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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-15-2007, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Am i going to be disapointed in the SV650

Hey guys. Im about to buy a 2005 sv650s. The bike has the full fairing kit so its a decent looking bike. The main reason im looking at this bike is because of insurence reasons. for a gixer it would cost me 1500 a year more to insure the bike. I figure ill buy the bike and ride it for 2 years or so and sell it to one of my friends that is looking to get into riding and go and buy a race inspired bike. I havnt got a chance tgo ride one of the sv650s yet. So what im wondering is what do you guys think of them? Do you think im going to get tired of it fast and want somthing new?


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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-15-2007, 04:44 PM
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I loved my SV, it's a quite capable bike. It's a much more capable around town bike than a 600 like my CBR. It's a lot less work in the twisties because you have to keep the RPMs up with a 600 to make them fly. The SV is just a off/on switch were the power is available through the low power band.

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Short answer......No!

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the SV is a great bike, depending on what you're used to. If you get off a Hayabusa on to the SV, then yes, it'll feel underpowered, but as you're a new rider, you won't have any such pre-conceptions........

unless you start listening to your freinds who ride bigger bikes and give you shi'ite for riding a smaller bike DONT LISTEN TO THEM! More importantly, learn to ride the thing to it's capability. I'll guarantee you run out of ability before it does!

Some people on here will tell you that you need to upgrade the suspension before the SV will handle well. I won't disagree with them, but I'll say that you're probably still a fair way away from needing to do that at this stage, and if and when you do upgrade your suspension, take it to a specialist, and get it done right.

Get it on the track, and then come back here and tell me if you "need" a bigger bike!
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I loved my SV650 and it was a great bike to start on. It wasn't under powered and wasn't over powered for a first time rider. I had a lot of fun on my SV650. You can't go wrong. Just don't plan on doing long wheelies on it otherwise you will starve the front cylinder and blow out a rod bearing.


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You will NOT get bored on it after 2 years.
I rode mine for 4 years, ragged the hell out of it, sold it to help pay for the gsxr I bought and I regret selling it. Such a fun bike that has thrills supersports can't touch.

You should get the naked version though, when it comes to SV's and first time riders I always suggest a naked bike. Not just for not worrying abour replacing bodywork when you drop it, the sensation of speed is much greater without a fairing.

The faster, more race-inspired bike is not necessarily the more enjoyable bike. Hype is worthless.



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Ah theres the thing tho. One should ride for the shear enjoyment of riding. Those who ride for the mere excitement of speed are 99% of the ones we all make fun of n read about in the paper. Now b4 alot of you start getting all defensive, stop and think about what I just said. Its the plain simple truth. Now grant it speed is a factor in the enjoyment of riding, not the only element. I enjoying goin fast as most of us do. But I get just as much of a thrill out of goin thru a set of [email protected] and only a person with a deathwish would 'attempt' doin over 30-40mph thru. (i.e. they go over a cliff if any faster than that)

Thats why I dont get why ppl want a 1k to ride twisties. They dont get thru the twisties any faster than their 600 lil brothers do. They just have to twist the throttle less.

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Thats why I dont get why ppl want a 1k to ride twisties.
It's called OVERCOMPENSATION.

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You won't be disappointed in the SV. It's a great bike.

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I currently ride a 05 SV650S.
First, I don't have the lower fairings, I like it better naked, and if it would drop, no plastics to break.
As for performance, it's fantastic. Even after 8000 miles, I'm still learning its potential. There is no lack of excitement when I jump on my bike, and in anything other than a straight line, I keep up with my buddies on 1000cc + bikes.

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I ride an 06 Sv 650 nekkid version, and wouldn't trade it for anything.

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has anyone ridden the sv650s or the sv650 abs? any difference between the 3 models?

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I love the V-twin on my V-Strom so much, I'd love to have a nekkid SV650 for it's little cousin. The guys I know that ride one really enjoy the bike.

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has anyone ridden the sv650s or the sv650 abs? any difference between the 3 models?
Ah- the "S" has a front fairing, and lower bars. The "ABS" has anti-lock brakes.

I ride a Ninja650R- almost 2000 miles now- I'll roll over when I ride to work tomorrow. The SV and the Ninja are great bikes with unlimited mod potential. You won't be disappointed.

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Wise choice. One of the best 'bangs for the buck' on the market. And a great learners bike. You won't regret it.

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they pwn.

Before you do anything, please do yourself a favor and upgrade the stock suspension. Then get rear sets, in that order.

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