This is my first post, so hello to all and thank you for having me. After a couple of years paying my dues on a 250cc cruiser and 94 BMW k75, its time for a new, sportier bike. Heres my riding style... I commute to work about 22+ miles. Bear in mind, my work is only two miles away, the other 20+ comes from getting out of there afterwards (usually around midnight) and wondering around finding new, long ways home. I like to cruise. I like to hall a**. I like to take the bike out on a Sunday for 150-300 miles with no real plan. I'm like Bruce Lee in that way... "become the cup". Heres the rub, and I hope you guys can help. I test rode a Triumph Speed Triple a couple of weeks ago and was so jacked up after I couldn't sleep that night. I was hooked on that low end torque. After a couple of days, I came down from the high (with a freshly printed bank check for 9k) and said "okay, I'm getting a new bike but lets be a LITTLE more practical". Now, the Ninja 1000 is getting great reviews, and its new owners seem to love it. As does the Versys of course. My question is this...Is the grin factor there on the V? Coming off a 750cc K-bike (not very fast, but okay 0-60 in a little less than 5 sec. top end 120???) will I get that, again "grin factor". I want something with that famous Kawasaki kick, but with nice ergos and sport touring capabilities. Is it worth the 4k extra up front, and god knows how much on insurance for the Ninja 1000? Im willing to spend the money for the bike (1000) especially if I drop 6 -8k on a Versys and think to myself "eh, its not that big of a difference." Any and all help/input is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.