6'4" 250 here, 260-290 when I had the 919, and 700 mile jaunts were not an issue for me - I found the 919 pretty darn comfortable.
But, to each their own.
I almost bought a asphault black VFR800, but it just felt gutless down low. Sure, it was fun when the valves clicked in, and the sound and all, but it just was not there, at least for me.
Here is the last one I rode, fun bikes -
Built a VTX1800N a few years back, PCIII, pipes (3"!), intake mods, man, the torque was awesome, but that was one heavy machine, still, it was fun.
Over the decades, been through so many motorcycles I can not remember them all, not sure what direction to go this year, time will tell......