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I am Pablo. Easily distracted by dogs, beer taps and motorcycles. Next bike?

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Discussion Starter · #1 · Feb 28, 2023

I am 59yo. I gave up riding back in the eighties, when kids entered the family. Fast forward 30 years and after the passing of my wife, bought a Yamaha FZ6 and re-learned how to ride. I wish I didn't sell that bike!
Three bikes and a cross country move later and I picked up a 2020 Ninja 650.
The Versys 1000 I've ridden for 2 years is up for sale. Its heavy, top heavy and a chore to ride.
I am REALLY enjoying the lighter weight and tossability of the Ninja! I just wish it had more OOMPH!
The Ninja is fairly comfortable and has a bit of wind protection.
What other bike is similar in weight and ergonomics, but with more pistons and HP?
I think the Honda CBR650R comes close to this but with more aggressive forward lean angle and a hefty price tag.
I rented a Ninja 1000SX for the past weekend and really liked it, but the weight.... If only Kawi would make a Ninja 750 with four pistons!
Thinking about a Yamaha MT09, but have yet to ride one.
Member on another forum suggested the GSX-S1000F. I researched specs and reviews and like what I saw, so here I am. There is a 2020 at a dealer about an hour away. I'll try to test ride it. It is raining today 😔
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