I have heard mixed reviews about the 1000. Some people love em and some hate them. I ride a 650 as well and was up at the gap for the SV rally. There was a lot of differing opinions of the 1000. Overall it seemed the most of the 1000 guys were satisfied, but some weren't too impressed over the step up from the 650.
2005 Honda CRF88RR - 2007 Honda CBR600RR