Sorry to hear about your crash, how long were you riding before you totaled the bike? If you were riding for about a year or less I would recommend starting on something like the Ninja500. It has more than enough power to get you were you are going, and it will be much easier to learn some of the finer techniques of motorcycling. If you were riding for a few years before you crashed and you really don’t want a 500, then the most I would recommend is the Suzuki SV650. Thats a ‘full size’ motorcycle with gobs of low end torque, but it is delivered in a very controlable fashion.
You are probably already going to do this but just in case you hadn’t thought of it, you should buy some motorcycle gear. I recommend a minimum of jacket, full face helmet, gloves, boots, and some sort of riding pants (not jeans). Depending on what type of gear you get (name brand, not name brand) all of that will cost from as little as $250 to as much as $1000.
Check out: http://www.msf-usa.org/
You can find a local Motorcycle Safety Foundation class through that website depending on which state you live in.
~Best Beginner Motorcycles Admin