Armchair research is cool. But plunk your backside down on the bike and see how it feels. If you're not legal to ride, at least have someone hold the bike up and sit there in the riding position making vroom-vroom noises. A whole lot of bikes that sound appealing in the articles may not fit you worth a shucks.
Fitting a motorcycle is a lot like fitting a helmet. You've got to place a helmet on your head to know if it actually fits and is comfortable enough to really wear.