Had an SV650S for many years, now on my 3rd wee-strom (K7, K9, L2), and in fact I still have the -07, as well as the -12. The DL has much more room, and is all in all a way better tourer, though I was masochist enough to do long trips with the SV, too! Where the SV was better is twisty country roads, but only the ones with good surface.
Dunno about your budget, but if you can afford it, the 2012 Wee is better than older ones, its handling will be closer to the streetbike youre switching from. Just get rid of the crap OEM tyres. In fact I put Pilot Road 3's on my 2012, and it handles real sweet on tarmac. Now it gets close to the SV even on twisties.
(but if the 2012/2013 model costs too much for you, I'm not saying the older ones would be a bad choice at all).
Pecha72 screwed with this post 11-15-2012 at 12:33 PM