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Suzuki SV650S L2 £4,699.00 - GS Motorcycles (RRP £5216)

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Getting into summer so who needs a roof (OK maybe I'll take that back); well how about one of the best budget sportsbikes available for less than most of your 2 year car lease deals (and you own it).
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Awww... looks like you got the 'argument-flounce badge too!' :D :P


Oh and the carb model has different profile cams - it's a common mod for racing to use the pointy model cams as that was allowed for minitwins rules. Along with a full M4 exhaust system my bike had to be slightly restricted to the 72hp when I stuck the pointy cams in a curvy. Not sure I noticed a big difference between the two when riding stock ones.

Edited By: _g_ on May 10, 2015 14:36
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Quite a good deal to be honest for a brand new sv650,,, BUT it is a pity how this bike in particular loses its value dramatically. You can buy a second hand one around the 1 grand mark
1 grand will get you the pre 2003 'curvy' model with the steel frame and, personally, ugly fairings. And it'll have high mileage.
3 grand will get you a 10-15k mileage 06 to 12 plate fully faired and in good condition. so yes it'll lose value but let's not exaggerate.
I got really lucky last week and got a fully faired candy blue 07 sv650 so the dual spark plugs as well. £1400 and only 2080 miles on the clock. Just sat in someone's garage for years, what a loon selling it so cheap. It is basically new, sadly it has been dropped before as slight scuff on lower fairing and end off handlebar but nothing that bad.
all i can say is wow!
i thought i was lucky getting an 06 with 10k miles, fender extender, rear hugger, R&G bungs, double bubble screen, unscratched fully faired, seat cowel and front and back oxford stands for £2,000!http://tinypic.com/r/a41pq0/8
Well you did get a very good deal. You have all the important upgrades and those paddock stands would set you back at least £50 and also extremely useful, also means you must the bobbins for them installed. All that is stuff I would like and will cost you £350, £400ish unless you can find very good second hand deals. I would like to have an undamaged bike even though I am sure I will drop it at some point would be nice up until then ;) I would say we got similarly good deals. You even had the curvy mate? I had one for a couple of months before I came across the 07 at a price I couldn't ignore so going to sell my curvy. I want to know if it is just me who feels the carb model is a lot faster at the lower revs? Some reason I can't see the image you gave, I will have to try on the desktop. I will upload a picture off mine for you later.

unfortunately i've never had the curvy so i couldn't say!
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You seem to have 'read in' (aka made up) quite a lot.
While I did start on smaller bikes - CBT at 17, as many do - I didn't state that. I don't ride a thou now - I owned one used it for commuting when I had a reasonably well paying job. I chose the GSXR after commuting on a variety of bikes including a 'race' zx9r, a KTM690, and a vaiety of other others in prior years. For my through-town commute I found the superbike the quickest and easiest option.
It wasn't the bike I'd choose for fun when I owned it - that would have probably been the KTM200 (2 stroke).
The SV650s really brought me on racing - the low power meant you had try that much harder. To the point after I'd sold the two owned seven years ago, when I saw another one come at a good price with fairings that matched my 675 track/race bike, I got it. Road ones are cheap and capable enough for daily stuff.
To me your post smacks of a lack of knowledge of bikes, but I was avoiding saying it, because it might be considered a bit rude ;).
What stock rubber will you get on a bike like an SV650 that you'll expect to last 15k miles? Of course tyre manufacturers recommend replacement of older tyres. I just did a scooter race with 8 year old tyres. They gripped excellently. I'm sure I've ridden on track at least at an inters-pace with similarly old tyres and been fine too.
But, even with spending some money (getting a better spec than new), you're still saving a whole load of money.
The SV650 does not have 'sports handling'. It has 'commuter handling' - sloppy and wollowy when pushed, brakes which are lacking in feel and bite (though, to be fair the same could be aimed at those which use Tokico calipers).
They are marketed as 'sporty' because teenagers and those with similar mindsets find it more desirable. There's a reason their actual sports bikes cost twice as much as this - much better quality 'sports' components.
If you want 'sporty' handling as seen on supertwins (which allow pretty much unlimited mods bar keeping engine capacity) you'll have to upgrade suspension.
Personally I don't like the more linear power delivery of a twin (or litre bike) for fun on the road. Much prefer a revy 2 stroke. On track where you should always be at high revs, I find it makes less difference.

Thanks for the reply and apologies for the jibing. I was counting on your reply to get up to 250 posts for the celebrity badge. Shallow I know but a nice celebrity badge for me.
You seem to have 'read in' (aka made up) quite a lot.
While I did start on smaller bikes - CBT at 17, as many do - I didn't state that. I don't ride a thou now - I owned one used it for commuting when I had a reasonably well paying job. I chose the GSXR after commuting on a variety of bikes including a 'race' zx9r, a KTM690, and a vaiety of other others in prior years. For my through-town commute I found the superbike the quickest and easiest option.
It wasn't the bike I'd choose for fun when I owned it - that would have probably been the KTM200 (2 stroke).

