the SEPST is not such a bad pick in your situation
As MoCo - finally - started to offer SEPST lessons for their European dealers in 2009 there is quite a good chance you may get a fairly good tune for your bike with this tool - and still keep your dealers support. If it doesn't work for you you still may find an other tuner this side of the pond who will finetune your bike. Even if he may prefer using direct link, TTS or any other device: if a tuner knows his business he can handle the SEPST as well.
Using the smarttune ability is the easiest way to improve a (fairly close) tune even if you don't have access to a dyno nor want to use it yourself: get a schedule from your tuner which riding situations (RPMs, throttle position, time) he wants to get logged, ride according to schedule, mail the log to him and he can return the improved map to you via mail within a couple of minutes, download to ECM and ride on. If you have a reasonable fast mobile internet access you can easily do 5 or 6 smarttune runs in one afternoon
But be carefull not to wander too far away from those builds the factory supplies maps for: porting heads and manifold for instance may well be too much for smarttune and regular dealer SEPST knowledge
The tuners here in Dubai were supposedly trained by some guys that came over from the US, fingers crossed!
Great advice on the general set up, just want them to get it close then like you say, the smart tune should do most the rest!
Not messing around with the engine that much this year! going to fit the Heavy Breather and a Rinehart Crossback Pipes first, get the bike running as it should and then enjoy it!
Just about to start a project bike! planning on taking a 2012 Blackline, stick in a 120r motor, add a pro charger supercharger, a D & D Boarzilla pipe, Springer front end and just see where i end up! wanted to do it to a Breakout but i can pick a Blackline up for the right money and it seampt criminal to rip the new engine out of the Breakout!