a bike that can be had for 2800 otd and payin out the wazoo for full coverage or a bike that can be had for 9000 OTD. Crash the 250 and u can replace it with a like one for 2k or less,same as insurance would give u. They are tough bikes 2 total anyway.kneedraggin650s said:Interesting set of statements.
It is not a much better starter bike. The 250 and 500's suspension and brakes are just fine and there is no way you are going to outride them in your first year or two no matter what you say.MIKEDPILOT said:To heck wit looks. The SV is a good starter. Very smooth powerband. Doesn't have the ability to do 140+ cause as much as u say you will ride responisbly u won't.:lol It is one of the premier track school bikes. Still does like a high 11s low 12 sec quarter mile and won't loop if u sneeze in the first 3 gears. I personaly consider it a much better starter then a 250 or 500 due to its better brakes and suspension.
Do you want to modify the above statement, or do I need to ride up to NYC and bitch slap your punk ass?MIKEDPILOT said:650, the 1000 is a detuned TL engine. Even those its de-tuned and mostly homosexuals ride the softer SV-1000 while real men ride the TL it still is a wheelie monster and can spin the tire out rather easily. The liter twins are fun bikes for more advanced rider but pretty bad for a first time. An SV-650 would be my bike of choice for track if i didn't have 4 other bikes.lol
Wait, I'm coming with you.gngsquared said:Do you want to modify the above statement, or do I need to ride up to NYC and bitch slap your punk ass?
TemplarForGod said:Most say the sv has a lot of torque. I dont know, I think this is subjective. It may have more torque in comparison to its powerband, a 600ss has most of its torque in the higher rpms while the sv delivers equal torque throughout. At least thats what I understand.
I like my bike a lot. I would rather have a cbr600rr but im 19 and the insurance is enough as it is. My advice if you buy the sv. Dont expect a balls to the wall crotch rocket. Its fast but I never get the feeling that it wants to rip my arms off. The growlof the V-Twin is nice (opposed to the whine of the ss inline 4), the low end torque is real nice for the city. I dont know how well you ride but the bike is forgiving, just remember it still has 600 cc's... ss or not Oh and theres is an abundance of aftermarked parts. Kinda like a honda civic, but way better.
forgot- full farings, rear seat cowl,fender eliminator kit. One sweet lookin ride.