I think you were in the cheap bikes thread too, right?
That bike is a great 10 footer, but does look a bit rough up close. Regardless, it's a Bandit and as such is bulletproof. I have no idea what would cause you to sell it next spring, but I'm biased.
It's comfortable and has serious balls, so for me it's a great touring bike.
There are many naked conversions and the maximum suzuki forum will guide you well. For me, it looks great being naked, but the wind beats the crap out of me above 80 for any stretch. Er, km/hr
I'm going with PR3s next because I live where it rains a lot and I don't put my bike away. Battery tender?
Oh, does it smoke? If so then read up. Mine is too old to smoke. It just hauls a**.