This'll be my second bike. I'm upgrading from a Ninja 250 I've owned for two years. <sarcasm>I'm expecting a negligible performance increase .</sarcasm>TRaGiK said:1st bike? Get used as cheap as possible for as good of a bike as possible.
Been riding for a few? Get new. Nothing like that "new bike smell".
Here're my initial impressions...JustinW said:How does the sv650 compare to the ninja250? (how about a quick comparative review from someone who (has) own(ed/s) both plz)
I think you are the first person in the world I've ever heard compliment Suzuki's finish. lol.infovirus said:- The SV's fit, finish, and overall sense of quality are superior in every way. It feels more stable and solid, due in part, I suppose, to the extra weight.
- It's a head turner. People stare like I'm riding naked.
Absolutely. I wanted an SV as my first bike, but couldn't justify the expense until I was confident motorcycling was a long-term pursuit. Patience is indeed a virtue . I acclimated to the SV immediately. I've read every review and discussion forum I can find and the accolades piled on the SV as a second bike are accurate. I've collected a number of reviews and I can post or PM them if you'd like.JustinW said:After all your riding on the ninjette do you feel the sv650 is a good second bike?
I haven't spent enough time on my SV to draw conclusions, but they're similar. The weight difference is noticeable but not disruptive. Can anyone else here comment from experience on flickability between the SV and bikes as light as the Ninja 250 (~300 pounds)?JustinW said:I've read some reviews of the sv650 so those aren't needed. My last question about the SV is how flickable is it compared to the ninjette?