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^ This. Do what makes you happy. If you want a bigger bike then go get it. Life is short. But keep in mind that whatever you decide to do, make sure you are comfortable with the bike before you move on to whatever. For me personally, I'd love an R6 but I know I'm not yet proficient enough even on the R3 to get a bigger and heavier bike yet. I may never get there. But I do love the sound of a 4 banger on a bike! Having said that, just sitting on an R6 made me hesitate because it was SO much bigger and heavier (for me). Even the size of the tank felt 'weird' to me. But, I'm not very tall or anything so that's part of it. Again, do what you want but just make sure that you're mentally ready for the changes. Good luck.
None of us will be able to convince you. You want a bigger bike cause it's the cool thing to have. Might as well get it over with as mentioned.
However if you are willing to listen to logical reasons then here goes. A lot of us have owned bigger bikes and prefer the R3. I am one of those guys. I would rather own an R3 because it has taught me how to really ride a sports bike like a sports bike should be ridden on the track . Can you ride your bike like a sport bike should be ridden? Are you able out corner other riders through the twisties? A lot of people tend to think a year or two of riding will mean they need to upgrade. Go do some track days. Really learning to ride a sport bike can take years. There are people who practice the same thing over and over on a small displacement bike just to perfect their technique.
If this whole corner speed,knee dragging, extreme lean angle thing isn't for you, maybe you should ask yourself if you really belong on a sport bike. If you aren't trying to improve those areas of your riding then maybe you should buy something else to look cool on?
If you just want a fast bike to do fast straight line riding on, go ahead and get a busa. You can stay in first gear everywhere you go. Wheelie everywhere. The older ones sell for cheap, you can put lots if miles on them.
My honest opinion is you want a cool looking toy to show off to the world, which is cool because who doesn't? But you may just be missing out on the riding experience that riding is all about. Go hit the twisties on a bigger bike, then again on the R3. Do some track days. It may just change your mind.
Oh the R3 is pretty good for commuting as well.
Edit: auto correct is dumb.
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