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I have a 2003 Katana 600 and it isn't a bad bike, however, it's only got 78 hp and I would like to go bigger at the beginning of summer 2021. The Kawasaki Z750 and Honda VFR800 that I mentioned in the title both interest me and both are within my budget. They both have an almost similar power of around 107 hp and both have ABS. I like the Z750's style a bit better, especially the headlight, which is the thing I like the least about the VFR800. I do like the single-sided swingarm on the VFR and that it has v-tec and connected brakes system. I also like the fact that the VFR is more fitted for side bags and a top box that can come with it. But I prefer the more relaxed ergonomics of the Z750 but the VFR's bar can be easily risen a bit too. One last thing, a windshield is of UTMOST IMPORTANCE for me and of course, the VFR comes with one, but the Z750 can easily be fitted with one too... I would want to use the bike as my main commuter and do long-distance trips with it, so comfort on the highway is also a must.
I'm so confused... Any points that I've forgotten? Don't know.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you all :)
 

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If you like to work on them, I would recommend the Z750 over the VFR. I've worked on many over the years, and very few bikes are as difficult to work on as the large displacement VFR models.
 

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But both !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Z750 for me as the maintenance on the valvetrain on the VFR800 has long kept me from buying one.

Sam:)
 

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Unfortunately, the budget won't allow both, haha! Thank you, guys, for the advice!
 

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as the maintenance on the valvetrain on the VFR800 has long kept me from buying one.

You wouldn't have it long enough to need any maintenance 😁
 
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