And no, it's not a fictional post like some other vehicles here tonight :)
I ordered the bike back in October when Suzuki had a 400 pound cashback offer which I thought was too good to miss even though I didn't need the bike until around now. The bike came in last month coincidentally just four days after passing my big bike test although the garage is around 120 miles away (couldn't get it with cashback from a local dealer). My original plan was to head down and ride the bike back however the weather hasn't been great and the main road has high sections where the temperature drops considerably and the weather is variable. After discussing it with some members here who warned against riding on new tyres I eventually managed to get a friend with a van to take me down and pick up the bike.
I was a bit concerned as the demo and showroom models at the gararge were only half-faired but I was relieved when my bike was fully faired. I liked the idea of a v-twin for the size of the bike as it's a bit neater than the likes of the GSX 650F and some of its other rivals, in the flesh I definitely like it - aside from a couple of 125's the SV did look quite slim alongside all its straight four siblings. The fuel tank is quite a hump though which is going to take getting some used to especially as the riding position feels a little lower than my 125.
Sadly I still haven't been able to ride it as by the time it was home the roads were cold and wet which isn't a good combination for a new bike...really hoping the weather is going to be better over the weekend although the weather forecast isn't looking hopeful