SUVs are popular for their comfort and inner volume. How a typical good american of 250 pounds might be squeezed into a Civic? Into a GMC Yukon without a problem. And it still will drive to a place where no Civic would dare to. Wanna be adventure bikes, which are considered as motorcycle SUVs, are V Stroms and Versys, at least they have some ground clearance, more than a sport bike suspension travel, and relaxed knee angle. Could anybody tell how CB500 might be adopted to an adventure riding, if adventure implies off pavement riding now and again? BTW, I have nothing against the bike itself, nice college commuter, belongs to road bikes. If Guzzi called V7 Classic a V7 X Classic, would it belong to beasts then?