What to get next?
Not yet ready, but next year I would like to get a newer bike. My current ride(and first) is a 1988 K75s. After my accident earlier this year, I have become more comfortable and have been riding as much as possible, putting about 2000 miles in the last few months, including one track event. I test rode a 2002 R1150RS a while back and was not very fond of the way the engine felt, and hated the brakes. I did like that the power increase was not huge, being an increase of about 25hp.
I am interested in something with a little more power, lighter if possible, and handles better, with ABS. Bags would be nice, as would at least a small faring. Like a standard style of bike. I do not see myself travelling long distance, mainly day rides of 300 miles or less. I wish I liked the boxers more as there are so many of them. I would like to stick with BMW, but have to consider others. Would like to spend $8k or less. I have looked at Suzuki 650 VStroms and SV650's, and a couple of smaller Ducati's, including the Multistrada.
What would you suggest?