eh yeah having all your weight on your shoulders is my biggest 'fist shaking get off my lawn kids' old man gripe about all those nakeds. The FZ07 is probably the best. I love love love the 690 duke but it really beats your shoulders up on any kind of bump. I mean, its good since without your weight forward that thing is wheelie time, but for daily riding i'd rather ride a small enduro any day.
I just thought of this thread, Kymco dealer by me is advertising a '17 K-pipe for 999 on CL right now- brand f'n new.
that, to me, is crazy... how can that be so cheap? if i had a lil extra cash kicking around i'd go buy the thing just knowing i could always sell it for as much or more used come summer.
it would be fun to have a nice, new, stable plat form for the chassis (not some jankass 50 year old s-90) so you can fuck with engine funtimes and not have to worry about overrunning your brakes.
i feel like i'd love to do a z- motor project at some point, and the k-pipe would be the best chassis to have a rude z-clone strapped to, but the niche this thing would fall into, i already have like 6 bikes that do everything this would do better- lighter, faster, more fun to ride, more smokey, cooler and more vintage.... just cant justify having it in the stable.