Not really a new rider but i have never owned my own bike. Well its looking like its about time. Im married with one beautiful daughter. We own two cars and wanting to get rid of one. We are thinking since i have always wanted my own bike that it might be smart sell this car and to get a bike. We would take the extra money and save it towards a truck. Im a big guy and have ridden 500ccs and want a little more power to it. I am no way looking for a super sport liter bike but would like a 600+cc bike. Im a 6'3 235lb man and dont want to sit full lean. I want to be able to take it for rides of 5+ hours but at the same time i want to drive it to work everyday. I just test rode a FZ6 and a VFR1200 today. Both were great bikes but im leaning more to the FZ6. Just like the feel. Im looking to spend no more the $6000 on a bike loan and obviously would put down some from the sold car. I am wanting to hear everyones opinion on a suggested 600+cc bike for me. Thanks everyone for the help.