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Old 03-16-2012, 10:25 AM   #81
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RC51 is just like a 954 with 2 cylinders. But it weighs a little more, makes less hp, sucks more gas, is less comfy...Still want one, to add to my 954 not replace.
Yeah I like most everything about the RC51... I just don't need more power. My SV and I are gonna have a long road together...
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Read the first post in the link chuckie...

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=216262
This led to my original post..... I have read ALOT of this but is this for everyone (prolly) or more of the "typical" new sport bikers who are 18-25 and invincible.... I "think" I have proven that I will be overpowered just from my existence on this site.... Thanks and keep the comments coming.... Pos. or neg. is still helpful!!!!
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... I just don't need more power.

Funny I said that when I had my wife's FZ as my daily. One ride of the CBR changed my mind. More power goooood.
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This led to my original post..... I have read ALOT of this but is this for everyone (prolly) or more of the "typical" new sport bikers who are 18-25 and invincible.... I "think" I have proven that I will be overpowered just from my existence on this site.... Thanks and keep the comments coming.... Pos. or neg. is still helpful!!!!
Juuuust covering the bases... :-)

We've had more than our share of over 25 from here pay the price too.
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Funny I said that when I had my wife's FZ as my daily. One ride of the CBR changed my mind. More power goooood.
Let me restate this... More power gooooood feeling until you crash cause you are a newbie. The SV has the appropriate amount of forgiveness, power and fun for my current riding ability.
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Let me restate this... More power gooooood feeling until you crash cause you are a newbie. The SV has the appropriate amount of forgiveness, power and fun for my current riding ability.
Heck, persh show'd us how you can be stupid even on an SV... :-)
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Let me restate this... More power gooooood feeling until you crash cause you are a newbie. The SV has the appropriate amount of forgiveness, power and fun for my current riding ability.
You've been riding longer than me, and done track days, the CBR 954 should be no sweat for you. It's a pussycat. Smooth, she don't bite. She can be intimidating, but any SS can be.
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This led to my original post..... I have read ALOT of this but is this for everyone (prolly) or more of the "typical" new sport bikers who are 18-25 and invincible.... I "think" I have proven that I will be overpowered just from my existence on this site.... Thanks and keep the comments coming.... Pos. or neg. is still helpful!!!!
Most of the things that get people hurt or dead are not not age related or or even anything to do with your mentality.

Keith Code calls them survival reactions(they are not a good thing) they are instinctive in human beings and they can get you killed.
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Let me restate this... More power gooooood feeling until you crash cause you are a newbie. The SV has the appropriate amount of forgiveness, power and fun for my current riding ability.
I try not to be a smart azz until I get to know people.... But, I MUST ask..... Your SV is for sale,right, with 1 year experience????? Here's ANOTHER dilemma.... I feel confident that I can have "better" luck taming a sport bike while learning than I can "talking my wife" into another commuter in a year or two....;*) just saying..... However.... It's probably easier to go a week without talking than a week in the hospital.... :-D.....decisions......hhhhhmmm.
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Most of the things that get people hurt or dead are not not age related or or even anything to do with your mentality.

Keith Code calls them survival reactions(they are not a good thing) they are instinctive in human beings and they can get you killed.
THIS IS the reason I'm asking the questions... :-(
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I try not to be a smart azz until I get to know people.... But, I MUST ask..... Your SV is for sale,right, with 1 year experience????? Here's ANOTHER dilemma.... I feel confident that I can have "better" luck taming a sport bike while learning than I can "talking my wife" into another commuter in a year or two....;*) just saying..... However.... It's probably easier to go a week without talking than a week in the hospital.... :-D.....decisions......hhhhhmmm.


Ah you missed that there are 2 SVs... I am selling one because I only ride the other one... So its not that I have grown out of it or dislike the bike. That isn't the case...I love my SV! I like the riding position, the sound, the lowend torque that you don't get from an I4. I believe it is really an underrated sports bike.
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Ah you missed that there are 2 SVs... I am selling one because I only ride the other one... So its not that I have grown out of it or dislike the bike. That isn't the case...I love my SV! I like the riding position, the sound, the lowend torque that you don't get from an I4. I believe it is really an underrated sports bike.

I bet my 954 pulls harder from down low than your SV, but I also have 300cc advantage.
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I bet my 954 pulls harder from down low than your SV, but I also have 300cc advantage.
At the same RPM? Maybe? The inline 4 power doesn't really kick in until above 5k RPM... I am talking about in the 3 to 4k RPM range...

Of course I don't know the 300cc advantage probably makes up/surpasses the difference.
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I'm just messing with you, I know v-twins are known for torque. I guess most I-4's are thought of being weak at low revs, just because the hi revs are so strong. V-twins just pull even, usually without the rush. My CBR, I shift around 3500-4000rpm in my normal commute. It pulls no problem. I have ridden it out from idle to fuel cut in 2nd, holy fick! It pulls like crazy all the way through the rev range.
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I bet my 954 pulls harder from down low than your SV, but I also have 300cc advantage.
I've had both - it does.

But there is something about that v-twin on the SV that is just fun to ride - power all the time and the SV engine was smooth at all speeds.

And much better engine braking - I used the breaks (internet spelling) far less on the SV.
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All I've owned are SS bikes the last 10 years. All did duty at TD's, SMR's and commuting.
The most comfortable was my Busa, the most uncomfortable was my RC51, the scariest was my '04 ZX10.
I still think you should get what you want and enjoy riding........and go ride.
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If you're really talking about riding to the hill country then it won't matter if you get a 600 or a 1000. Either way your wife will hate you. You may end up hating yourself, too.

I'm biased but if I was set on a sport(y) bike that could commute and crunch miles I'd go busa. It has tons of torque but isn't any faster than a modern liter bike - but it's WAY more comfortable.
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