So by that reasoning a tire failure at say 75 mph on a "sporty looking bike", wouldn't be nearly as bad as a tire failure at 75 mph on a "true sport bike"?I'd plug it too. There's lots of people running around with plugs and they're fine. Your's is smack dab in the middle of the tire too so you're more than safe to plug it. And I agree with the not in a sport bike too but this isn't a sport bike, it's a sporty looking bike. This thing won't even hit 100mph with a good tuck! This bike isn't going to generate the heat or forces of a true sport bike.
It's your life. If you're comfortable riding around on a tire that could blow out, go for it.