I agree with all the above. I do get a lot of that exhaust heat on my leg on my XCT though.a) in my opinion, riding a motorcycle in shorts is just an idiotic thing to do, regardless of your size or the motorcycle's.
b) if you're short enough that the vision pipes are a danger to your legs, it's probably too big of a bike for you.
c) left leg down at a stop, right foot on the rear brake. many potential problems solved.