After a few rainey days I was looking at some new bikes today;the sunshine brought out some hormones... Anyways,not too much out there able to accelerate my heart rate. Would love to buy a S1000RR;most exciting bike I ever rode but for the majority of my riding (on the streets) the bike is pointless.Too uncomfortable,too over the top...jail or cemetary... If you are looking for something sporty and practical unfortunately there is slim pickings... From Italy or England there is nothing. From Germany only the K1300S and Japan the VFR 1200 or maybe Kawa Z1000SX... I looked at one at a VFR 1200 at a Honda dealership today;unfortunately no test-rides... It looks not as ugly to me anymore as I thought it did when it came out. A sport-tourer with drive-shaft,ABS and factory luggage. So far so good except for the linked brakes,small tank,price and weight on the porky side. What makes me wonder why I have never seen one on the road ?! What is the reason why it is so un-popular ?