I currently own a CBR600Fx and a CBR954 Fireblade.
I love both bikes and wish I could afford to keep them but sadly I can't and they don't tick all the boxes.
The Blade is phenomenal but no good for two up touring and is really uncomfortable on long distance/duration stints.
The 600 is a gem of a bike but again isn't quite enough for two up.
I am considering selling both and getting a bike that ticks all the boxes, nimble and fast enough to play against sports bikes and adaptable and sturdy enough to load up and tour Europe with the missus.
I test rode a Sprint ST 1050 and it bored me. I have also had a VFR800 VTEC loaned to me for a few days to try out, I like it but I'm not quite sure. (I think it's the V4, I'm used to and like the howl of the inline four).
I really do wish Honda made a CBR as adaptable as the VFR (single seat sports to full luggage in minutes), basically a VFR with a Fireblade engine and a CBR600 riding position.
But sadly that is never going to happen, so my question is... Are there any other compromises/alternatives I could consider??