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Old 05-11-2006, 10:09 AM   #11
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Default Re: Buell XB9S vs. SV650

Both are great bikes, you can't go wrong with either of them. However, if you can get past the price difference the Buell is the better bike. It offers better suspension, better geometry, better handling, and way more character. I don't know the quarter mile times for both bikes off the top of my head, but I'd be surprised to see the SV650 get it done much quicker than the XB9. We know the XB makes more torque everywhere, and most dynos show it putting out more peak power than the SV. Check out MO's comparison here: http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mccompa...ds/index.motml



Go ride them both. If you don't see the extra value in the XB, buy the SV.
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:10 AM   #12
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My biggest problem with a Buell is I have to go to a Harley dealer to buy one. I'd rather buy she-male porn than go into a Harley dealership. Separate entranaces, anyone?
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:13 AM   #13
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LOL Hey where we are moving my wife says we need a Lexus to fit in.. I think I am going to miss you guys back in the hood..
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:30 AM   #14
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The SV is one of the cheapest bikes to insure. If you do inner-city commuting I'd go with the XB9s because of low-end torque pull. The clutch is stiffer but when engaged you'll do very little in the way of gear hunting. They're a complete scream in the N. GA mountains, too. That's coming from a guy that goes 250lbs. Don't give me crap because I love food and riding more than working out.
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:43 AM   #15
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"Separate entrances"?

You ARE referring to the Dealership, right?
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:43 AM   #16
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Separate entrances? Were you refering to the she-males of the Harley dealerships?
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:44 AM   #17
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Damn you for be a faster typist than me pushrod!
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Old 05-11-2006, 11:01 AM   #18
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Default Re: Buell XB9S vs. SV650

I checked out the venerable SV (and many other makes) when I was in the market for a new bike in 2005. Most didn't seem much different than my old KZ750 in concept (cheap suspension, tires, brakes...).



Then I rode the Buell. And bought an XB9SX the very next day.



It's all waht you want. JB summed it up best when he wrote



"Twenty years from now, you'll be able to stand around your lovingly cared-for Buell, which will be somewhat rare, and you can `splain to the kids how it was the first bike to carry its gas in the frame, first with the perimeter front brake, how you and Ann-Margret used to bomb round `Vegas on it. In other words it will still be cool. The Guggenheim might call to borrow it. Meanwhile, you might see the occasional ratty SV650 parked on the street in a shabby neighborhood or over at KPaul's with a plastic milk crate bungeed to the back seat and duct tape covering the holes in the faded seat, smelling of cat urine. "



'Nuff said.





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Old 05-11-2006, 11:01 AM   #19
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Do you find the XB9 to be comfy? I be roughly yer size and have a double-secret get away spot up there where you speak of. And have been pondering getting a #2 bike for short range curvy action and to leave at the Fortress of Solitude.
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Old 05-11-2006, 11:27 AM   #20
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damn i was good. KP, you got milk crate bungeed to back of zx6? post pics. wonder if xbrr is back in action at sears point? that should be a good track for it...
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