Anyone who remember when I first started riding, will recall that I asked a lot of questions. I did a lot of research and only after getting as much feedback as I could, did I buy my LAMS bike, gear etc. Some time has passed since then, and I'm now able to upgrade. Yay! So I'm trying to work out what the 'next' bike will be. I have some ideas, and I've floated a few past the gentle folk at Saturday practice, as well as seeking points of view, however I'd like to open the discussion to the broader forum as well. My riding is 90% commuting (about 100kms round trip a day) and about 10% on twisties of a weekend. I've a view to doing some touring around Tassie and Vic. I've got a pet hate at the moment about having to fill my bike up twice a week, however I'm not sure I'll find something with a 500km range I've been riding a CB500F for the last 15 months. It's been a good bike, but as I've racked up the kms, I've noticed that I'd like a little more power. I've also found myself wanting a little more protection and am thinking a screen and fairings would be the go. I also had a back operation at the start of the year, and anything approaching a tucked Superbike type riding position isn't going to happen. So.. this has got me thinking Sports Tourer. I want to draw up a shortlist of bikes to ride. I really don't have the time to ride dozens of bikes on the weekends, so if I can get it down to 4 or 5, that'd be great. Bikes I've been kicking around in my head.. I find myself drawn to the VFR1200F.. Something about the look appeals, and I love my gadgets/tech. Then there's the Kwaka 1400GTR The Yammy FJR1300 and maybe... the Bimmer K1300S.. Though I'm not sure about that. The Viffer is 267kg wet, the Kwaka is 304kg wet, and the Yammy is 292kg wet. I'd appreciate any thoughts on commuting on any of these bikes, any other bikes I should consider, and/or any insight you'd like to add to aid me on this part of my riding journey. Thanks in advance for your help. TL;DR - Pugsly is looking for his next bike - what should he get?