So my search for a new ride continues. I am in no hurry since riding here won't start again till March/April. I am actually having fun looking at all the bikes. I have started looking at the z1000,very cool looking bike. I don't know how I will like it without a wind screen-I do know after market ones exist. My questions are; does anyone know if the seat on the K is any better than the Ninja. That was my biggest complaint with my 2011. Is it true the gearing is lower on the z providing more torque. I really don't need a tour bike as my rides are usually about two hours. How do the suspensions compare? I weigh about 240 and don't ride hard enough or want to spend the money for a new suspension. BTW, I did test ride an FZ 09 and that thing is a feather weight wheelie machine. Enough rambling, any input would be appreciated.