Well just got my SV650 and I love it. My first bike. It was between that and the Honda Shadow VSX (both good bikes mind u) But one sport one cruiser. Look wise I like the shadow, but the SV is pretty sharp and handles great. I got the stripped down version wich means the handle bars sit diffrent so I can ride it like a cruiser and not lay down like the crotch rocket. Eventually I might get the "add ons, or body kit" like Ferings and all that stuff ,but wanna keep the handle bars as is for comfort. Anyways I heard nothing but good about it and doin fine, just curious if anyoneelse has any input. My g/f just got a 150cc scooter. I rode it yesterday for 10 min and said "babe im getting a bike today" Ha next day bought one. Never talked much or thought much but kinda bought it on a Wim and I Love it. Anyways just thgought id share that. Cheers.