Right now I'm riding a ninja 250, if I really try to squeeze the 5 gal tank, I could get near 500km, spirited rides I get half the mileage. Insurance for 1 mil liability + theft + 10% discount is $120/month. Acceleration is an okay 8 sec, lots of gear shifting in city traffic. Inexpensive $25 oil/filter change, easy maintanence.
The down side for this bike is the lack of accessories, especially tyres, which made me think about bigger 600cc bikes. For the sole purpose of why I bought a bike to start with - going to school, commuting, weekly squash fun - the 250 does a perfect job, but when I really want to push the bike in terms of performance as well as bling bling, it's below par.
What mileage and insurance rates are you guys getting on a 600cc? What would be the pros and cons of switching to a larger bike?