It's time to upgrade. I love my VT250C and have held on to it for 4 years because it has been such a great ride as my daily commuter to and from work but while I still need to get to and from work each day, I now also need to do frequent highway trips and I find a 250 just doesn't have enough grunt to maintain the speed limit with some of those country hills and head winds. After a long search for a suitable replacement I have tentatively settled on the Kawasaki VN900 as my choice of replacement. The price is reasonable. The look is good (though most of the chrome is plastic). The performance and handling is all that I am likely to need. It has good range (approx 300k on 18 litre tank) and felt pretty good on a test ride. I don't think I will be doing much lane splitting for a while though as it felt so much bigger (wider) than the VT250C. All being well I will probably pick one up mid January (don't want to pay rego each year this close to Xmas) but before making a final commitment, I would be interested to hear from other netriders who may have opinions or experiences related to the VN900.