I was looking for a cheap daily work commuter 3 years ago and bought a 2005 black SV1000N with 110,000 km. I wasn't aware of this bike and at the time and also didn't realised that it shared a lot with the TL1000R, even though i knew about the TL1000R for many years and had always wanted one. Anyway, i was a little hesitant to buy it at first because of the high kms, but because it had full year registration, near new metzeler tyres, chrome Devil mufflers, tre, k&n air filter, side tank gripper/protectors, heated grips, rear tyre hugger, Hel brake lines, tail tidy, led indicators, 2 inch raisers with fat drag bars with nice black levers to match and only a $2000 (Australian) asking price, it seemed to be a huge bargain. I was convinced that the bike must be faulty for the guy to be asking such a low price. So i took it for a long test ride to see if any problems would show up. Man, right of the bat I was so impressed by the pulling power and the sweet v-twin music. I couldn't believe how effortlessly it would do wheelies. I loved how you didn't need to rev its tits off to get it moving so quickly. Off the mark acceleration was awesome. To my amazement, everything on the bike worked perfectly. I was totally hooked by the newly found SV1000N and gave him the money quicker than he could possibly change his mind lol. 3 years on and with around 30,000 kms added to the clock, the bike is still going strong. All ive done thus far is oil and tyre changes. Actually it goes even better now that I've gone 16/43 on the sprockets. Over the last few months, I've been wanting to update to a newer/fresher bike. I've ridden so many different 1000 cc and above bikes, but none of them has given me the thrill/enjoyment like the SV1000N concidering the bang for buck i get from my SV1000N. i think I'll be looking for a long time before a find a nicer bike without paying too much. Until then, I'm gonna ride it till it dies. "When you're on a good thing, stick to it".