Literally, turned into a flaming mess at the Sunday MOST practice. I'm looking into new ones. I sort of need to find a new option quite quickly as my life is about to rely on non-PT commuting. That said, if I don't find what I need in the next few weeks, I'm not going to just buy something dumb. Anyway. I had a Kawasaki GPz 550 from 1983, and I loved riding it. It was very low to the ground, had a good turning circle and wasn't anywhere near as twitchy in low gears as the CB250 I did the pre-learners quest on. Ideally I'd like the replacement to have these qualities, but not burst into flame. I'm looking at 400cc - 500cc bikes at the moment, but I'm not set on that range over anything else. Supersports bike have never been particularly of interest to me. I like the look of cruisers, and standard/weird bikes like the Honda CD250U or Kwaka GPz/LTD. Recently I've been looking at supermotards too, not sure why. I have heard many times they're awesome in the city. Are they really? Would be using the bike for commuting above all else, maybe a bit of touring but nothing substantial. I don't really want to spend more than 5K. I know about the standard fare - the ninjas, the Suzuki GS500s, the various 250 cruisers. While I'm all ears if you think they're the best choice, I'm super interested in thoughts on motards and thoughts on the 400 and 500cc category, which I'm still learning about.