Ok ladies & gentlemen, the time has come. I have the fulltime job, the prelearner certificate and are just counting the dollars come in until I'll be able to make my purchase. The question is on the bikes, now I know that I wont really know which bike is the keeper until I test ride them, and yes, there is a lot of posts on the VTR's but I figured a comparison of the questionably best LAM 250 and 600 probably wouldnt be a bad idea. Love the VTR look, and whilst I worry I look a little humorous (6'5' 100 kgs) when sitting on the VTR I still love the look of it over the gs500. I honestly feel like I could pick the VTR up (I know many would have a good laugh watching me fail this feat), it seems so delicate under me, however more comftorble to sit on than the GS500. However the GS500f in any color other than suzuki blue still tickles my fancy. Now I've heard all the talks 'you won't fit on the VTR', 'the GS is too top heavy, it wont handle compared to the VTR', 'you wont sell the GS500', 'You will sell the gs500' - Damn dealerships its hard to get a sincere response out of them. Despite all this, all riders of each of them seem to love their machines unconditionally, with very few bad things to say about them until - 'its time' for a bigger bike. So anybody in the community that can list any pro's or con's with these two bikes? Anything buyers should be carefull with when buying 2nd hand? Any big boys or anyone for that matter out there who have ridden both? What was the outcome? Are there any major performance differences? Thanks guys, Hope you feel this is a valueable post, not a repeat. Cheers, Disco.