The stock seat on the SV1000 is bad, the factory gel replacement is better, but gets hot in the sun and holds the heat!?
I have a custom seat on mine and you sould figure that into the price, but it is still a great value bike!
And also not mentioned is the easy maintenance! Valve adjustments are 16k and the cams are gear driven, so you just unbolt them and lift them off without ever having to mess with the timing or chain!
Easier than my single cylinder dirt bike!