Test rode the Tiger 800 and, aside from wind buffeting, which I expected, the bike felt great. Easy to ride, excellent upright perch for vision, smooth shifting for brand spanking new, and easy to flick around. The temp was only 45 degrees so I was unable to get any sense of temp from the cat. The temp bars sat at about 6.
Because I'm not keen on the possibility of frying my legs throughout the summer, especially in traffic, I'm going to keep looking. Mostly at oil and air cooled bikes. For me, old tech is "cooler" tech.
Getting in touch with my inner holligan.