That is a ridiculously high price for a 97. Yes, it's pretty, but the prices on others out there are nowhere near that pricing. That is, of course, a USA perspective. I don't know where you are, but I see you're talking metric.
I decided to hang onto mine when I discovered that I probably couldn't get $4000 for it with 50k miles, perfect condition, Ohlins shocks, and brand new Metzelers.
For less than that price, you can get a twin spark 1150, which pretty much solved the surging issues. With that kind of money to spend, I'd be looking for a twin-spark, but any 1150 is better on the surging than the 1100.
I agree with the above comment about the 94 transmissions. Personally, I just avoid the 94's, but if you did go for one, only go for one that has received the replacement transmission.
The RS is still a very beautiful motorcycle, but make sure you really want that seating position. The RT was MUCH more popular (despite being nowhere near as good looking), so there are about 100 times as many aftermarket options for that model. If you want to chew up miles, get an RT. The RS is better in its ability to "go both ways," sport and tour, but I found both sport and tour are more fun on more dedicated machines.
MS - out