Find a good 09-up 990 Adv R or Dakar. Put on a single exhaust, TuneECU map it with PowerTripp's map for single exhaust, G2 slow turn throttle and you won't be missing carbs.
I've had the tall suspension on an 05-950, now have standard suspension on 990 Adv with ABS. I don't miss the tall suspension at all. The ABS adds weight, but is non-intrusive for most riding and can be easily turned off.
"Dad, can I get a motorcycle when I grow up?"
"Son, you can't do both"