I'm currently riding a 2005 R1, but with age and waistline both getting bigger as well as a dodgy back, the daily commute (albeit only 10 miles) is becoming a chore. I also volunteer for the local bloodbike group and the R1 doesn't exactly provide many bungee points!
I've got a budget of about £5,000 to throw at a preferably a 4 - 5 year old machine. I'd like to stay with a big bike, but with a more upright seating position. My other half is also now keen to join me on rides out, and the R1 wasn't exactly designed with that in mind!
My current thinking is a Sprint ST 1050, Honda CBF1000 or maybe a VFR800 V-TEC?
What do people recommend?
Many thanks for any responses