Hi folks, I have recently been promoted to an unrestricted rider and want to move on from my VTR250 onto a middleweight before i jump on a litre bike in the future of which i'll probably buy new at the end of the year so the bike i buy soon will be a stepping stone. I like the 2013 Z800's and Z1000's and will also test ride the 2013 Street Triple R as I've read alot of good things about them right here on the forum. I have sold my VTR250 for $4500, and will be adding about $500-1500 ontop from my own savings for a possible total of $6000 so essentially i can probably look at bikes around the $6500 mark to possibly talk the price down to my max budget. I am a huge fan of Naked bikes, and due to a dodgy back I cant sit on sports bikes in the slight hunched over position but find the upright position on most nakeds perfectly comfortable for me. I have test ridden a 2005 Kawa Z750 which I loved, and also a 2005 CB900 which I also liked but not as much as the Z750. What else out there should i look at test riding? I dont mind the look of the SV650's, XJ6N's, ER-6's and the FZ6/1000. *edit* I also really like the Honda CB600 too. Im not really sure on the last 4 I've mentioned, so if you own one can you give me a heads up on performance of them please? I will be mostly riding for fun as i have a car as my daily driver and will be looking at possibly a longer ride here and there, but usually no more than about 200klm's or so in a day. Although that may change as Im going to start riding with groups once I get the bigger bike. Cheers in advance!