And what an upgrade it has been...
I had the ER for 2 years after a 23 year break from biking, but 2 years on and 14K miles I was ready for an...upgrade.
I passed the IAM test and have been on and continue to book track days to help curb my boy racer/speed demons, as well as improve my riding overall!
I still wanted the upright riding position. I can only ride SS machines for 20-30 mins before I get wrist/hip/back and neck ache/s (Ol' man now at 43! lol)
I bought the 2014 ABS Tourer; it's the perfect move forward in the absence of a Z800SX for the ER.
Its practically twice the price, twice the power, twice the quality - it feels like TWICE the bike. It's an ER on steroids, but with class and refinement that you wouldn't necessarily expect.
It's very easy to ride. Comfortable, smooth gearbox, beautiful (licence losing) power delivery, as well as capable cruising ability returning low 50mpgs, if you stick to road legal speed limits.
The 2014 updates for power modes/traction control, tool free rear suspension pre-load and a roll bar fee (SOoo tidy) pannier system you can take on & off the bike in under 30secs make an already good bike GREAT (IMO)
If you want something sensible, yet AMAZING fun, great looking and sounding; this could be the bike for you!