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The SV1000s.......

I just rode the 2006 Sv1000s for the first time. My current ride is a 98 GSXR750 and i love it but I have found a new love with that torque and V-twin Rumble coming out a set of Micron slips .........Oh sweet momma I'm in trouble......it had the lower fairings which filled in that gap between the nose piece and the bottom platic.....looked sweet and rode awesome, especially with a TRE installed .............Might have to change my screen name to SV1000sMKE......

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I just rode the 2006 Sv1000s for the first time. My current ride is a 98 GSXR750 and i love it but I have found a new love with that torque and V-twin Rumble coming out a set of Micron slips .........Oh sweet momma I'm in trouble......it had the lower fairings which filled in that gap between the nose piece and the bottom platic.....looked sweet and rode awesome, especially with a TRE installed .............Might have to change my screen name to SV1000sMKE......
I've been curious about the comparison between a v-twin litre bike and a smaller inline 4... Having never ridden a v-twin litre bike, can you describe the difference in power?
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I've been curious about the comparison between a v-twin litre bike and a smaller inline 4... Having never ridden a v-twin litre bike, can you describe the difference in power?
Torque. I just happen to have the December 1997 issue of Sport Rider magazine where they tested for bike of the year. The Honda VTR 1000 (Super Hawk) made over 60 pounds of torque from 4,500 to 9,500rpm. It made over 40 pounds at 2,500. The Gixxer 750 made a max of 56 pounds at 9,500, and didn't make over 40 pounds until 5,500.

But the four's can rev. The Hawk made 104 hp at 8,500, and the Gixxer made 115 at 11,750. Supprisingly, the Hawk was faster around Streets of Willow, but the Gixxer was quicker around the big track, 1/4 mile, and top speed. The Hawk was the best for the street, but it's voracious appetite for fuel gave the win to the Gixxer.
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Torque. I just happen to have the December 1997 issue of Sport Rider magazine where they tested for bike of the year. The Honda VTR 1000 (Super Hawk) made over 60 pounds of torque from 4,500 to 9,500rpm. It made over 40 pounds at 2,500. The Gixxer 750 made a max of 56 pounds at 9,500, and didn't make over 40 pounds until 5,500.

But the four's can rev. The Hawk made 104 hp at 8,500, and the Gixxer made 115 at 11,750. Supprisingly, the Hawk was faster around Streets of Willow, but the Gixxer was quicker around the big track, 1/4 mile, and top speed. The Hawk was the best for the street, but it's voracious appetite for fuel gave the win to the Gixxer.
Yeah I know it's a torque thing... It's just hard to quantify in words the noticable difference at the wrist... I have read many of an analysis, but nothing seems to give me the answers I am looking for... I am yet to ride a v-twin, but have ridden a Katana and YZF from the late 90's and my current 500 Ninja (parallel twin)... Put lots of miles on the Kat and in terms of acceleration, it's pretty comparable to my bike... Of course there is a 100cc difference, the Kat weights a lot more... and a host of other things...

I guess I just need to get out and ride more bikes...
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Because of urban sprawl, the road race track in Denver has closed as well as the one in Colorado Springs. You now have to go 120 miles to Pueblo, or to Arizona or Utah to race on a track. And there's talk of the 1/4-mi drag strip closing too. My favorite drag strip on a dead-end service road will soon be another mall. So now around here, most racing is done on the streets, interstates, and backroads.

Two major interstates and a ring of bypasses are in Denver, but I avoid riding on them. If you live in a similar place, you will enjoy having a bike with lots of low and mid-range torque. Luckily, there's lots of twisty canyons nearby. Torque is what propels your bike past that slow moving SUV. With blind corners, you have to pass right now. With a V-twin, you crank the throttle and pass. With a four, you can downshift a gear or two or three and pass the SUV.

Basically, V-twin sport bikes are great street bikes and fours are great high-speed bikes. All that Super Hawk needs is a bigger fuel tank and it would be the perfect bike.
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Because of urban sprawl, the road race track in Denver has closed as well as the one in Colorado Springs. You now have to go 120 miles to Pueblo, or to Arizona or Utah to race on a track. And there's talk of the 1/4-mi drag strip closing too. My favorite drag strip on a dead-end service road will soon be another mall. So now around here, most racing is done on the streets, interstates, and backroads.

Two major interstates and a ring of bypasses are in Denver, but I avoid riding on them. If you live in a similar place, you will enjoy having a bike with lots of low and mid-range torque. Luckily, there's lots of twisty canyons nearby. Torque is what propels your bike past that slow moving SUV. With blind corners, you have to pass right now. With a V-twin, you crank the throttle and pass. With a four, you can downshift a gear or two or three and pass the SUV.

Basically, V-twin sport bikes are great street bikes and fours are great high-speed bikes. All that Super Hawk needs is a bigger fuel tank and it would be the perfect bike.

I have family outside Denver... BEAUTIFUL out there...

I understand the concept of torque and the benefits on the street vs. the track... It's just one of those "I need to feel it for myself" sort of things... I guess I am more or less looking for the feel... When I hit the throttle, say a 1/4in blip, it will obviously be more of a pull on the twin than the I4... I am just curious as to how much of a difference is noticable... Obviously where you are in the rev range makes a huge difference... Between my bike and the Kat there really isn't much of a difference relative to the RPM torque peaks... Again, I am just going to have to get out there and test drive some bikes...

I have read bad things about fuel consumption for both the VTR and the Tillers... Not really seen the same for the SV... I am guessing since the SV uses an updated TL engine that it wouldn't be much, if not any, better... However, I just haven't found info online either confirming either way...
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Look @ the RC51. 130hp with 80ft pounds torque. Handles like a surgeons knife soft flesh. It eats SV's for a light snack.
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Mines' only the SV650, so it's not really a point of reference, but on street riding I'm gettign 55 MPG @ 4.5 gallon tank (well 4 then I fill) It's about 200 miles per tank.
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Nothing beats the torque of a twin coming out of a corner and nothing beats the top end of a I4. (I am talking only bikes)

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Nothing beats the torque of a twin coming out of a corner and nothing beats the top end of a I4. (I am talking only bikes)
Me want twin.



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Me want twin.
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You may never turn back. Not that that's a bad thing.
I wouldn't turn down a solid deal on an I4 either tho.



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