I'm a first time poster and was hoping to get an opinion from those who have more experience than myself.
I am a very new rider (bike + license + msf last summer). I picked up a Suzuki Bandit 600s as a starter bike, but have found it to be a bit too bit for my short 5'4" stature, plus due to its top heaviness I have problems picking it up by myself. I'm looking for something a bit smaller thats not a super sport, but do enjoy something sporty. LOVE the naked look of the sv650, but the sportiness of the 650s also catches my eye. Anyone riding the sv650, is it a full standard stature when you're sitting? Also how does it handle on longer trips? I'm going to be doing a lot of highway riding/touring and less using it for commuting in the city. And for the the 650s, is it uncomfortable on longer rides? Any personal opinions on its handling? I've been doing a lot of reading up on it, but I'd love some first hand insight.
Any insights anyone could offer would be great or any advice on other bikes similar to these worth taking a look at.