I will be of little help, but I sat on the thing and love it. From anyone I've talked to, whether on forums or the parts guy at a honda dealership, they love the bike. He has a TL1000R and an sv650s. He said he just couldn't come to terms with getting rid of such a great bike. From what I hear, it just seems you can't go wrong with one unless you ride it with no practice or experience. Check out sv650.org. I think that's it. It's a site in the UK for sv riders.