Hey! What a bout Kawasaki??
Their new bikes are terriffic!
In all honesty, all the major manufacturers make good bikes. There may be slight differences between the brands in terms of geometry and ride, maintenance costs and frequency and of course, color.....
But all in all, the best way to determine which bike fits you best and you feel comfortable on, is to get out and ride 'em.
I own 6 Yamahas and a Honda. Had both Suzuki and Kawasaki in the past and enjoyed each and every one of them.
Stick with one of the major players........Oh, and don't forget KTM. They make great bikes, expensive, but very good.
Stay away from the cheap Chinese stuff.........