Hey 10Arghh. So sorry to hear about your bike getting stolen. That sucks as much as totaling it, minus the injuries, of course. I hope you had full coverage on it with theft. Are you planning on replacing it or has it been located? Is bike theft pretty common in your part of the UK? Here in the NYC area it is quite common.
It's been a 25 days since my crash and I'm finally getting partial use of my left arm back. Have a ways to go with physical therapy and will have some permanent deformity in my collarbone. Insurance said the bike was a total loss. Looks like I'll get back pretty much exactly what I spent on it, which is good news. The bad news is that I can't find any other 2014/15 leftover ZX10Rs. May end up getting a leftover 2016 non-ABS ZX6R from my local dealer who has one for sale within my budget.
Thanks cmbnyc...Yeah bike theft is very common in UK especially in or near London where many high end models are stolen a day...The Police have their hands tied with no pursuit bullshit and the thieves (mostly teens to early twenties) are even riding around on the stolen bikes and posing with them on Facebook and Instagram.
Anyway, yeah the bike is gone but I had fire and theft cover so I'm waiting on what the insurance company offer (you never get back the value you paid).
As for you, I'd say, a sports bike is not the most logical vehicle for commuting and as you have a tourer, it's not really necessary...
But...we don't do this for logical reasons...Otherwise you'd get (in the UK) a nice comfy hatchback for a similar price to a litre sports.
If you don't get another 10R after owning one for such a short time and not really building memories with it, it will feel like the one that got away, and even if you have a 6R which is probably the best 600, you may still feel like 'what-if'.
Go for what you want...not what you should get...because you could have been killed in what just happened to you.
Basically, as long as you can afford it and it's not going to put a strain on finances...get the bike you want and enjoy life for now.