I recently bought the handy sam1000 lift, this is 4" longer than the other models they offer and also offers a rear drop out panel to remove rear wheel easier. For sport bike the front vise is definately adequate to hold the bike. I find the length of the lift to be perfect to use my pitbull rear stands, Handy does make a shorter stand that's designed for their lifts, they offer both single and double sided swingarm versions. It's a joy to work on a bike in the air!!
2014 B3 Brutale 800
That's Giuliano Maoggi and the start of the 1956 Motogiro d'Italia.