Thanks especially for responding to such a verbose, rambling, post. I actually did try to edit it from another computer, but the replacement text didn’t make it to this site (my computer issue-not site problem).
If you don’t mind my asking, is the ninja 650 (doesn’t have ABS as option) any more or less appropriate than the SV650? It may be more comfortable for me, seemingly a little lighter and narrower. Or, is is a completely different animal?
There seems little to no chance of getting a new Ninja 250 within 10 weeks. I haven’t seen the older 250 anywhere, but understand that it is different from the 2008 in many ways, including position.