I caved in and picked up another big bike. I needed a bike that could ride on the freeway. The Derbis just don't work out there, and the Mito would be kind of a waste there as well. I did a lot of research to find something that I felt met the same level as my little 2005 GPR. The big problem there was not wanting a liter bike this time. It seems that over here if you want the nice stuff you have to get a liter bike.
While I would have liked something smaller and lighter I feel I did okay. :) It's of course used, and with a lot of miles that helped get it in my price range. I did review what would be needed for the major service, and I feel it's totally doable.
I did look at a number of 750s but they were all heavier. The 899 has a bunch of nice electronic features that help make it easier to ride (like rain mode), and in more than one review it was mentioned that it acted like a two stroke! Well color me red...
Before I ride it I have a bunch of mild service to do on it. Things like the fluids, pads, and stuff like that, just to make sure everything is in good shape. ;)