View Thread: My Favorite 1st/2nd Bike


Sia Bani
I don't have one, never have, but I want one for either my first or second bike! I love the Suzuki SV650s.

http://www.suzukicycles.com/sr_03/sportstreet/images/sv650sa.jpg

dunnas
Is that a 2003 is it???

I think I'd stick to a 1999-2002

http://bikepoint.ninemsn.com.au/Content/Webphotos/032/BW/BW1724-032-0982.jpg

http://bikepoint.ninemsn.com.au/Content/Webphotos/082/MMP/MMP-082-51.jpg

Sia Bani
Originally posted by dunnas
Is that a 2003 is it???

I think I'd stick to a 1999-2002 ya, they changed shit around. I actually like it, but not the orange one...they've got some weird looking orange color now too. I'd take any of them!

SLP Addict
with a loud ass pip, and a chameleon paint job, that thing would be :pimp: and if you dont like it then :finger: god damn i love these smileys

DominibeanS4
Sia, as usual you're smoking crack. It's all about the 2003 Yamaha YZF R6. It oWnZ yOU!

raska
Originally posted by DominicanS4
Sia, as usual you're smoking crack. It's all about the 2003 Yamaha YZF R6. It oWnZ yOU!

fo'sheezie.

i see a sv650 parked outside of a building a couple days a week.. silver, just like th one in the pic.

Felix Leiter
I think that in 2003 it got fuel injection... mmmm, smooth power delivery and easier cold morning starts. Of course the 2002 I rode was a sweet bike... the power is sneaky!

With an Inline 4 bike (especially lower displacement models like a 600cc SS) all of the power is made above 10,000RPM, so up until that point the bike is rather tame, then the powerband hits and it feels like "Turbo Boost" on the old video games! It's a real rush, however you have to be careful that you don't hit that powerband when you aren't ready for or expecting it--- ie in a corner. Or if you're cruising around at 40mph and the RPM is near the powerband sometimes you'll just get a "jump" in power and you'll look down and be doing 55mph (not good if THE MAN is hiding around the next bend).

The V-Twin engine of the SV650S has a very linear feel to it, there is power throughout the rev range. This is great because there are no unexpected surges in power which makes it much easier to get on the throttle through/coming out of a corner... the power sneaks up on you! It is very managable and an easy bike to ride quickly! It is also a very good learning tool to prime you for a future of riding higher-powered bikes with skill. Personally I'd love an R1 (that thing makes me hard) but at my skill level (10,000 kms experience) I wouldn't be able to ride it with any ability!

dunnas
I'm going motobike shopping tomorrow and the SV650S is definetly on my shopping list. It's just a pity i drank too much because by my calculations the alcohol won't be completely out of my system til 2pm (it's currently 3:42am) saturday afternoon so I can't test ride any since the bike shops all shut around lunch time.

Sia Bani
Originally posted by dunnas
I'm going motobike shopping tomorrow and the SV650S is definetly on my shopping list. It's just a pity i drank too much because by my calculations the alcohol won't be completely out of my system til 2pm (it's currently 3:42am) saturday afternoon so I can't test ride any since the bike shops all shut around lunch time.

what the hell? they close at lunch? How do they sell?

dunnas
Originally posted by Sia Bani
what the hell? they close at lunch? How do they sell?

Notice that I did say it was saturday morning here. They close later on week days obviously. :tahoe:

raska
Originally posted by Sia Bani
what the hell? they close at lunch? How do they sell?

Same deal in europe... it works..... but here in canada, i sleep right through lunch when I can.

dunnas
It's official, I'm picking up a 2000 model SV650S on tuesday or wednesday. It just so happens to be the exact bike I posted the picture of a few days ago above

http://bikepoint.ninemsn.com.au/Content/Webphotos/082/MMP/MMP-082-51.jpg

I'm getting it for AU$8300 or about US4500 and it's only done about 2400 miles

Sia Bani
Originally posted by dunnas
It's official, I'm picking up a 2000 model SV650S on tuesday or wednesday. It just so happens to be the exact bike I posted the picture of a few days ago above

http://bikepoint.ninemsn.com.au/Content/Webphotos/082/MMP/MMP-082-51.jpg

I'm getting it for AU$8300 or about US4500 and it's only done about 2400 miles

there you go....that's my bike!

Felix Leiter
Congratulations! That is the bike that I want also...

I'm sure you'll have lots of fun on it. Now, go buy some good gear and keep the rubber side down!

Felix Leiter
Originally posted by raska
Same deal in europe... it works..... but here in canada, i sleep right through lunch when I can.

I've often wondered why dealers (bike and car) are open during the day at all! Wouldn't it be a better idea to be open late on the weekends (none of this 6pm crap on Sat) and be open late during the week (9pm).

Does anyone go car shopping before lunch on a weekday? Wouldn't most people be at work? When I sold electronics the worst shifts were weekday morning and early afternoon shifts... bring a book!

Around here all of the dealers are open "late" on Thursday only (till 8 or 9) and motorcycle and bicycle dealers aren't open on Sundays (???)-- car dealers are though.