I rode the 990 R up to try the 1190 standard... Not a bike for me. I like the controls, and the power of course! To short to the seat, don't need the power, would really like the controls on the grip - but can live without. Also, I didn't like the feel and handling... But to be fair, I only rode it enough to try it, not own it. And as it sat, the bike was way to short for me, seat height and peg to seat height. I am 6'4". Reminded me a lot of my buddies BMW - a very long feel over the tank and out to the front. I did notice the lack of power on the ride home... I'll take a look at the R when ever it hits town. I can see where the standard would be a great bike - but not for me.
Faint is the heart that runs from a fight, but it's a sorry set of legs 'let a man take a beating.