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Old 09-28-2012, 02:31 PM   #41
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:43 PM   #42
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An SV800 might not be as simple as a bored-n-storked SV650, but It can easily be made relatively lightweight. The problem with the SV1000 was mainly the mediocre handling and economized packaging. Suzuki cheaped out on the R&D by recycling as much of the 650 parts as possible and simple stretched the frame to fit the longer litre twin. Same problem as GEN1 VMax - great engine wrapped in weak chassis. Had Suzuki lavished GSXR-like R&D budget, the SV1000 would be a legendary motorcycle and a phenomenal sale success.

Too bad, the SV line has always been the red-headed stepchild of the Suzuki family... fed gizzards, when Gixxers get the drum sticks. Well, now the adventure tourers are the hot tickets. So guess what? The Stromtroopers are getting the make over.

Us SV fans can only hope there's enough chicken scraps left in the pot to bulk up the SV650/SFV650, and maybe nurse the SV1000 back from the dead.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:55 PM   #43
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An SV800 might not be as simple as a bored-n-storked SV650, but It can easily be made relatively lightweight. The problem with the SV1000 was mainly the mediocre handling and economized packaging. Suzuki cheaped out on the R&D by recycling as much of the 650 parts as possible and simple stretched the frame to fit the longer litre twin. Same problem as GEN1 VMax - great engine wrapped in weak chassis. Had Suzuki lavished GSXR-like R&D budget, the SV1000 would be a legendary motorcycle and a phenomenal sale success.

Too bad, the SV line has always been the red-headed stepchild of the Suzuki family... fed gizzards, when Gixxers get the drum sticks. Well, now the adventure tourers are the hot tickets. So guess what? The Stromtroopers are getting the make over.

Us SV fans can only hope there's enough chicken scraps left in the pot to bulk up the SV650/SFV650, and maybe nurse the SV1000 back from the dead.
Agreed...they have already made a new b v strom 1k..I'm still a fan of the Sv1k, for a little cash, there is a lot of potential...funny, I've always disliked twins until I owned one...they r great bikes!!
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With the few flaws, the SV1K is still a great bike. I don't mind the weak suspenders, since there are some readily available fixes. The engine is the heart that sets the character of the motorcycle. That's why it's called a "motor"-cycle, not a "suspension"-cycle or "chassis"-cycle. If you don't like the engine, there is no fix for that.

I can't wait to get mine going. Just got the wheels back on with fresh rubber. Also changed the oil - the original motor oil filled at the factory 6yrs ago! - with fresh stock. I'll be ready to roll shortly.
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Sweet, hit me up, maybe I can meet u some where and go for a ride
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Absolutely!

Eventually, I'm gonna do away with the gixxer and the SV1K will double duty as the track bunny (like your avatar). I'll need to break in the engine and get the suspension sorted out first. Will definitely need your input when I get to that point.
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