Hhhmmmm - might try my battery there 1st to see if I can feel any difference before I decide on the final product.
Ive also noticed in the "barbasma" pics the oil tank is under the seat as well - leaving one huge radiator up front and the oil cooler hanging just above it. As you said they dont spend big $$$$ putting things in places for no reason. If you get a chance look at the 690 rallye - so different to any road based "adv" bike that Ive seen. A place for everything and everything in its place.