That was an interesting read. Thanks for this: http://cycle-ergo.com/
I had seen it before, but lost the link. It really is helpful to see where things fall before even trying the bike.
Funny about the Caponord. I just started considering it also, but they are scarce.
I'm leaning towards the Tiger now, but I haven't even sat on one. I have a Wee that I can try anytime, but a 955 isn't in my list of bikes owned by people I know. (edit: looks like there might be one not too far. thanks bobnoxious) I need to Ebay my Penton before I can do anything.
There's a Triumph/Aprillia/Royal Enfield dealer in the next town and a Suz/Kaw/Yam dealer in the same town also, so support is there for almost any choice I make.