Hey guys, 28 yr old male in brisbane here, basicaly spot on 6ft tall. 90-95kgs (yeh i float in that range) I have trawled these forums and read alot of reviews and stuff of varying lams approved bikes out there so iam not 100% blind as to whats out there. first off i would like to say the vast bulk of my riding will be about a 20k round trip to work and the gym every day on general main roads (if anybody knows the logan city area) however i do head upto a mates place in gladstone every 6 - 8 weeks and would like the bike to be comfortable and capable of handling that ride nicely.(and maybe just maybe a multi day trip to melbourne and back if possible? once.) at first i thought a cruiser would be the way to go, stylish, comfortable ect. but then i spoke to a couple of different dealers that said that the cruiser wouldnt be the optimum bike for the distance rides as the cruisers tend to sit you more upright than a tourer and because of less travel on the rear shock youll feel more of the bumps in the road, ontop of this (although negated by a screen) you will have that wind blowing in your face the entire trip. instead i was shown er6nl, gsx650f(u? the lams variant anyway) ninja 650rl and also hyosung sports and the tourer. i was told best bang for buck would be the last 2 iterations of hyosungs, and from what i have read on the net it seems to be the case that the last 2 models have been really good. however iam put off a little by hyosung as i would like to ride the bike after my restrictions for about another 12 months to really solidify my riding ability and also not worry about refinancing so quickly to get the next bike and the resale would drop fairly sharply, however bonus on the pricing is that i can quite easily have repayed a brand new hyosung within 2 years. the others closer to 3. also the dealer was telling me the hyosungs stand amongst the most powerful in the lams category so should see me more happy than most lams bikes for longer power wise. the er6nl iam not a fan of as iam not really keen on that semi/naked look a buddy of mine rides the unrestricted version so ive seen one plenty. ninja 650rl, absoloute stunner of a bike, i knew this to be the bike i wanted the second i had seen it... however after doing some reading on the net its come up that the bike is very very underpowered for a lams bike and thus the longer trips would prolly be garbage on the bike? the gsx650f... i have only viewed this online and havent gotten down to physicaly see one but from what i have read on these very forums this bike might be my best potential choice. although a bit heavy overall the power and comfort are supposedly top notch? what does put me off is i keep hearing mention of no fuel gauge? and i think no gear indication? whilst the gear indication is not a must have feature for me, it would have been nice for that initial "getting to know my bike" phase. so, i have a budget of 10k to grab bike and gear(ill negotiate for a deal on saving some $$ on gear at time of purchase). have i overlooked something out there? i think my main stress is that whilst iam not worried about smashing someone off the line i do want a bike that will accelerate decently and wont be having a heart failure doing highway speed limits and maybe pulling a bit more when i do decide to open it up just a tad more (overtaking ect) so its important to remember i guess that i really am not interested in how fast i get somewhere.. as long as its comfortable, looks hot, and will be able to do speed limits quite happily. damn that ninja.. so nice.. but just stressed about that power output making the bike struggle on the longer trips. so, did i miss any bikes? anything you can point out about the above bikes for the type of riding i plan on? ease my issues on any of them? edit; infact iam not interested in screaming a bike along the highway so much that i may push 3years on a restricted if it can do the above. edit 2; i do realise i can derestrict the ninja/hyosung quite easily however iam not really interested in voiding insurance, drop in resalability, registrations issues as it seems from what ive read its next to impossible to derestrict and have rego updated/insurance even on your open licence because you have modded the bike? if i knew i could do what i want comfy ont he ninja, then in 12 months derestrict and easily change rego/insurance i would probably be 100% sold as i could easily get 5 years out of that bike then and resale after that wouldnt be such an issue.