hello. my name is rick, from s/e virginia. If everything works out i will be an 09 sv650sf abs owner in march. riding an 07 k1200gt right now. i was hoping i would get to ride the country when i bought the gt. not-gonna-happen. plus i can use a couple bucks (who cant?) sooooo, it is sold. i cannot be w/o out 2 wheels, so i need a bike like the sv. light, fine looks, fun to ride most everywhere (if can believe the posters on this forum!;D.) the sv is the same color as my gt, and if you kinda squint, looks something like it. coming from the k-gt you might not think i would be as excited as i am to get the sv, but i know this ones a keeper and CAN'T wait to pile on the miles...!