Had my ZZR1100 D1 for about four years now. It is a truely astonishing bike in just about every respect if you use it for what it was meant to do, that is Sport Touring. It is not a Sports Bike and has no pretentions of being so. Yes it is fast, unbelievebly fast, it is reasonably nimble, but not as flickable as a 600cc sports bike. Comfortable, well that depends on your size and shape. I am 5.11 and in truth it is a little short from knee to peg, it is a bit of a streatch to the bars but this can be cured by fitting a set of bar risers. The seat will get a little firm after about 150 miles but then what bike dosn't.
But now the good bit, stick a set of hard cases and top box on this thing, slap a tank bag up front, dump you better half on the pillion behind you and head for Jean Claud's back yard and this thing comes to life. You can Sport Tour, two up with a full set of luggage, Girlfriend and all her dresses, shoes and makeup safely stored and have a blast. The engine has so much grunt that it will eat the A6 down to S France in a flash, or toodle along the country lanes like a pussy cat. 6th gear will take you to interstella speeds and right down to 25mph if you so choose, it is just as stable at either. The added wieght of all that makeup is shrugged off as if it is not there, it hardly affects the fuel consumption at all which is brilliat for a bike this size, ( I get about 53mpg on a run)
In short, if you want to hoon it up with your mates, buy an R1 if you want to do a bit of touring at interstella speed you couldnt do better than a ZZR1100. They are as cheap as chip to buy, you may have seen comments about some dropping the crank on number 3 cylinder but I have done 51.000 miles on mine and with regular oil changes and basic maintenance this wont be a problem.
Be prepared to staple your top lip down as it will be stuck to your teeth when you grin like a Chesire Cat on acid as this thing rockets you towards your destination while your sports bikey mates are still leaving the rendevou point.