Forget the stock D220 tyres ,they almost had me a few times, doing unintentional donuts.This bike is great, it does whatever you want. Keeps up with a R6, until you hit 125 mph, then the engine gets a little bit breathless.Ok very breathless. But the absolute massive way it get up to that speed is great. Make no mistake, this wont have your head spinning or you feeling sick with fear after getting off. It is a bit more sensible than that. It will wheelie on the power when the tank empties though! The engine is faultless really, handling is faultless, the finish is not so good in some places - the fairing mounts rusted under the fairing and when it fell over the crash protectors bent back onto the fairing.Not good. Best kept in a garage then. I dont. Al weather biker so it will get wet. It worked fine on ice and snow, it slides predictably when you test the brakes so no complaints there. OK OK you won't get more than 130 mph out of it, but it does outdrag pretty much everything with its low gearing. The engine is VERY tractable, stick it in first, then 4th then 6th. You only need three gears. I got the one with the full fairing (the SV650S Sports), which looks like a full sports bike, very cool in black,pity Suzuki no longer have this option on the website. The last time I looked they had discontinued this bike, so I am glad they have it back. Two up (using the replaceable solo or dual seat)is no problem, though it was reported to me that the rear seat was a little hard without leathers! So, unless you are a speedfreak, this bike will do anything you want. But you should nag Suzuki for the fairing, it looks twice as expensive with its sports vest on, and you get a better bike.A bargain priced all-rounder I'd say.