Coming off the disappointment with the 800cc CrossRunner - not even coming to the US - this seems to me to be the better of the 2 for my purposes: daily commuting [w/lane-splitting] in all weather conditions, and very rare multi-day rides.
I love shafties for their [relative] minimal maintenance, I like the grunt associated w1200cc bikes, I loved the V-4 engine on my ST1300, I loved my Honda linked-ABS brakes, and I loved how bullet-proof my Honda was.
Can't wait to see how this works out in real-world evaluations. Could be a winner...!
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