I'd been drooling over ZX14Rs, but being a little more realistic in terms of both budget and what I actually do, I think maybe the Ninja 1000 might be a great option for me. (I will, finally, finally, be upgrading from my beloved Bandit early next year, when I get paid for a chunk of work I'll be doing between now and then.) The seating position seems great for what I do, and though it's about 1040 cc rather than the 1200 of the Bandit, it's about 140 hp versus of the 100 for the Bandit. Bandit's max torque is about 84 Nm at 4500 rpm, Ninja's is about 75 at 7500, so I'd definitely need to change a few habits around grunting around on torque alone, but it's far from weak and is a pretty flat curve. One review I read showed that it actually has more power and torque, by a decent margin, than the ZX10R pretty much all across the rev range except above about 10k revs. Another suggested that switching from a 190 to a 180 rear tyre significantly improves the handling. There were some pretty solid changes in 2014, so I'd go that age or younger... and there's not a huge amount between new on special and a couple of years old. I know there are a few people here riding them: any comments? Most user reviews I see are pretty happy.