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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-08-2002, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Question Suzuki SV650 Stories

I just bought a 2002 SV650! I haven't heard too many stories from SV owners.... Does anyone have a cool encounter to share with the rest of us?

On that note....how do SV's really compare with R6's and Gixxers, in the street environment? One last thing....now that you have an SV650, would you want any other bike?


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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 11:59 AM
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The SV650 is a great all-around bike especially in the twisties and handles very well. I've had an '00 for almost 2 years (14000 miles) and lately have been thinking about a VFR although I don't know why. The V-twin has a broad torque curve compared to in-line 4's meaning that it has reasonable power from about 3000 rpms up to about 9000 rpms. You don't have to pay as close attention to keeping the rev's up like you do on an R6 or GSXR. However, in flat-out acceleration, an R6 or GSXR will eventually leave an SV behind. If you weigh more than about 165 lbs, you will probably eventually upgrade the front suspension. Also, the stock Metzler M4 tires aren't the best.

Check out www.sv650.org and www.svrider.com for dedicated SV sites if you haven't come across them yet. Happy and safe riding!!
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