As things are pretty slow at work, I've spent a little time researching my shortlist of bikes for when I upgrade this year, which lead me to this post. Who else is looking at buying a new bike? What bikes are on your shortlist, and why? Me.... I'm looking at something like a Yamaha FZ6R or a Kawak 650R. Can't decide between the two at this stage, so will have to wait until I'm off restrctions so that I can ride both of them. My criteria is; - More upright position of a sports tourer type of bike - I prefer the fully faired look - A middle-weight bike, so between 600 and 800cc - Cost between $8k to $9k - And something with a reasonably low seat height for a short-ass like me. So what are you looking at, and why?