I had a sight glass on a BMW R850R - not too bad to check - and on a Suzuki 650 Burgman - very low, and recessed in behind a hole in the lower fairing, a real get-down-on-your-knees PITA to check.
Me, I find it odd that a bike with no centerstand gets its oil checked straight up and down. I would think it would be easier to have the dipstick long enough - or something like that - so that the level could be checked on the sidestand. You wouldn't have to be holding the bike up, which you don't have to do, either, when you change the oil, right?
2012 XCT (SOLD)
: HeliBars; Centramatics; PC-V; Lloydz air filter; 11" Madstad; Rivco LED mirrors; Doran TPMS; Stebel horn; Motolights; CustomLED trunk flasher; KewlHeel shifter; CycleOps trunk rack; BeadRider seat; Vibranator bar ends; Passenger grab handles; Powerlet outlets; Handlebar RAM mount; RicZ laydown plate; Brukus SaddlebagSecure; 14" flexible antenna; RAM cupholder on trunk; shock Schrader valve relocation.