The problem with the cold check and "oil should just touch the end of stick" is that it might just be below the stick and you add some when it might not needed. I took a 12" plastic stick and cut two notches at 6-3/4" and 7-3/4". When inserted into the oil tank all the way to the bottom, you get to see the actual oil level in the tank. Whether you test cold or hot, it is easier to red than the stock dipstick.Yes checking oil level is a pain in the arse compared to 2 wheel motorcycles.
I used to do it according to owners manual. Remove left middle side panel. Engine must be at normal operation temp (3 bars). start bike and idle for 30 seconds. Shut bike off check oil-should be just below full mark.
I now, not recommended for others, check when stone cold. Oil should just touch end of stick.