Ras, have you figured out what TYPE of bike you want?
As an example, when the z900 came out I initially hated the look but after watching every review on YouTube I decided it was what I was looking for. Then I started to like the way it looked.
It has just the right amount of power that I'm looking for and with a smooth delivery, which is important to me.
It is lightweight and easy to flick around.
At its price point I wasn't expecting a stellar suspension (and it didn't have one) but I had it modified for cheap and now it's perfect for me, especially with the new tires.
So what I'm saying is, you gotta figure out what you want out of a new bike and go for that. If Honda ever puts that 1100 in a naked and call it the cb1100F I'm going to demo it. (I had a cb500F but I just couldn't get used to 47 wheel hp. If it had 90 I'd still have it, that bike was a blast to ride once you hit the backroads).