While I despise the EPA, you need only to look the Speed Triple, FZ1, Z1000, and Tuono to see that naked bikes need not be emasculated to pass EPA regs, nor do they need to have bargain bin suspension bits.
Naked bikes were looked at as second tier motorcycles and given second tier parts for many years, Honda was a full decade behind the others in realizing that some of us don't wan't to contort themselves anymore to have a sportbike experience.
2002 SuperHornet 919 - In a continuously variable state of modification.
1974 CB360- awaiting restoration money
1981 XL 80
1984? Nighthawk 650
1992? Zephyr 1100
1999 ZRX 1100
1984 V45 Magna
2001 GSXR 750
1985 Shadow 1100