I've been riding over 40 years. I'm in good physical condition but due to my age I know that I don't have many good riding years left so I'm looking to see what bike to ride while I still can, that is going to satisfy me. To me good riding years involve still being able to get on a sport bike and attack curves with some gusto, the reflexes still being there. Anyone with experience can get on a sedate bike and ride from A to B in a gentle manner, and hopefully I'll still be able to do that in years to come. Right now I have a 2005 GSXR1000 and a 1995 VFR750. The vfr is my daily ride, while the 1000 is just for my yearly trips to Deals Gap and North Carolina. I'd ride the 1000 on a regular basis but the insurance quote on it of $1800 a year is just too scandalous for an occasional rider. The insurance on the vfr is very reasonable. I really like the vfr, and my only complaint is that the bike needs at least 20 more horsepower. It's not slow, but get off my 1000 and onto the vfr, it's very noticeably lacking. I'm not a horsepower junkie, but anyone who has owned a 1000 enjoys using the power every so often, even if it's only pulling away at high rpm. So I have thought hard and decided on three choices. The first a Ninja 1000. The bike puts out about 145 hp so nothing lacking there, but apart from being somewhat ugly (guess it's looks would grow on me) the weight is around the weight of the vfr. Riding position is somewhat similar but more upright. Finish looks good, and I like inline fours. Insurance is nowhere as cheap as the as either a fourth or eighth gen. I'm not sure that longtime ownership will make me like the bike as much as a vfr. Second choice is a 2015 VFR800. In Canada they only come as the deluxe model so traction control etc. I like the look and being a vfr I know all it's good points. Only downside is that it doesn't have any more power than my 1995. I know that chances are I would come to like it as much as my 1995, but is it worth spending at least $7000 more than my 1995 is worth to buy one? Third choice is keep the 1995 and modernise it. I've had it five years. It's not a light bike, but stick new tires on it, only put half a tank of gas in it, and it handles Deals Gap very well. Certainly no gsxr1000, but still fun. I figure the full Jamie Daugherty on the suspension front and rear will make it even better in the twisties. Combined with the fact that this bike just fits my 6'3" well, the instrument cluster for me is one of the most attractive I've sat behind, the bikes solidness and finish is second to none, it's easy to take the bodywork off quickly, feels like it's carved from granite, and the engine has a nice solid, torquey linear feel, I really like this bike. So there you have it! What do you guys think, based on your own experiences, as to what bike you would ride. Or alternatively do you have any other suggestions?