I thought I'd ask for general opinions. I'm an 18yr old student, passed my test back in July, and would like something with a bit more oomp than my current Vara 125. The fact that I need to go home to France at Christmas doesn't help! I went home over the summer on the Vara, don't want to do it again, as I hate thrashing the engine.
I was wondering what people would recommend. I liked the look of the FZS600 Fazer, but insurance for it is prohibitive - £3,000 a year! Any recommendations for mid-faired bikes that I will be able to afford to run and insure?