I would say the most imporatant thing for you to do is to sit on both bikes and see which feels best to you. Both bikes will be equally good for you IMO but the SV may retain it's value a bit better over time.
I'm sure you've done a fair amount of reading but here is a decent comparison of both bikes. Page 4 sums it up pretty well.
Let us know what you choose. I'm sure you will be happy with either...and be sure to wear gear at all times while riding.