Alot of dirtbikes are like that too. Like was mentioned on another post (maybe at Y! ?) they put the plug in the center of the combustion chambers to get optimum ignition of the gases.remove the tank to get to the plugs???? where do they find the people that design these things!!!!
we are just spoiled by accessability and ease of maintanence of our bike! some bikes you need to do crazy stuff like removing portion of exhaust pipe to do simple oil change - can't remembwer if it is the VFR or the ST1300... but either of those is bitch to maintain because of these litle things. we are lucky!remove the tank to get to the plugs???? where do they find the people that design these things!!!!