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|07-11-2011, 09:51 AM||#41|
Join Date: Jul 2011
WOW! Lots of opinions on this bike, but the few folks who know SV1000's and this bike specifically seem to have good things to say
Brandt, thanks for the kind words.
I currently own this bike and love it. I have one more race weekend and I'll officially have my CMRA race license and I have been given the opportunity to do some endurance racing on Brandt's old race bike (07 GSXR 750) and my cousin sent me a race ready 05 GSXR 750 to race. As much as I'd love to fund two/three race bikes, my budget won't allow, so the SV has to go.
I have ridden the SV650 and SV1000 and while the 650 is 40lbs lights, it also has 50 less hp than a stock SV (75+ less than this bike). I have also owned a Ducati 996 and this SV has more mid-range and more or equal top-end horsepower without the expensive maintenance and replacement part cost. That was my attraction to the SV, they are freaking cheap, and cheap to buy parts for! Every comparable SV or GSXR I looked at was several thousand more $ so for me it was a no brainer.
With this bikes history of Luke winning races, and I know Brad Wilcox won at least one and podium-ed another on this bike I think that speaks volumes. With the same rider will it beat a Ducati 1098/KTMRC8R? depends on the track but not likely. Will it be cheap fun? Absolutely.
By the way, the SV1000 has the same suspension as the previous model GSXR w/ adjustable compression and rebound damping, and a decent GSXR and the same brakes as the GSXR. The SV650 has much smaller diameter forks which don't have compression or rebound damping which is why everyone does a GSXR front-end, which isn't CMRA legal. It does way more, but I really don't understand why it got such a bad reputation.
Good thread, by the way
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|07-11-2011, 10:17 AM||#42|
Join Date: Apr 2007
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|07-11-2011, 10:23 PM||#43|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Experience: 4 years
back to the question posed in the thread title.
SV1000... Is it a good track bike option?
sure, most bikes will make good track bikes. are there better options than an SV 1000? probably. you have to what you wanna do, and then find the right tool to do so. me, i'd go with an SV650 if it was down to a twin. i've seen you ride at GSS, why not just keep riding your gsxr 1k? maybe try a 600
whatever you get, ride the out of it!
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