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A question I asked on another board too. I think I have seen maybe a single 1000cc SV on the road. NO ONE in our group owns one, although a couple have the 650.
I think that a liter twin that wasn't so track oriented like the RC and TLR would be a bigg seller. I think the S version has clip ons and you can get a full fairing for it.
I'm kind of surprised they aren't wildly popular.
Is it because by the time most riders get to a literbike the SV is too tame? Is the squid factor just not there?
I've never ridden one, so I don't know how good or bad it is. I just know that I've seen maybe one.
 

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I have a naked SV1000, love the thing. I think the problem is, in the U.S. , people want either a full faired sportbike, or a cruiser. That's it. People are sheep for the most part (No offense, people :D ) From what I've heard, they already discontinued the naked SV1000 in the U.S., after only 1 year. Oh well, just makes mine all the cooler :D
Here's a pic right after I got it. The hideous rear fender, mirrors and stock pipes are gone now
 

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^ Your right. That fender is a freak of nature. I wonder what goes through peoples heads when they design something like that.
 

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If they would have stuck the exact TLR motor in the frame and gave it a radical full fairing and conventional shock it would have sold much better.
 

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i think that's a good looking bike you have there Welby.

even though i do like naked bikes....baaaa, i'd rather have something else tho....baaaa

Nevrsumr22 said:
I wonder what goes through peoples heads when they design something like that.
i don't think that comes from the bike designers. i think those are added on as an afterthought for safety/DOT standards.
 

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I think the bikes are great. Only real catch tho is the price. $8600 when for that price you can get a sportier 600 bike. Cheap for a litre bike. If I'm not mistaken, didn't they raise the price substantially over the past 3 years?
 

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UM John said:
Did you read the review in the recent Cycle World about why they arent as popular as they should be?

What'd they say??

Yeah, that fender is easily the most revolting thing ever attached to any motorcycle throughout history, unless you count that Hayabusa with 2 inline rear wheels.... That was some horrendous shit :D Anybody have the pics?!
 

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Jason said:
If they would have stuck the exact TLR motor in the frame and gave it a radical full fairing and conventional shock it would have sold much better.

BINGO


Not only did it NOT get a full fairing.....it got the juice squeezed out of it, without giving aftermarket a chance in hell


With the original TLR's you could EASILY squeeze 130 hp out of them. And thats without ever going into them. PLUS...yoshi had some neat mods because it DID spend a season in racing....the new SV motors don't have any options as far as advancement because noone tooled up on em
 

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welby said:
What'd they say??

Yeah, that fender is easily the most revolting thing ever attached to any motorcycle throughout history, unless you count that Hayabusa with 2 inline rear wheels.... That was some horrendous shit :D Anybody have the pics?!
Yup, I might have......
 

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Accckkkkk, my eyes :D

One thing about your power/price charts is, that's going by MSRP. I'm not sure about the other bikes going prices, but SV1000S's are getting sold for $6,500, and naked ones are selling for about $6,000. I got mine for $6,800, and thought I did pretty well, until I heard what other people were getting them for. Oh well ;)
It's cool, I'm really happy with the bike, and think it handles great and is plenty fast enough for me. Much quicker than my '99 SV650 was. Sounds like a beast too ;)

Snake: That's the only pic I have here at work. I'll have to shoot a couple more and post them sometime...
 

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welby said:
Snake: That's the only pic I have here at work. I'll have to shoot a couple more and post them sometime...

Yeah, all I have is a stock looking pic too. New 2 bros pipes going on next week so new photos to come. For some reason, the stock fender and clutter (minus the reflectors) doesn't look that horrible to me on the TLR.
 

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I know that you should ride for the performance of the bike, but personaly think its ugly as all get out..I'm not into naked bikes.. they just look ga-hay..
 

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I know that you should ride for the performance of the bike, but personaly think its ugly as all get out..I'm not into naked bikes.. they just look ga-hay..
Gee, thanks :D
 

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i took a look at the New SV 1000 yesterday while i was out looking at aprilias(drool) and they look good with full fairings. i don't know why they're not that popular either.
 

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They're not popular because we live in America where only numbers matter. It doesnt have high hp numbers for a liter bike (doesnt compare to i4's and is actually a little lower then most race twins)

I dig it. And if I felt I could ride it without dropping or dumping it I would get one, but I dont think I've got all my crashes out of the way yet...
 

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So the consensus is that it's spec sheet just isn't up to snuff? Anyone have a comparison to say, a Daytona 955i?
The pic of the fully faired bike in m/c magazines looks very nice. And again, I would think a less track focused liter twin would be a big draw.
 
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