Yeah Bill, it's tough for the reasons you said.
I'm not too worried about not reaching the little one's potential, over the years now I've done it a few times with different rides and racers, so having confidence in the achievable end result means I feel less inclined to prove it all again, if you sorta see what I mean?
I have to admit at the moment I'm 50/50. A SC250 has a 10L tank, which helps, and the radiator air inlet is nowhere near the front wheel, so no chance of rock damage on the highway either.
I rekn I'll contemplate my navel for a while, and ring around, there may be a really good deal out there, maybe not. I'm still leaning towards keeping it, coz it's nearly new, but I am pondering the ease of switching to a slightly faster ride.