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SV vs GSXR? V2 vs I4??

I've ben riding for 4 years, and have always rode ninja 7s. I am getting a new bike when i get home next spring so ill have to go to suzuki to stick with 750's, Ive ben doing to much thinking about it and am now adding the SV to my options. I rode a buddy's TL back when i only had a year of experience and loved the middle grunt and the sound of the twins, but then scared away when i let out the clutch in a turn and ended up on one wheel for the first time ever.

I ride: 35% in town, 35% mountains, 20% highways, and 10% up on one!

So tell me about the SV vs GSXR 750, do i stick with the 750 or jump on an SV? I sat on both 07 window shopping right befor i left and am comfortable ether way.

How does the TL compare to the SV? I know it's newer and the body's slimmer, but did they dummy down the beast?

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TL/TLR was a heavy beast with questionable rear suspension design. Roraty rear damper in place of the shock. The SV 1000 reworked the swing arm for a conventional shock arrangement and made minor engine upgrades, still a tad heavy.

The big twin is a great bike but your going to have to tune it to taste...My opinion get yourself a new GSXR750 and a new helmet instead...

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.My opinion get yourself a new GSXR750 and a new helmet instead...
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I'd personally buy the SV, but I'm not an inline 4 guy for the most part. I'm rather partial to the big bore V twins.

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You'll like the SV

I am kinda partial to the SV. I have had 2 Ninja 600's and an r6. I bought the SV1000 for the reason of comfort, around town grunt, and its just very diffrent than all the plastic clad bikes out there. With very little mods this things turns into a beast! I have had mine dyno'd at 118 hp at the rear wheel. So the power is there. You really have to ask yourself, Are you really going to enjoy that scrunched up posture that puts a lot more weight on your wrists vs what the SV does? I know I dont miss it. There is a lot of good info on the SV on various forums on the net. So do some research...i think you'll like the SV.
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are you talking a sv650 or sv1000?



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TL/TLR was a heavy beast with questionable rear suspension design. Roraty rear damper in place of the shock. The SV 1000 reworked the swing arm for a conventional shock arrangement and made minor engine upgrades, still a tad heavy.

The big twin is a great bike but your going to have to tune it to taste...My opinion get yourself a new GSXR750 and a new helmet instead...
That's got most of it.
SV is gonna be a bit short on the top end, but way more on the down low.
750 will also have a better and more tuneable suspension.
SV is mostly naked too, in case fairings matter.
and the 750 will cost more... about $1500 or so.

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are you talking a sv650 or sv1000?
Hopefully the 1K... the 650 is a step below the 750 for sure.

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Yeah, im talking about the SV1, I just love that mid grunt. Not worried about fairings, just trying to get the right bike so i can stick with it for a while while i go to school for a few years when i get back.

so king bob, sv rider what makes you love the v2 so much and keep you on the v2 instead of the i4?

wich is better for mountains, or city, or wheelie?
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I dont personally own the V twin, but the sound alone to me is so unique that I just couldnt say no.

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Yeah, im talking about the SV1, I just love that mid grunt. Not worried about fairings, just trying to get the right bike so i can stick with it for a while while i go to school for a few years when i get back.

so king bob, sv rider what makes you love the v2 so much and keep you on the v2 instead of the i4?

wich is better for mountains, or city, or wheelie?
Ok...
I started on the SV cause
1. it was affordable and available when i wanted to buy
2. I've always loved suzuki's naked styling, over the bandit's when I was a kid.

Now that I have the SV
I LOVE the sound. There is NOTHING better than the rumble of a V-twin, and then winding it out to 11K!
The torque is incredible. You can't screw up. It's almost impossible to kill the bike starting out.
Wheelies... yes, they can be had. Power it up in 1st anytime. holding them is more difficult as you run out of RPM's quick, and when you reach BP, the throttle is very touchy.
I've never ridden in mountains, so I can't say anything about that.
I'd say the V twin is a far better city bike than any I 4, just for ease of riding.
Like I said earlier, power is everywhere, from 3 grand to 11, just twist it and you go.

I would also guess that the v twin would be better for a tight technical track, or tight twistys, as you have the instant torque and power down low for exiting the corners.

As for what keeps me off the I4's... well, nothing.
My next bike will probably be the GSXR 750 or 1K
I've ridden a few of my friends I4's and I've gotten the itch for more top end.
I want the bigger bike so I don't sacrafice TOO much low end, and cause I'll use it as a commuter mostly, not many twistys around here

We'll see what happens after that.
If Zuke would upgrade the SV1K a bit... maybe a GSXR fork, new rear shock, and some newer brakes... that would help alot too.

Hope that helps!

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I am kinda partial to the SV. I have had 2 Ninja 600's and an r6. I bought the SV1000 for the reason of comfort, around town grunt, and its just very diffrent than all the plastic clad bikes out there. With very little mods this things turns into a beast! I have had mine dyno'd at 118 hp at the rear wheel. So the power is there. You really have to ask yourself, Are you really going to enjoy that scrunched up posture that puts a lot more weight on your wrists vs what the SV does? I know I dont miss it. There is a lot of good info on the SV on various forums on the net. So do some research...i think you'll like the SV.
you're not pose to hold yourself up with your arms. I see your point but please base it on the bikes n not a bad riding posture.
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First of all, the TL (S and R) ride very much differently than the SV1000. The SV1000 is a lot friendlier with a more watered down engine and a less race-inspired chassis (no weird quirks from the rotary rear shock). Secondly there's the SV1000 and then there's the SV1000S. The SV1000 with the high handlebar was imported for only one year. The rest are SV1000S.

Ride what you want to ride.

I'm a V-twin guy but then that's me.

The Gixxer is going to be a razor sharp scapel while the SV1000S is going to be more of a sporty standard. How sportively do you plan on riding? If you plan on riding aggressively then the SV is going to require some suspension mods (new springs maybe and definitely new valvings for the forks and shocks) while both bikes will need exhaust and minor tunings to make them run smoother than stock engine settings.


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