Just looking for your reviews in making the transition. I'm glad I bought the 650r but definitely want to move to the ninja 1000. I feel a little cramped on the 650r (I'm 6'2") and would like the additional hp as well, especially for 2up riding. Thanks for your input. The versys is also on the short list of bikes I may consider, feels less cramped, I know it has the same engine as what I already have though. I guess I could mod it for additional hp it if I really liked it.