my wife thought she might like to learn, but (a) she's not showing any real sign of doing so and (b) she can do Q-Ride and be able to ride something bigger than a 250 anyway. My real goal is an SV650, but I have a lot of debt and don't want to take on more at the moment, so realistically that is probably at least 2 years away, and maybe longer, since my kids will start uni about that time... The Spada has been awesomely reliable and is fun to ride, but I'm a solid guy (95 kg) and it's not really quite big enough. I also like to pillion my wife or daughters sometimes, and it's really not big enough for that either. I ride every day as a commuter in both twisties and traffic. I'd resigned myself to the Spada for the next couple of years, but spotted a 1985 GSXR 750, that looks from the photo to be in pretty good nick, for sale for about what I could sell the Spada for. It would be more expensive to run, but it's basically a no-money changeover. The bike is about 4 years older than the Spada, but that's not huge in comparison to the ages of both. A worthwhile change, do ya think? Any major 'gotchas' with the 85 gixxers? Any opinions very welcome.