I've owned 30 street bikes since 1973. From 1973-1985 most were Kawasaki's. From 1998- 2017 most were Yamahas. Owned one Suzuki ,a Busa, couple of Honda's. But Yamahas are my favorite rides, cruisers and sport bikes and waverunners. But I still would pick Kawasaki as my second favorite brand only for sport bikes ,not for a cruiser.Yamaha makes better cruisers for sure.IMHOP.
Welcome to the FZ10 forum. And the cross plane engine.
One thing for sure is ergo's of the Yamaha will be better than all those Kawi's. Coming from Honda and trying Kawi's it was just weird for me. So in that case I gravitate between Honda and Yamaha... and in the future Ducati as my income grows.