The SV650s really brought me on racing - the low power meant you had try that much harder. To the point after I'd sold the two owned seven years ago, when I saw another one come at a good price with fairings that matched my 675 track/race bike, I got it. Road ones are cheap and capable enough for daily stuff.

To me your post smacks of a lack of knowledge of bikes, but I was avoiding saying it, because it might be considered a bit rude ;).
What stock rubber will you get on a bike like an SV650 that you'll expect to last 15k miles? Of course tyre manufacturers recommend replacement of older tyres. I just did a scooter race with 8 year old tyres. They gripped excellently. I'm sure I've ridden on track at least at an inters-pace with similarly old tyres and been fine too.
But, even with spending some money (getting a better spec than new), you're still saving a whole load of money.

The SV650 does not have 'sports handling'. It has 'commuter handling' - sloppy and wollowy when pushed, brakes which are lacking in feel and bite (though, to be fair the same could be aimed at those which use Tokico calipers).
They are marketed as 'sporty' because teenagers and those with similar mindsets find it more desirable. There's a reason their actual sports bikes cost twice as much as this - much better quality 'sports' components.
If you want 'sporty' handling as seen on supertwins (which allow pretty much unlimited mods bar keeping engine capacity) you'll have to upgrade suspension.

Personally I don't like the more linear power delivery of a twin (or litre bike) for fun on the road. Much prefer a revy 2 stroke. On track where you should always be at high revs, I find it makes less difference.
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Disagree that the SV is not a sports bike, if it can race and be competitive in sport it's a sportsbike.
So the Honda C90 is a 'sports bike' because it races and is competitive in sport?
As well as racing SV650s, I have raced a completely stock (bar tyres) c90.
In both cases the racing was against similar bikes. Put either up against an R6 and it'll be left way behind, unless there's a big skill gap (I've done similar lap times to litre bikes on an SV650 at Snetterton - I was just a faster rider and there's probably some people that could manage the same speeds on an even more commuter bike like a CB500.
In most cases you need to upgrade the suspension on these commuter bikes, while a sports bike (ie R6, GSXR600 etc) will hold a considerably faster pace with stock suspension.
Why will old bikes have old tyres? Most people will replace tyres when they wear out. Servicing or replacing suspension is cheap - the SV has soggy suspension in the first place. I set my price to include an early pointy, but lots of people will think they look outdated and rubbish too, of course.
Robert Dunlop typically raced GP bikes. These are race bikes. They are not designed to be easy first bikes for a gentle ride. The 250cc he was killed on had a considerably higher top speed than the 650cc and likely weighed around half the weight.
Why do you think small cc means commuter?
Me... I got a GSXR1000 for my commute when I had a daily journey to do through town on a motorbike - though I appreciate that's not what the GSXR was intended for,

Slightly pedantic post. The c90 is a commuter because it is sold as a commuter, with commuter shape and style. It's practically a set-through and so big deal if you ride a thou (and what relevance is it to the thread), by your own admission you started on smaller bikes and you now likely ride a thou because of the experience you attained on the "three road and three race SV650's" that you believe to have owned.
Seems strange you have owned and raced so many (6 in total) "commuter bikes in a dress" despite their "particularly boring motor and insipid handling". You then go on to say you have done similar lap times on a SV650 as litre bikes at Snetterton and you still don't class it as a sportsbike? (Regardless of whether it was tuned or not).

To me most of your post smacks of immature bravado to the point where I question the legitamacy of what you have posted, and of course I can comprehend that you change rubber when it is worn out but what you don't seem to understand is that most of the second hand bikes (such as the various ones refered to in the previous threads) are for bikes with 10 to 15K miles from around 2006 year so there is a good likelihood it will be running on original rubber which despite having tread will be over 5 years old with significantly less grip than than when new (all major tyre manufacturers have proved this and recommend replacement as such).
So by the time you change the rubber, recon the second hand bike front forks and rear shock (which you reckon is cheap) the second hand well thrashed bike isn't as good value as what you initially thouht. So why diss the new deal?
So to get back to my original point and to argue your point, the SV650 is a sportsbike because it has 'sports handling' and hence it and other small capacity bikes such as those sold by Suzuki, Kawasaki et al are marketed accordingly. The fact it is worse on track in comparison to a supersport 600 is irrelevant (I ride a twin specifically because there are no tracks near me and it makes a better road sport bike). This bike is pushing a 120mph average in the TT, albeit in Supertwins.
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