My wife and I are looking to get a sportbike in 6-7 months. Price is no issue (up to $15k or so;Q). We're currently looking at a Yamaha FZ6, mainly because it seems a bit more comfortable than most. Biggest concerns are maintenance, and ability to carry a passenger without unreasonable discomfort for short distances. There is only one instant disqualifier, which is strange, but its a personal pet peeve of mine . No large mufflers on one side. One on each side is fine, but that asymmetrical look just drives me nuts! So lets hear your opinions. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!