It's so safe that some dumbasses can't even stop or swerve to miss a tree branch in the road. They hit it and fall down! Sounds safe to me. Doesn't matter what your super duper safe sportbike can do if you can't make it do it. I think you proved that.
It easy. It's called a 95" kit, a set of cams, and port the head. Even someone like you could manage that. Gets 100hp/100tq if you do it anywhere near right. I figure if you do the labor it's all of 700 bucks.