Hey, once again i'm on here for yet more advice. Now i've been doing alot of research over the last month or two, and i'm glad i have because i have learnt alot and my idea's have changed many times. So i'm only a month and a half from gettin my opens (with q-ride program). I've desided to get a second hand bike thats a few yrs old (97-02) and i'ld like to spend around the 7-9K mark. Plus i want a bike that i like the look of so naked is out. I'm down to these bikes: ZX6 (deff not a R verson!) YZF600 ZZR600 TT600 (this bike has caught my eye, its different, its gd for larger riders, plus its not too expensive) GS500 (this is the bike my brain says go for, but my heart still yells triumph) Its a battle between brains and heart, but i do plan on doing the q-ride course as well as a advanced riders course before i jump onto one of these 100hp monsters. Any other fairing bikes people can recommend? P.S. cheers for everyones help, i dunno where i would b without you guys advice.