Hello: first post ever.
Sorry if it's in the wrong forum...
Well, I think it's etiquette here to introduce myself.
I am a 49 year old male living in Chester, 6'4" and 15 1/2stone.
I have just finished my DAS course (on an ER5) passing the Mod2 last Thursday.
I used to ride a 125CC Yamaha when i was a student but I have waited 30 more years to get back in the saddle.
Now that I have realised my ambition, thoughts turn to bikes. I have about £2k to spend and a few machines in mind, but would appreciate your advice considering my inexperience and height / weight.
Kawa' ZZR600: I really like the looks and the size. It has good reviews? I sat on one at the weekend and felt comfortable.
Honda CBR600: It looks similar the the ZZR but I've never sat on one so not sure, but I hear it's a reliable bike as well.
Yama' YZF T/C, R6: I really like the looks of these but thinking the R6 is a bit too meaty for my first bike and may cost more than I'm willing to pay.
Suzu' GSX600: These look neat and tidy but I get the impression that these are used by track enthusiasts and may have been raced in previous lives, but I like the styling on these.
So, you get the idea. I prefer a 'sports' bike. Did I miss any?
Would really appreciate any help and advice before I make my choice. Thanks in advance.