Sounds to me like you are after an ADV bike. I would wait because the market is blowing up with ADV bikes. When I first started looking for my next bike, I was looking at the new KTM 1190 Adventure, Kawasaki Versys 1000, or the new V-Strom, and I may still get an Adventure bike, but the appeal of a naked streetfighter has shifted me away from my sportbike, so I bought something that I had no intention of buying but I have no regrets.I take delivery of the FZ-09 and a day later Yamaha releases a half fairing version that has more fuel capacity, longer travel, & a centerstand.
I'm torn, dealer has my deposit but I keep hearing about different models coming out.
This is the same as I have read and heard. Yamaha dramatically underestimated the demand for the FZ-09 and is increasing the production rate. Expecting substantial changes in the near future is likely to go unrewarded; Yamaha has a winner.They probably will but the downside is new higher price. Since the fz09 is selling out and Yamaha doing double production as the misjudge the demand and market conditions.
Do consider yourself lucky to get in on the cheap price.
I just hope Yamaha doesn't let it go to their heads and start pricing it like Ducati. Only reason people are buying is the price, price, price. I seriously doubt people will buy it at triumph STR $10k price. It would sit like the fz08 and fz1