I’ve been pondering for a little while now an upgrade of some sort. At the moment I have a sv650s, and a drz400e that I have converted to a motard. I enjoy them both for different reasons, but for a while now, as I said, I’ve been thinking about a change. My budget will hopefully be around 8k all up, no matter the set up. Could push a bit more. This was made easier (on the debate in my head – behalf) when my mate, who is on his L’s, said he would buy the motard. I thought this would make my decision easier, having some money to play around with… but at the track on Saturday I took it for one session and had a ball! I’ve also done 6 or 7 track days now, and realised that I love them, and would like to try my hand at racing. I was thinking of buying a dedicated track bike. My issue, and what I have been debating in my head for the past few weeks (have been trying to find the right words to summarise my position!), is that I am on a budget due to starting to save for a property, as well as wanting both a road and a race/track bike. I don’t get out riding every weekend, but I love road riding for the relaxing, often social experience you get, The exploration to, but I wont ramble about road riding . I love track riding for the skills, the speed, as well as meeting some awesome people, again, no ranting! My thinking has swung back and forth from many different ideas. Do I buy a supersport, and have two set ups running? My issue with that is that I didn’t REALLY want a sports bike for the road, but could cope if it was the best way to go about things. I don’t really want over a 600cc either (675 included). Do I buy a cheaper track bike, and then a cheaper road bike as well? Do I get a race motard (know a couple I could get for 3-4k, maybe a bit more), and then have a roady? My thinking today was to buy a sports bike that has been damaged, fighter it for the road, and have a track set up going for it as well. This will help with headlight removal etc.…. Not as much to swap over! Ok, that’s a lot of crap I’ve managed to write! Felt I had to explain my situation a little bit. I would love to hear from anyone who has some input, or has been in a similar situation! TLDR: · Want a road bike, and a race bike · Budget is 8k all up, maybe 9 · Viability of a swap over set up for a sports bike? · Motard track/naked roady? As I said, anyone that can add to my thinking or help clarify, I would love to hear from you! Cheers!