My circumstances are very similar to yours, an important consideration for me was "how will this vehicle do in storage"? I don't mean properly put away, i mean when i can't get to it for 6 weeks because life is going on. The fuel injection Honda seems to be more tolerant and forgiving of the ethanol blended gasoline commonly available (or so i am told) than the carborated Kawi. I have been quite happy with my Honda after spending $20 to replace the front sprocket and seat bolts. Other mods are in the works but in three manageable chunks, tires, controls, and armor probably in that order at about $300 apiece. I'm at a month of ownership and 300 miles and couldn't be happier.