VFR isn't even on the same planet as a modern literbike. For the VFR type though, there is nothing that can replace it. I've most certainly never been one of those people though.
I say ride a balls out S1000RR. Then go ride a Multistrada 1200 Touring, and make up the mind. The Multistrada has I think a fair amount of the liter bike, even a lot of the same bells and whistles (maybe even more) packaged in something more comfortable. A guy I know said that the second fasted bike/rider at a recent track day was a guy on a Multi. He and the lead bike were flying. Knowing this guy and his observations have me wanting to check it out at least.
For me, I'd still want the S1000RR, but I might feel different after a few hours on it.