ESXBOY, I'm no spring chicken any more; been riding on the street for almost 40 years exactly, and in the dirt before that. I admit that I get lazy on long rides on the VFR, and my right hand goes a bit numb as I fail to support my upper weight with my torso. So, I'm looking for something with a bit more upright riding position, but I want a relatively light, good handling bike with decent power. I have the hardbags for the VFR (they were $1100 when I bout them 10 years ago), but I ride 90% of the time without the bags, but almost always with a tank bag. I would consider something like the SW Motech Blaze bags for trips on either bike.
I think the GSXR would be too sporty for me in terms of riding position, and I think the ZX1000SX is what we call the Ninja 1000 here in the states.
Thanks all for the replies. I appreciate input from "real" riders.