(this is a longer term speculation on my part rather than a 'going shopping tomorrow' thing, because hopefully I'll have my own wonderful bike back tomorrow or the next day and after paying for the repairs to that will be waiting awhile before the upgrade. but anyway, on with the show.) Loved my Spada, and my current GSXF 400 (GSXR 400 motor), although I'm enjoying it, has pretty much convinced me that I'm much less of an I4 fan than a V2 fan. So in terms of the next upgrade the two things I'm looking at seriously are the SV650S and the VTR1000F (Firestorm). Am I right in thinking of the Firestorm as pretty much a bigger brother of the SV, in terms of both being v-twins, both with similar kinds of fairings and similar riding positions, both with similar goals? I assume the VTR has a fair bit more power and torque, and I actually like its look better (particularly the ones with the colour-matched belly pans). I also assume it munches tyres, chains and sprockets quicker and is more expensive to run in general. Have to admit I'd been kind of fixated on the SV for a long time, but have largely switched my attention to the Firestorm as my next bike. It might be helpful in answering the question (if I asked one!) to know that I'm 5'8" and about 95 kg, and that I don't pillion a huge amount but want to have the option.