They are hard to beat. Had a Yzf 600 in 2003-2005-loved it. But honestly, the SV is more fun on the road. Have you ridden one? They are pretty hard to beat when you look at cost, part availability, and mods out there. Let us know what you go with. If you have questions the answer is probably here.
Yeah I want one for exactly what you said. If you know anyone that maybe wants a crotch rocket tell them i got a 05 r6 that is in near mint condition... I would like to do a trade and then pocket some cash ... looking at a 03 ish or something... fuel injection would be nice but its not a must for me.