Last year's model compared very nicely to the Street Triple R in a test conducted by Cycle World. In fact, it ranked ahead of the F800F and the Duc...
The only problems mentioned, as I recall, was a weak suspension and the styling flaw of the can.
The 2013 FZ8 appears to have these problems corrected.
From the website, a 2013 model can be had for less than $10k with the accessories I'd choose, including a rad screen,
engine guard, fly screen, grab rails, and center stand.
Might drop by the local dealership to find real world, OTD numbers....