I don’t know yet, I am leaning towards an SV650s but I need to go test ride one first, probably Saturday, just want to find one and get it already, officially sick of little yeebs! (ybr’s nickname :P).
I recommend the SV650 and SV650S 2003 onwards.
Both me and MetalRedCarrie ride them as our commuter bikes.
I have a SV650 K8 and MetalRed a SV650S K8. pic here
And they’re not just commuters they can be serious fun too, I’ve taken mine to the IOM TT.
A new SV650S is still under £5000 ! (just change the crap standard tyres)
You can’t get the SV650 new anymore, the new one is the SFV650 Gladius also £5000 but it’s heavier! it has better standard tyres though.
I’m going to be looking at a budget of 2k ish - anything in particular I should be looking out for as warning signs? Also is the handling of the naked straight bar SV much different to the Sports version do you know?