I'm just thinking out loud here.
My current bike is a 2001 FZ1. Great bike. Powerful, sporty, do-everything.
My previous bike was a 2000 SV650. It was stolen then replaced with my FZ1.
I loved my SV, but found that my FZ1 filled my needs better: it was more powerful, more upright/comfortable, more suitable for two-up riding. However, I think my needs are changing: thanks to baby & family, my two-up riding and general highway touring is very infrequent. Now that Boundary Bay is available, I think I would like something a little more flickable. And while the FZ1 has gobs of power, I almost never get a chance to use it.
So maybe, I'm thinking, I'd like to go back to an SV650? Good for tight, technical circuits, good around town (where most of my riding takes place), cheaper on gas and insurance. And USEABLE power.
Yes, I'm going to post up on SVRider.com's message board.
Does anyone have a link to any model-year-comparisions for the SV? I know 1999-2002 were the same, then the change for 2003, then a smaller change for 2004? I'm not sure of the details.