I've searched these comparisons on here but the only thing i've come up with are relatively old threads. Basically I have 7-8k to spend on my first upgrade (from an Across) and at the moment I'm focusing on the middleweight naked bikes that tickle my fancy. The SV650, the FZ6, the Hornet and possibly the er6n. Haven't seen any other particularly eye catching models in my price range but am open to suggestion. So far I have this: SV650: - V twin good for my mostly city and freeway riding. Good power distribution in the low rev range - Sounds awesome with an aftermarket can, have seen an awesome youtube video of a Leo Vince. - Not really gone on the looks, particularly the single header pipe but I've seen this complemented with a belly pan which can look quite good. More expense really. FZ6: - Inline 4 delivers more power than the V twin, when I start to take some more "spirited" rides through the twisties and interstate. - Really like the looks. - Sound will not be as nice as the sv but i would be interested in hearing opinion on this. I have little knowledge on the other bikes but if one addresses the cons of the bikes above, with as many pros, i would consider it. So what do all you netriders recommend?