I am looking to buy a new road bike in the next few weeks and have a budget of 20k.
Problem is I havent owned a road bike since my RGV250 15 years ago.
I have however always owned a dirt bike of some sort from XR650s through to KX250s and plenty in between with my current bike being a RXV450.
I dont have my big boy licence yet(only have a restricted up to 250cc but had this since I was 16) but planning to get this sorted next week.
Also not sure on being able to test ride any of these bikes especially the MV Agusta F3 as this is yet to land in Australia.
I am in love with the look of the F3 but not sure on buying a bike that being the first of a new model will no doubt have teething problems. I really need something that will be fairly reliable as I am 350kms from nearest mechanics, dealers etc...
Second preference is the Ducati 848 evo then RSV but would have to buy a secondhand RSV4 as it is above my budget new so basically rules out a test ride.
Daytona seem to be the best value of the lot but I dont feel the passion that I get from the look of the F3, 848 evo or RSV4.
The bike will be usually predomanitely for 300-400km rides and hopefully the occasional track day. I know I should really be buying a tourer or at least something comfortable but really love the look of the bikes mentioned and if I dont love the bike then I cant justify paying the money for it.
I am not a fan of the japanese sport bikes so have ruled any of those out.
I know that at the end of the day the choice is mine but looking for opinions should it be yourself in this situation.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and hope that you can steer me in the right direction.