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Old 12-06-2014, 02:04 AM   #1
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Opinions from owners of cbr and suzuki riders

I still haven't purchased a bike yet but I think I have narrowed it down to either the 2013 CBR 500 or the 2010 SV500. For two reasons these fall in my price range, and they aren't too over the top, or at least I read. Another reason is that I didn't want to get a 250 and then have to resell it within the year or so I wanted to be able to grow into the bike and use it for a while.

I wanted to get the opinions of people out here that have or have had these bikes and let me know what you think.

Thanks guys!
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Old 12-06-2014, 03:21 AM   #2
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They didn't make a "sv500" they made a gs500 and an sv650. I would get the sv650 out of your choices tho.
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Old 12-06-2014, 10:31 AM   #3
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get the sv650, if that's what it is...
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:57 PM   #4
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A honda man here. I don't know much about the SV except that it's talked about on this forum alot and I don't remember much if any of the talk being negative.

As far as Honda goes. Honda's are one of the most reliable brands out there. Pretty much bullet proof for the average Joe.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the SV is a little more versatile than the CBR. So if it's your first I'd proabably go with the SV to.
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:05 PM   #5
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IMO the CBR500 is better looking. But I seen some badass modified SV's too.
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:01 PM   #6
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SV650's are great starter bikes and a lot fun once you get use to it. Great bikes to commute on as well.
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:55 PM   #7
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:46 PM   #8
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You will not regret the SV650 purchase, whether you get the Naked or Faired model, both are great and although alot of people mention the SV650 as a starter bike it is well known that many people return to an SV after liter bikes, dual sports, whatever because it is a Good-at-everything-best-at-nothing motorcycle.

Its extremeley competent in commuting/lane splitting, very agile and thin and very easy to work on. If you're looking to get into a bike you can work on yourself and keep for a very long time then look to the SV650, they are nearly bullet proof and the 06+ models have upgraded shift stars, hydraulic cam chain tensioners etc. so all the kinks are worked out making them far more bullet proof.

its the most dependable, reliable bike i've ever owned that gets rode hard and put up wet and begs for more, 38,000 miles in about 4 years and the bike couldnt be running any better.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:02 PM   #9
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The sv650 is probably the best all-around motorcycle ever made. No joke.

Cheap, dead reliable, handles great, HIGHLY MODIFIABLE- with thousands of how to's/forums dedicated to tracking, touring, stunting, etc.

There's truly no competition between a CBR500 and sv650.

The CBR is heavier, weaker, and will suffer more from depreciation... Might have higher insurance too due to the fairings
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