Why the heck not!?! I haven't had a litre bike for about 10 years. The last one I had was a 929rr, and I miss the excitement!! I have since gone through many different machines, looking for something fun that doesn't kill my back. I've had a number of bikes that just didn't do it for me, currently I have a Ducati ST3, great sport tourer, but I want a lithe weapon again that can put the fear of GAWD in me! All of the usual suspect in the sport touring world are too big. Yes, I know about the Ninja 1000, I'm not feeling it. I crave a real sport bike, lightness is paramount. I need to figure out a way to convert a Japanese sport bike into a comfortable, fun, solo ST machine. Here are my parameters: 1) Must be above 900cc 2) Preferably Japanese, I have 2 Ducs now, I'm tired of fixing them... 3) must be be newer that 10 years old. 4) Essentially, I need -FAST- NIMBLE - FUN- DEPENDABLE!! 5) I should probably stay under 8,000$ 6) I really do need to sit up pretty straight. ( Neck and back injuries) My question for you experts are: 1) What bikes are more comfortable than the others from the factory? 2) What bar rise solution can put me at a "mostly" upright riding position? 3) Do you have any specific seating suggestions? I rarely see anyone turn a sport bike into a machine like I am describing. (possibly for good reason) Please spare me the "you're defeating the purpose" bit. Also, please omit the "just get a VFR!". I have done my research, I know what I want, thanks. What say you ?!? Can I do this, or am I fooling myself? Am I doomed to an exsistance of bikes that I "kinda" like? HELP!!