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2003 F4i 39 46.99%
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:01 AM   #1
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F4i vs VFR750 vs SV650

I have narrowed down my bike search to these 3.

Please tell me which one you would pick overall and why?

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Old 09-10-2008, 10:03 AM   #2
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f4i just cause i owned one...
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:05 AM   #3
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i would saybetween the F4i and the SV 650... Have you sat on them to see which would feels better. Riding position,saddle area...
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sv, v twin and f4, inline 4, different carachteristics. I woould go with the f41, better looking too
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:11 AM   #5
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I got to sit on all of them. VFR has the more upright position.

Of course nobody let me test-drive without buying.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:27 AM   #6
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what kind of riding d you normally do? touring/ VFR FTW....more spiritedd riding? F4.....just want something that tops at around 115, Sv lol unless you get the Sv1000
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:31 AM   #7
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what kind of riding d you normally do? touring/ VFR FTW....more spiritedd riding? F4.....just want something that tops at around 115, Sv lol unless you get the Sv1000
I do a lot of commuting on the HW. Planning to do more touring.
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jack if i were you i'd go with the vfr. from the previous posts it sounds like the sv and f4i are sportier than you're looking for. the honda is more of a touring bike and it looks cool too
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VFR FTW. best tourer out of the 3 and it's still capable enough to do track days if you're so inclined.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:58 AM   #10
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Even though not on the list, but if you're looking for something sporty that can do touring may I add the Yamaha YZF600r? Plenty fast and super comfortable.

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Of those I would go with the VFR, its a heavier more stable bike on the slab/freeways. You can add saddle bags easily for SPORT touring for days on end.

Great all around do everything bike.
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Even though not on the list, but if you're looking for something sporty that can do touring may I add the Yamaha YZF600r? Plenty fast and super comfortable.

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These are the bikes that I found for sale and checked out. Haven't seen a YZF600r in my price range yet ($4k)
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:01 AM   #14
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F4I I'd say. It's really easy to maneuver, looks better, lighter,good track bike from what I hear, as well as a stunt bike if that's what you may get into. I've had mine ('01) for about a year and it runs like a champ. Never had to try and start the engine twice!
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f4i would be my recomendation based on fact i own one. also been on plenty of long rides ie left house at 8 am got home at 10pm and no soreness or achey anything riding all day, PLENTY of power and wont get left behind at speeds that CAN be mentioned on this site, and lastly its a honda its gonna run run run, change oil and tires and keep up with basic maintaince and you will have no problems, i love mine and i ride every day no rain and no problems as of yet
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The SV 650 seat hurt my (A LOT-I hated longer rides)
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its not uncomfortable. it just hurts.
investing in corbin or sargent cushioning will probably be a good bet.

my vote goes to the sv cause i want your bike, lol.

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Even though not on the list, but if you're looking for something sporty that can do touring may I add the Yamaha YZF600r? Plenty fast and super comfortable.

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they are super comfy but i don't like doing more than 100 miles without stopping. it's not an ideal touring bike IMO but it gets the job done for sure, i've put 500 miles on mine in a day (before lunch).

they can absolutely be found for under 4k as well, my 06 had less than 5k miles on it and i got it for 4500. yamaha made them for a full decade prior too, so there's gotta be some older 600r's out there for a good price.

(plus they look cool )
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sv or VFR best all orund bikes you can get, SV if you plan to do trackdays, VFR if you plan to do more commuting/touring

i bet the VFR is prolly more in line w/ what you do.

our '01 SV had a prob. w/ getting water in the ft head when t rained and i had to commute.
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RC36 FTW!!! man, that V4 90 is pretty much bulletproof and no cam chain to worry about. Just check if the previous owner upgraded the rectifier; pretty common failure.
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