You might want to just give some thought to what you want out of the bike. Lots of sportbikes will do most of what a liter bike will; 600's, 750's.
Also, Yamaha didn't do too well in a recent suspenson evaluation of liter bikes in RoadRaceWorld, last in fact.
Your comment, "...had a 92 FZR600 as a first bike for about three years and then got rid of it for fear of killing myself by doing stupid things like wheelies and excessive speeding. This was 3 years ago and I have matured greatly since then (hopefully!!!) I'm really taken by the R1", is sort of revealing but not as you would like.
If you scared yourself with a 600 by risky behavior, do you actually believe that buying a liter bike three years later is evidence of new found maturity? I'm not trying to be ugly, even though it might sound like it. I just fell off my ZX6R via my own "risky behavior" so I'm giving myself a little extra license to be candid.
I think bikes are only good for two things: transportation or "risky" (but fun) behavior. Nobody needs a liter sportbike for transportation. Looks like you aren't really "over it" yet.
Me either and I'm 52. LMAO.