Originally Posted by ShawnT316
So do they have the same engine?
Which is more comfortable on the road? Better seat?
Which would have better wind protection? (In the winter I wants LOTS, but summer's not so much, if any!)
I liked my XS Eleven, but I can get a Honda civic for the same mpg, and heat & ac!
You can't throw a stick without hitting a thread that mentions a vstrom here.
the SV650 will have more sporty ergos. Whether or not that's comfortable for 85 miles is on you.
Go to cycle-ergo.com to check knee bend. Google for gearingcommander to check gear ratios, but both have chains so fiddling with it is just a sprocket away. I'm pretty sure the strom has better fuel range.
The naked sv will have zero wind protection, no clue what the faired s model has. The strom can have very, very
good wind protection, but budget for a windscreen and madstad bracket at the very least.
I think for the money you'd be able to find a far nicer dl650 than sv - around here at least all the sub $4k sv's are ragged to hell.