Originally Posted by Mark_S
I can't see the dynamics being that much different than an airhead or scrambler so it should be ok
Ummm probably a shitload better than both. Certainly way crisper than an airhead.
I took my Trophy on lots and lots of (2wd quality) gravel roads, often loaded, two-up and/or at speed - and it was sweet as long as there weren't corrugations. The SV would be similar geometry. The usual rules apply: go too slow and you can't float on top of the loose stuff to stay in control. And I really noticed 180/55 tyres didn't cut in to the surface as nicely as the pointier 170/60.
Tighter, rougher, steeper: the Tiger was much more betterer. But for ordinary gravel roads, a sub-supersport bike is fine.