my SV650 already has a GSX-R rear shock so rear suspension is not an issue. the front, however, is a concern. the GSXR fork is not a simple bolt-on modification and I’d really like to avoid doing any modifications to the bike that require fabrication.
the ergonomics on my SV are just fine but the fairing is an issue. The problem with naked bikes is that the only fairings big enough to actually FUNCTION make your bike look like it came out of the ’70s.
I’ve been very very happy with my bike but lately I’ve been running into a lot of problems that only affect ’99-’01 SV650s that were worked out by the time ’02 came out. These problems are design flaws, mainly with the electrical system, that make me think owning the bike is going to be one headache after another. If it weren’t for the electrical system woes that have been getting to me lately I wouldn’t even consider getting rid of it, but the truth is I don’t want a bike that needs to have fabrications done just to run properly and ride well. And things such as having to use the CBR1000RR regulator rectifier as a replacement recently because the OEM ones don’t hold up (my bike has gone thru 2 already) and requires soldering and splicing, they don’t make me feel butterflies about owning the bike for years to come.
EDIT: also, the FZ6 has way more comfortable pillion accomodations which, for what I have in mind, is a plus.