Doing some research
I'm thinking of trading my Ninja 300 commuter for a CBR500R. It's done exceptionally well for city commuting but I did a 1300 mile road trip on it and it didn't have enough oomph over 80 when I wanted to pass cars. Since the 500 does just as well, if not better, with fuel mileage according the fuelly and threads here, I think this might make a good trade.
About me: been riding 11 years next month, current bikes are in my sig, I ride track on occasion but not a racer, I commute almost daily, and I've done several cross country road trips, all on sport bikes. I aspire to do a road trip to Anchorage from New Orleans in a year or 2.
I've loved many bikes but still looking for my dream bike.
And yes, I use car oil in all of my bikes (Rotella T6, Mobil 1 synthetic) and plug my tires when they get a nail and in 11 years never had an issue with either
2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO
2006 CBR 1000RR (Blue/yellow)
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300