If I hadn't already picked up a 98 Tiger I'd be seriously interested.
Of course I'd lace a 17" on the front as soon as I got it.
I look at these bikes as an even more comfortable Bandit1250S and that is my intended use for them.
The Tiger is my goldwing, sportbike, commuter, weekend curvy road blaster all wrapped up in one,
and a few dirt roads thrown in here and there.