My LAMS period ended this week, which means it's time to upgrade to a bigger bike. With a budget of roughly 8-12 grands in mind, I made a list of bikes I want to have a closer look at and ultimately choose my new ride from. I plan to commute on the bike but also have some fun on weekends and potentially do some touring(not a high priority right now). So my main criteria are: 600-800cc bike with upright riding position, reasonable range per tank, enough power and torque to be fun to ride, nimble enough for both twisties and zipping around town and last but not least a cargo rack mount(yes, I do grocery shopping on my bike lol). So, here's the list so far: Yamaha MT07/MT09 Aprilia Shiver 750 Kawasaki ZR750 700cc-ish Ducati Monster Suzuki GSR750 Yamaha FZ6R Honda CBR500R As you can see, I'm mostly into naked bikes but I'm not ruling out an upright-ish sport bike. Cruisers and dualsport/adventure bikes are out of the question though, it's just not my cup of tea. So far I've test rode an MT07(which was an absolute blast to ride) and booked a ride on a Shiver(which I'm really looking forward to). But I also wanted to ask you guys if you have any recommendations for my list or maybe some feedback on one of the bikes I've mentioned?