I'm biased toward the VFR, as it's what I ride. I'm assuming you are looking at used bikes with this budget. I would add the Suzuki Bandit, Ducati Multistrada 1000, Ducati St2 or St4, Triumph Sprint 1050 (older model), BMW K1200R. Lots and lots of options. Read the forum sites for the contenders in your mind so you know what you are getting into. For the VFR, you need to spend some time on VFRD, and VFR World.