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2006 sv1000s....pre-purchase question...

Love my '99 X1 Buell, but after about 300-400 miles the wind protection leaves me wanting. So I'm looking for a Vtwin sport bike with at least some improved wind protection: enter the sv1000s.

Can't seem to find any info about hp & torque at the wheel, anyone got this information handy? Also, anyone know what weight rider the fork is sprung for, and what the rear shock weight capacity is?

Where is the meat in the rpm range, up top, in the middle?

Thanks in advance, I'm just about ready to pull the trigger, I've ridden a Buell Firebolt (great but too small), '00 Honda Superhawk, sv650, & sv1000s. Liking the 1000 the best...
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SV 1000S stats

Per Motorcyclist magazine, tested in the July 2003 issue:

111.2 rear wheel HP @ 9000rpm
70.7 rear wheel ft/lbs torque at 7500 rpm
10.95 second quarter mile at 125.8mph

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SV1000S Test

Link to SportRider magazine comparison test vs Kawi Z1000 and Aprilia Tuono:

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Of the bikes that you listed, the SV1000S is the best of the bunch. I used to have an '03 that I traded in with 23,000 miles on it last year.
It fits a rider that is of average build (5'7" - 6'0") nicely. I am 5'5", so I had a small reach to the bars and I stood on my toes at traffic lights. I did a 2000 mile weekend ride and a bunch of 300 mile rides. I had the gel seat and a taller windscreen for comfort, a TRE and a 2 tooth larger rear sprocket for performance. Z rated tires will not last very long on the rear - torquey bike I changed them to Met. Z6 rear, Sporttec front and I got 10,000 on the bike before I had to buy a new set of tires.
Great bike, never was in the shop for warranty work. Averaged 50mpg when kept below 100mph, will pull redline in top gear. Loves 1 & 2 gear wheelies power or clutch them up. The only reason that I traded it in for my '06 GSXR1000 was because I missed the inline 4 power and sound. It was nice to not see another bike like the SVS on group rides, though. Now I see my bike at every corner...
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