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Old 07-18-2013, 04:36 PM   #61
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Comfortable, lots of power, lots of torque, incredible sound, great brakes.....


and wickedly looks the business
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:33 PM   #62
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^ I rode one and loved it but I only want to spend $4500 and it's just not going to happen for a euro bike.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:30 PM   #63
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Looking for an upright sitting, preferably naked bike I can commute on, and still have a blast in the canyons. Highway duties are not important, mostly just blast around town and cause trouble type stuff. Also thought about 919 and 2nd gen FZ1, trying to stay under 5K.
My vote is for the SV, depending on your height. I have a 2006 SV1000S and I'm only selling it because I'm 6'3". To me, it's perfect for riding around town and having fun through the twisties, but now that I live in Germany, I've found out that it's not the best choice for long trips at autobahn speeds. Just too cramped for me. It's powerful, surprisingly agile, and that V-twin sounds amazing. An SV could easily match what you're looking for.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:57 PM   #64
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I'm 6'6" and love my naked SV with a fly screen, but it has lower pegs than the S and I've added taller, straighter bars.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:15 PM   #65
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^ I rode one and loved it but I only want to spend $4500 and it's just not going to happen for a euro bike.
You could probably swing an FZ1 or a Bandit for that as well....
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:19 PM   #66
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and wickedly looks the business
Im doing my first trackday on it next month!!



Fresh rubber and tuned up - so excited.....
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:22 PM   #67
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Im doing my first trackday on it next month!!



Fresh rubber and tuned up - so excited.....
If you do more track days I'd strongly consider doing the R1 monobloc brake upgrade. I did it on my '05 Speedy and the different in braking feel and power over the stock Nissins is incredible!
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:39 PM   #68
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If you do more track days I'd strongly consider doing the R1 monobloc brake upgrade. I did it on my '05 Speedy and the different in braking feel and power over the stock Nissins is incredible!
The previous owner did a master cylinder upgrade to some crazy Brembo situation but I can imagine that upgrading the calipers would help as well.
As it is, Im not used to brakes like this. I did my first stoppie by accident the week I bought the bike because I just wasnt ready for that kind of power!
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