I admire your post and understand where you are coming from and its sad she has the same preconcieved opinion about sportbikes as the rest of the general population.I bought a KLR because I knew I wasn't mature enough to continue riding a semi sporty sportbike (sv). Affter about two years I started getting bored withi it and bought an fz1.
and kept the klr. It's hard if not impossible to ride faster when the conditions are right.
Buy the 929, keep the fairings at a buddies house, mount a windjammer from a 76 Goldwing and see if you can sneak it in.
The 929 is a fantastic bike. I owned a 2000 in the red and white scheme. Beautiful bike. Good luck