Man, I too started out on a 2003 SV650S Great Bike. I loved it and wish I had the money to have two bikes because I would buy another one. Through the corners they are as fast as anything but on the straits...well still not bad but I think the fastest I ever saw on mine was 136mph and it took quite a while to get there. Speed didn't climb real fast after about 110. But like I said it doesn't matter, I would buy another.