Ok it's still a whiles off til I get my R, but like most probably do, I'm fantastising about that coming day. I've narrowed a list of bikes I think I'd like to try but am open to suggestions. I'm on a Virago but I don't want to go up to a real cruiser. I wish I'd bought a Ninja 650l to be honest. Test rode one recently and it was a perfect fit. As well as the practical considerations I do want something appealing to the eye, so therefore, to my tastes, anything suited to off-road is out. No offense to anyone with the opposite taste. They just don't do anything for me. My conditions are: Agile enough to handle traffic and commuting. (I ride ~50km each way to work currently and is looking like extending to over 70 with the wife's plans to move soon.) Reasonable on fuel. Comfortable enough to do a 3-4 hour highway ride without needing a significant break or making me feel like a cripple when I hop off. Reasonably quick off the line but doesn't have to be a dot in the distance in the blink of an eye. Doesn't have to be comfortable 2up as the wife will not even fathom getting on the back of a bike. Bikes I'm currently dreaming of/considering: Honda VFR800 (or a Firestorm if my judgement takes a holiday ) Ninja 650/1000 GSX750F Any BMW that feels right Advice, ideas, abuse - sling it my way!