well I have to say I am biased just in the fact that I have a 2002 zx12 r .
Actually these are 2 totally different machines if you are looking for comfort its obvious go with the other bike.
If you are looking to do alot of 2 up riding, go with the other bike.
I personally was looking between the zx9r and the zx12r it was my girlfriend that helped me decide on the 12.
I am so glad I did.
The fuel injection is cool but not a necessity.
I had a 97 zx9r and honestly the throttle response on that was good. This is better but not that much.
Coming from a vfr i would think you are looking for a sport tourer ( i may be wrong ). The zx12r is definitely not that .Its definitely a sportbike you lean more than I did on my old nine and its only a few pounds heavier and has a shitload more power
so i guess it depends on what you truly want from a bike.......
the zzx12r is one sweet looking machine.....just not what I was looking for maybe in another 10 or 20 years I might be though