The Ninja 1000 is an outstanding bike. I'd own one right now if we wouldn't have decided to remodel our kitchen.
You nearly sit upright on it, much higher than a VFR or similar - I'd be surprised if you need risers. But, if you were to put some on there you'd have near adventure bike ergos.
I would look heavily into the sport touring segment. There are a lot of bikes that lean more towards the sport side - that Ninja is one of them. Depending on your budget, a Multistrada would be a good pick, as well as the Triumph Tiger 1050.