5. Slim proportions

Not that the Gladius/SFV were wide motorcycles, but the fuel tank on the new SV is 65mm narrower than the SFV. That’s a difference you can visually distinguish when looking at the two. For me anyway, this creates a more pleasing machine from an aesthetics point of view. From a practical standpoint, slim motorbikes are always a plus when splitting lanes, too. Now to contradict everything I just said, I wouldn’t mind if the SV’s bars were a little wider, but a swap to an aftermarket bar is easy and fairly cheap.