Hi all I'm finally off the restrictions and looking to buy a new (second hand) bike. I'd be looking to spend around 8k with a little bit of flexibility. I'm 6'5" and find myself disconcertingly cramped and uncomfortable on a bike such as a hornet 900. I rode a cbr1100xx as well, which was very pleasant and comfortable. My question is - given my approximate budget, can existing owners (or other knowledgeable persons!) give some feedback as to the likely condition or known problems of the following bikes? zzr1200 (don't like the 1100) cbr1100xx gsx1400 zrx1200r cb1300s My preference would be for the gsx, zxr, then the zzr, cb1300s and finally the cbr. any experiences, caveats, warnings, advice? For example, I know i could get an '04 zrx with 30,000km, aftermarket suspension, pipe etc for $8500 - but it's been raced. Never dropped, however should this be a concern? some bikes might suffer from being raced if they're highly strung, but i'm under the impression that a big bore 'lazy' bike like this might not. am i right? *edit* thank you karl for pointing out the obvious omission... i should have mentioned that i commute 5 days a week (12kms of easy riding and very few traffic lights), and expect to go on a few shorter trips with and without a light pillion, plus maybe a trip to melbourne (from canberra) every now and again. I'm a pretty lazy rider and don't feel the urge to go as fast as possible, but do like to be able to get to the speed i want rapidly. i had absolutely no problems filtering on the blackbird, and that's a big bike - so i'm not concerned about that with any of the bikes.