Those guys who test the bikes are a joke. I have the GSX 750 and FZ 07 are closer in size and the Suzy blows it away. Put that stupid FZ09 against a GSX 1000 and see what happens.
Personally my buddy has a FZ09 and can't even keep insite when we ride hard lol.
It's not HP disadvantage it's displacement disadvantage, sure it weighs more but it stays glued to the road, a true sport rider would totally disagree with those magazines as I do.