I haven’t ruled out the sports bike entirely, but on my mountain bike I replaced the flat bar with a 3.5″ riser bar because I didn’t like being leaned so far forward. Logically, I can see why it’s a good posture, especially for aggressive riding. Also, I know that a mountain bike is not a motorcycle ergonomically. However, my thought is that if you get a bike that is more of a standard, you can easily convert it to a flat bar or clip ons later. But if you start out with a bike in an aggressive posture, the cables and lines are shorter and you are stuck with it. I’m trying to plan ahead. But the next time I look at bikes I’ll give that sv650F a second chance.
At this point my top bike choices are Gladius, Ninja 650r, gs500 and I’d like to find a naked sv650 (those things sell FAST!).
Thanks for the support!