The MT-09 is not an option. I need fairing protection to commute to work everyday. Yamaha has announced the 2015 FJ-09 which looks quite nice and would have been on the top of my list. However, I needed to have something in 2014 and although Yamaha has not released pricing for the FJ-09, I can not imagine it could compete with the $7,400 out the door price I got for the 2014 Ninja 650R. Maybe in 5 years I will be back in the Yamaha fold. Yamaha has lost the daily commute crowd with its current line-up and appear to be starting to address that now. Too bad it was too little, too late, for me.