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Old 05-08-2007, 05:30 AM   #1
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Question what now? SV650s or ZZR600

wanting to move up soon and narrowed it down to these two, but after sitting on both the SV650s and the ZZR600, the ZZR feels just a small, TAD BIT more comfy. I think i is because it has a riding postion similar to the 250. While it has been said that the sv650r would be better to move up in class, should i still just get the sv? I like the SV and moving up in class includes a different riding postion considering the 250 was a small bike. I think the zzr feels more like my ninja250 which i guess is why i am saying it was just a tad bit more comfortable but the sv does feel good too. Would it still be wiser to go with the sv, which is the better bang for the buck, right? What is it about the sv650s v-twin that makes it better to move up to in class anyway compared to other sportbikes? Thank you for your help!!!
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:07 AM   #2
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:54 AM   #3
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the ZZR feels just a small, TAD BIT more comfy.
Ya know...I felt the same way. The ZZR was one of my top choices, but I never saw a used one for sale anywhere
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:05 AM   #4
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Both good bikes. The SV will be less throttle sensitive than the ZZR and also slower.
Although I really like the SV (I own one), if the ZZR feels comfortable to you, it would not be a bad choice to move up to.

For those looking for a ZZR, the 2000 - 2002 ZX6R are basically the same bike.
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I think the SV is sexy and wouldnt mind picking one up when i have the chance.
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Another vote for the SV. Gotta love the torque of the v-twin
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SV full nekkid, no s model.
It is cheaper to buy, cheaper to insure, has snappier gearing stock. No plastics to break!
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:58 AM   #9
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I like my SV but I think I might wanna move up again soon.....mainly cause my crotch falls asleep and it hurts.........btw am I the ONLY one with this problem? Maybe it's a girl thing. :eh:
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SV is my choice ... that's the bike I'm looking at moving up to. Sheesh ... are we always going to have the same bike? Pretty soon they're going to call us twins or something.

Here's a general question to everyone else that voted for the SV ... is the ABS model worth getting? Is ABS worth a grand? I haven't heard much about the ABS technology for bikes, so I'm not too sure how mature it is.
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SV is my choice ... that's the bike I'm looking at moving up to. Sheesh ... are we always going to have the same bike? Pretty soon they're going to call us twins or something.

Here's a general question to everyone else that voted for the SV ... is the ABS model worth getting? Is ABS worth a grand? I haven't heard much about the ABS technology for bikes, so I'm not too sure how mature it is.
No. From what I heard studies prove that quicker braking can be achieved with manual braking (if you do it right).
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:10 AM   #12
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SV full nekkid, no s model.
It is cheaper to buy, cheaper to insure, has snappier gearing stock. No plastics to break!
I dunno my SV is pretty nekkid already (it is the s model) and my insurance is very reasonable.

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don't mean to jack your thread but we need to get an sv ride together.
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SV, ftw! It's a really fun bike that manages to keep a grin on my face :icon_bigg . Lots and lots of stuff you can do to make the bike your own. The SV doesn't have the best of suspension(stock) though especially if you plan on riding aggressively. Motorcycles Unlimited rebuilt my forks with Racetech stuff and it rocks now.
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Another thing I like about the SV is that there's a lot of aftermarket stuff that will turn it into a really nice touring bike ... in case you ever get the itch to take a two or three day ride somewhere.
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Hahahaha, didn't take long, did it? Just try to hang in there for a couple more thousand miles and don't give into the peer pressure of wanting to hang with a group.

I heard upgrading to a Ninja650 is ideal, coming from a 250. Considered that? They ride the same just more power. SV has a different style from what I'm told. Never rode either so I am just going by hear-say.
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sv are the shizzle ive had 7 different ones. i like doing whoolies on em
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The SV also has a better resale value, there are more performance parts available, and it's a good bike to stick with for as long as you want to own it (though the ZZR is too).


I don't get the "I need to move 'up'" phenomena regarding SVs. "Move up" to what? It's already over a half liter, and what the are you really going to do with a liter bike on the street anyway? I have never met anyone that "needed" a liter bike on the street, or been able to actually use it there...

Well if the bike is unrideable because of the body parts going numb then it really isn't a great choice is it? The only option for that fix is to put on some rear sets and see if that fixes her problem. if not then a gixxer 600 or triumph 675 might be viable options. All things cosidered...that is moving up. More hp and better suspension. Moving up doesn't necessarily mean a liter bike.
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