Hi Guys Here is yet another "which new bike" question. Any advice is welcome. I'm looking for something to supplement/replace my 83 BMW R65, which is gtting a bit to unreliable as my main means of transport. Things I'd like in a bike are: Able to handle innercity commuting and open road (cos that's my regular ride) Not to heavy/tall (172 cm female rider). Comfy to take a pillion for a country ride Able to fit panniers More of a "sports bike" than "trail bike" riding position. Def not a cruiser. Not too scary for first bike off lams Naked Available in Newcastle Around/under $10,000 Maybe a 600? A friend is looking at both the Yamaha MT-03 and the Honda NC 750X. I don't really like the high handlebars on either. I like the KTM 600 Duke but have heard very mixed reviews about its handling both as a commuter and on the hwy from different sources. It's also a little pricier.