I have a L (and sv 650) and agree with the R guys that for faster street playing R is a better choice. After being used to a street bike (and my sv is no rocket in that territory) L is sluggish - tons of fun in the righ element but R will be faster. I personally mighgt consider the Husqvarna TE610 - sure it is more expensive than Honda, but it is already street legal, kicks serious butt, has 6 speed box etc. There is existing supermoto version which would save you a lot in mods. Unless the modding is the point of your hobby it might be worth a look.