Nice RC you've got there!
Nice pic of it. I've been sport-touring my VF1000R for a few years now, and it definitely is easier when there's no traffic. I think that's because your mind is on the next corner instead of the next gas stop where you can rest your butt.
In fact, I'm leaving tonight. Going to Walden CO, 100 mi. through a mountain canyon to meet up with some friends so we can leave in the morning for an overnight jaunt through Colorado's beautiful Rocky Mountains. One Aprilia Falco, two Hayabusas and a VF1000R. Won't that be fun.
My VF is heavy and rides pretty nice, but the seat is nothing spectacular. I like having the damping adjustability while riding. It's got a cable by my left knee and wheel on top of the right forkleg. When traffic slows us down, I can soften up the bumps a tad. In any case though, it's "The faster the better."