I currently ride a GS500F and I'm due to come off my restrictions in early January. In the 12 months since my learners I've been working on my riding skills. Lots of deliberate practice and the HART Intermediate course. For nearly 12 months, I've been researching a replacement for the GS500. While I love the Suzuki, it was never going to be a long term relationship. As I do most of my riding at 100kph or more and have more than an hour ride to the city, I've been looking at Sport Tourers. Something that's comfortable to ride, has a bit of protection from the cold Lancefield winters and likes the twisties too. After reading a number of reviews and comparisons, I had my heart set on either the BMW800 ST or the Honda VFR800. I then discovered the Suzuki Wee-Strom 650. I thought that now there is a good sensible bike for me as I live on a dirt road and have to ride 2ks on dirt to get to the black stuff. I started reading a 15 page thread on the stromtroopers forums comparing the Wee Strom and the Vee Strom (1000cc). While the thread was far from conclusive, I kept thinking that, the extra power would be fun. So, I started looking at the Vee-Strom and it's competitors which brought me to the Yamaha TDM 900. Both look a bit odd but appear to be great bikes. I then looked again at the Triumph Sprint ST, which I flirted with months ago but decided that it wasn't a sensible bike for me. I met a bloke while leaving the MCG a few weeks ago who was riding one. I just love the look of that bike. Everything I've read says it's a great bike. So, the question is, can I get away with the Sprint ST as a 'Sensible Bike' even though it has more power than I need, it's more expensive than the Wee-Strom?