I am looking to get my first street bike, and wanted everybody's input on the bikes I am thinking about. I am 6'2" and 230lbs. I have owned dirt bikes and sport ATV's, so I have some experience, but I know a road bike is a whole 'nother animal. The bike will mainly be just a toy to putt around on and cruise. Some riding to work, which is only 7 miles, half through town and the rest on a two lane highway. Here are the models I am thinking would make a nice first bike. They are listed pretty much in order of preference based on looks. 1) Yamaha YZF600R 2) Kawasaki Ninja 500 3) Suzuki GS500E or F 4) Suzuki SV650S I really like the looks of a sportbike, but I am afraid the power will be too much. I've been told and have read that the YZF600R is a good compromise because it is styled like a sportbike, but the motor is detuned a little, and the riding position is not as hunched over as an R6. Also that it handles much better and is a little more forgiving than a full out sportbike. I am afraid that the 250 bikes will be too small for me, based on my size and weight. Let me know what you think on the idea, and if my thinking is way off for some reason. Thanks.