"AnSV650 is, what, more than 200 lbs lighter and about half the horsepower?"
435lbs and about 65-70hp. A feather by comparison.
My local Yamaha dealer has a supply of 4GTs I expect to take advantage of.
The front one just replaced went 11,500mi, the furthest I've ever gone on a tire on any bike. The steering got a bit weird for the last thousand, but still.
2004 V-Strom 650
2020 Ninja 400 in the hands of the Missus
2004 Suzuki SV650S, also Hers
2008 BMW F800ST, mixed.
In the avatar: 1966 Velocette Venom Thruxton and 1967 BSA Royal Star.