Tristan - OUCHHHHH! My poor Kat! :D
The SV is one of the best deal's out there. Personally, I'm not crazy about the "naked bike look" That means no fairings, just in case you didn't know. But, naked translates to no body work to get smashed and replaced. You could put some frame sliders on an SV650, and probably crash all day w/o hurting anything. Also, unfaired bikes are waaaaaaay cheaper to insure. The insurance companies know that my Katana's fairing are $600 apiece. That's why they bend me over every month.
Anyway, the SV rates tops in fit, finish, engine, handling and all that jazz. Thumbs up.
...Me, officer? You wanted me to pull over? Gee, I'm sorry, I thought you were after that truck with the four bald tires, cracked winshield, smoking exhaust, no stickers and no plates...sorry about that.....