another vs. question! (NT650 vs SV650)
I'm looking to upgrade to a new bike before next summer. My needs are: something sporty, cheap, reliable. Capable of the daily commute, and weekend rides w/ the local crotch rocket crew. Then, on the Touring end of things, i plan to do a X-country ride next summer, so i need this same bike to be able to handle highway touring.
At the top of my list right now are these two bikes, the Honda Hawk GT(NT650) or the Suzuki SV650. THe Hawk has the advantage of being a couple thousand dollars cheaper, which will leave me room for gear like bags, windsheild, Corbin, etc. THe SV has the advantage of being 10yrs newer, bigger aftermarket, more support, but also alot more expensive, which leaves little $$ for gear...
I'd really like to hear of anyone's experience with long range rides with either of these bikes.