My c14 has the wedges only, but a low sargent seat. This meant the bars ended up feeling higher, by a little anyway. But, as Jeremy said, the ninja bars are way closer.
I'll take a side by side pic of both bikes so you can see the size difference between them. The ninja is tiny. I wish the ninja windshield guys woudl take over the c14 fairing. 103 degrees tonight and no heat issues on the ninja, and the goofy little windshield is amazing.
I took the ninja up on the freeway tonight and really enjoyed it. Great midrange power and it felt fairly smooth at normal cruising speeds...70-80. Very stable, surprisingly so. I dont think the stock tires are good and cannot wait until they wear out.
It was funny, though. The c14 has that tall 6th gear that makes things feel calm and relaxed at felony speeding levels. The ninja does not have a gear indicator, which is fine, but i kept looking for 7th or 8th gear.
JJS6, Your ninja sounds fun and I totally get hopping one up and adding 20hp on top.
..Now, as of today, heres is where I'm at with mine..The ninja would be fun to hop up, I suppose, but I'm not trying to race it. I could have spent the same money and ended up with 180hp to be honest as the shop had a killer deal on a used BMW s1000rr.
Its always been easy to get high peak hp, btu I dont want that on the street since its not usable. If you look at a dyno chart, a c14 (with files removed) has almost twice as much torque as the ninja 1000. For street riding, thats much more fun, and useful. I'll probably add an exhaust, though, since the stock exhaust on the ninja is goofy.
Plus, if you look at dyno charts, a full on supersport only pullls ahead of a ninja 1000 after 10,000 rpm's, so its not slow.