Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Aurora, CO USA 80013
I wholeheartedly endorse kanwisch's suggestion on the Ninja 650R, SV-650S, and FZ6R. They are all comparable in terms of power, comfort, and price. (note though that the Ninja has a parallel twin engine, the SV has a V-twin, and the FZ6R is an inline 4)
If you really want to go to the track with the bike, the SV is the best choice simply because it is a very popular track bike and there is TONS of aftermarket support for that model.
"Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life son." - Vernon Wormer.- Dean, Faber College.