I was torn, too. But the slight ergonomic differences were telling. I fit the Majesty a little better. I also like having two headlights on all the time, instead of just one. And, the purchase cost for the same model year and miles is a little lower with the Yamaha. I don't see the quality issues you saw. But then, I may be blind to them. Do I see design issues? Sure.
A JIS screwdriver is on its way from Japan, which should make it easier for me to inspect and replace the filters. Lots of people have had trouble removing the covers -- I'm hoping the main cause of the trouble was their using the wrong tool -- a Phillips screwdriver. So I plan to remove and inspect every oil change. The placement low on the frame makes them street cleaners, and replacement seems to be more frequent than the manual recommends.
No 12v socket
The prior owner added a stereo amplifier and speakers. Whether I keep the sound system or not, I could tap the wiring for that, as it's right there under the seat in plain view. I'm not sure I will, because I bought a couple of extra batteries for my phone, instead. That I'm currently housing in the front pocket of a high-viz vest. It's not very useful there, as I can almost make out turn-by-turn audio guidance, but only when at idle at an intersection.
Edited to correct typos and add:
Less under-seat storage
I cannot fit my XL full face helmet under the seat, no matter what kind of manipulations I make. There are people with normal heads who can fit theirs under, even 2 helmets. Not me.
I'm adding a top case. The ample derriere on these bikes seem to call for larger cases, and I'm thinking of a 46 or 47 liter Givi. That way, I'll be able to store my monstrous helmet.
Last edited by jggimi; 04-03-2017 at 01:21 PM.