And I'd rather be able to run what I need without worrying about turning down anything, unplugging a headlight or whatever. Theres places to save weight that seem to me would allow for a teensy bit more alternator power, I just don't think Suzuki sees it as a priority. I don't think an effective alternator has to be huge and super heavy.
It really comes down to a budget bike and you don't get state of the art thinking and engineering. Hell, sometimes you don't get state of the art thinking and engineering on a much more expensive bike, neither of my Tigers had/has an electrical system that is more than barely adequate either.
'14 HD FLHR
'01 HD FXD
'09 HD XR1200
'79 BMW R100