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Originally Posted by ConcreteCarver
I compared the SV naked and S versions both in showrooms and by superimposing the manufacturer's photos, and the footpegs are identically placed on the frame and are the same height. Not sure where this info of differences came from (maybe the 1st gen bikes were different?).
One "problem" with the S as a beginner bike, is that the sporty ergos and the fairing do seem to encourage speed (probably not always a good thing). I have found the bike to be quite forgiving overall, but I also do have the advantage of being almost 6'3" which is helpful to get a solid foot on the ground at walking speed when necessary.
Originally Posted by Fargin_Bastige
I'd be willing to bet that the Ninja 500 is roomier for a taller rider than the SV650.
Seat height at rest doesn't dictate seat to peg and seat to bar relationships. Those are the TRUE ergonomic measurements you should be aware of.
Originally Posted by AllHallows
That's the reason I'm pretty much set on getting the SV for my first bike.. I'm 6'7 and it was by far the most comfortable bike I've sat on. I sat on the 500R and felt like a freaking monster on it.
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