I just traded my '06 SV650 for a V-STROM 650. After 24,000 miles on the SV I just needed more comfort. Yes, it's small and I tried 2 aftermarket seats which never completely fixed the sore butt problem. I had an idea to get a custom seat which would be thicker and wider, this would sit me up higher on the bike which is something I didn't want, I liked sitting down low even though I sacrificed leg room. It seems like I was fixing one problem and creating another, I was trying to turn it into a V Strom, so I did the more logical thing and just got one. I love the SV for what it is, a very fun, sporty bike, and I think trying to turn it into something it's not will ruin it's good qualities. I wish I could have kept both.
2009 Wee Strom ABS (current)
1987 Harley Low Rider Sport (current - with 205K miles)
2009 Aprilia Mana 850, 2006 SV650, 1984 Yamaha Virago 1000 (all sold)
Silver Strom Club Member #11
Wee Farkles: Russell Day Long Seat, Madstad with Moose Adventure Shield +4'', SWMotech Centerstand, 1'' up & back bar risers, Givi XS308 Tankbag, Aprilia mirrors, Framesliders, Fenda Extenda, Elka Shock.