Without getting into any comments on any of these being a good choice for a first sportbike ... if you don't want the hunched over position, take a look at the Yamaha FZ6 and FZ1. They're sport "streetfighter" bikes devired from the R6 and R1, and may be something that would interest you.Homer4598 said:I'll probably get Heli bars for whichever one I get -- I don't want to be all hunched over, etc. (yeah, I'm a wuss). Anyway, I'd welcome all opinions -- pros and cons of each.
If you are going for the full-faired sportbike look, then *any* modern sportbike is going to be as good as any other one. The latest bikes are so good, and the actual performance differences so minute (all of them are withing a few horsepower and a few pounds of each other) that you really can only see the differences on paper, or on a racetrack.