I never had a bike I truley hated, my 1st dualsport was a 1971 suzuki TS125
, it was just too old and never ran right. My 1st true street bike was a 82 honda 450 Hawk, Great bike to learn on, and only cost me $200.
My favorite bike to date, which I still have, is my 2001 Suzuki SV650. I never could find any downfalls to that bike, small, fast & fun (Its starting to show its age with over 40k miles). I had a 2007 FZ6 last year, but never felt comfortable on it, the bike and I never meshed right. So, I traded that bike in on my 2011 FZ8, in my opinion it has better looks, mid range power and comfort that the 6. Its really growing on me and I feel it will become my new favorite bike after I get a chance to put some real miles on it!
(why don't we get the naked version of the FZ1 in the U.S.? Who needs a fairing anyways?)
It is possible to Ride safe and still have FUN!!!