Maybe these are just difficult to review...
With a machine like this, if you compare to a sports bike when thinking about handling and performance, then compare to a Vespa when thinking about storage and convenience you're just going to see negatives. Not too helpful to anyone reading a review and wanting a balanced opinion, I think.
If, like me, you learned on 'real' (geared 'standard') motorbikes but have ridden things like Piaggio MP3, Gilera Fuoco, Honda Silverwings (so-called 'maxi-scooters) the SRV, by comparison, is awesome.
If you want the comfort and functionality of a scooter, but also want to not get stuck behind any boxes-on-wheels (city, town, motorway *or* country roads) then the SRV is awesome.
I don't want to pretend I'm on a race track and 'get my knee down'. I don't want to brag about my near death experiences on the road. I don't want to strap on a dozen lights and hang out with the Mods, either.
I want to commute 50 miles into London center, tour europe, pop to the shops, have some fun in the twisties - I want it all! And the SRV gives it to me.
If you want a sports bike, go get one. If you want a scooter, go get one. The SRV is neither and it's awesome.