Mine starts pretty easily after long periods in the garage. Currently I'm trying to contact a local gun welder to fix the rear of the subframe, it's cracking off. I think he's on holidays, but I won't trust the job to any old welder.
And yes, a six speed electric leg XR600R would cause me to sell some other stuff to buy one, air-cooled and all. I love these things, if only I could find a comfy seat!