Honda is bringing back (if that's the right way to describe it) their 599 for 2006, which is pretty cheap, I think. You might consider the F4i too. How about a used or leftover Daytona 650? Triumphs should be cheap if you can find one used.
I hate that weed-whacker buzz. The Meriden Triumphs got that resonant buzz above 5000rpm that drove you to religion.
If you don't want vibration the only way to go is a rubber mounted motor spun at the sweet spot the rubber mounts were designed for.
There's no vibration worse than an 850 Norton Commando (OK, maybe the Atlas) at any speed, except when the shims are set precisely at 0.009" gap and you're in 4th gear at precisely 3,765rpm. Then it's dead smooth - no (and I mean NO!) vibration.
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