Currently I ride a 2009 ER-6N. I don't race on the track. For the most part I ride on weekends ether by my self of in a group ride. For me the ride usually starts on the freeway for a bout 20 minutes, portions are 55mph and 70mph max speeds. Then, county roads until I get to city Prescott in Wisconsin, from there I usually take 35 south which is mostly a nice scenic ride with wide sweeping turns never exceeding 75mph. Some of the offshoot roads on 35 south have really nice twisty roads that never require high speeds to enjoy them.
On group rides, usually same for the most part, but on occasions I have reached higher speeds on the straights. I don't have to go crazy on the speed since during group rides every one waits until the last person shows up before taking off on route changes. So there is no pressure there.
During the higher speeds, which never last for more than a few minutes, I have noticed that it would be nice to have a fairing and a screen to tuck under.
The Ninja 300 looks really good to me.
I'm not trying to start a thread on which engine displacement is better.
What I would like to know, from some of you who had smaller displacement engine and moved up, or had larger displacement and went down, what to expect. What was your experience.
If I get the 300 what would be the noticeable difference for me, based on how I ride now on the ER-6N. Mind you, I'm mostly a weekend rider.