Welcome to the fold Janner. I just got rid of a herd of 650s ( 5- XS650s) and to be completely honest they were getting to a point where they were to heavy for me to roll around the garage safely. I just rolled my B44R out to get ready for a short ride and I can still slide/drag the rear end around by hand if need be. 100+ lbs or so make a big difference in my case.

I would think that you've thought this over and made your choice for a reason. Parts availability is a valid point but what's the point of having just another 500-650 on the road like everyone else......pretty much anybody can do that.

I hope you enjoy whatever bike you end up with, good luck and welcome aboard. (pun intended)

Gordon in NC, USA