I'd go for the bike that fits you, your abilities, with the characteristics YOU want. Unless your wife plans to be with you on every ride, I'd say to heck with the pillion preferences. Get what YOU want. IMO, while one might like to share the thrill of the ride with another, sportbikes aren't made for cruising. Just think of the riding position of a sportbike, and the skill it takes to keep yourself upright. I wouldn't even want to try to compensate for keeping two of us that way (aside from a pokey, local jaunt to Pizza Hut or whatever). If you wanna cruise, then get a cruiser and put your babe on the back. If you wanna go fast, get a sportbike. Sportbiking is basically a solo project. I wouldn't try to mix the two, unless you know you have an experienced pillion who knows how to act and react to your every move.
Just my...whatever's worth....inflation's getting high, and the last I saw, advice was up to $.06. Good LORD that's a lot of money! LOL