Hi Apologies if I'm covering old ground, but I don't like to hijack threads... I'm currently looking for a new bike, having got my full licence recently and sold off my old POS ZZR250. My plan was for something: - to suit a taller rider (6'3), - reasonable comfortable riding position - back can't hack a sports tuck - grunty enough to be called sporty - good for riding around town as well as longer trips - that can take a pillion No preference for faired/unfaired. Simple enough so far. However, having recently moved to Brisbane I find myself riding the pushbike to work and driving the car for longer trips. So I can't justify spending much on a bike that will be used for the odd ride to work or blat through the country side when I can fit one in. The solution? Another, bigger POS! Don't care about appearance (much : ), and not afraid of repairs. Say a budget of $2-2.5K. Yes I could save more, but as above, I couldn't justify parting with the cash. So, after all that, suggestions? Recommendations? Or am I kidding myself?