I agree, the V is doing a great job of keeping me out of trouble!
I've traveled back to my old office for the first time today since writing-off my Sx on a commute home. i just can't imagine how i used to get away with riding the way I did on the SX, yet at the time it felt perfectly fine...until it wasn't!
i think the little V just brings everything back into perspective of whats acceptable or reasonable. There's no way I could pull the same lean angles or hold the same line now as I did on the old bike.
a guy I know recently let his old diversion 600 go, 2011 weathered, but well looked after mechanically. That would be my ideal choice for a second bike, a winter or everyday bike! one that you don't necessarily worry about keeping nice, just running, take up all the cold winter months or commuting miles and save the your 'real' bike for Sunday best as it were.
I really do like the V and as I've said it's doing me a good service. I will go for one more PCP after this one and then probably look at a Ninja100SX, second hand but that I can keep and really make my own!
Hopefully be able to think about a winter bike (probably not) but at that point I've got a vast wish list of modifications that I'll be doing (all aimed at making the bike better for the everyday, not faster) but they'll be for me. No regard for trade in value or anything like that, just purely upgrades for me and making he bike better for me, that will aid me in keeping her for longer. I.E the footpeg lowering kit is a must on the SX, legroom is improved on the new ninja, but i bet it's still crucial for long term living with!
Suspension is budget (like most K's) and there's a few really nice examples of custom made units from British manufactures that owners have installed on the SX forum. I'll be exploring the benefits of those, along with similar mods aimed at making her better or more appealing for me and me alone!
Never tried an auto oiler, so no comment there, but good luck if you do fit one.