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Old 04-02-2007, 10:28 AM   #1
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1: Yamaha FZ6 = Buzzy



2: Suzuki SV650S = Clip ons



3: Ducati 620 Dark = least power of the 4



4: Kawasaki Ninja 650R = 620 without the sound and with body work.



What about a yzf600r?

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Old 04-02-2007, 10:32 AM   #2
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Sounds like a pretty good selection for a Shootout...MO should be able to get the 4 bikes and riders if you include Buz...Good post hutch312
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:36 AM   #3
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FZ6: All the gutlessness of a sportbike with all the breathlessness of a standard. (No low end, and the top end got killed)



SV650S: Best all-round engine, best sportbike in the package. But uncomfortable after an hour.



Ducati: Think SV but higher price and italian looks.



Ninja 650: Probably the best for all day comfort.





However, check out the VStrom 650.

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Old 04-02-2007, 10:54 AM   #4
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Just going by your list I would say the Kawasaki Ninja 650R.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:59 AM   #5
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The Kawi is a solid chioce for a commuter. The SV probably has a little more user friendly powerband than the Kawi. The FZ6 spins up fast and has a weaker powerband than the first two. The Ducati (while very cool) is most likely going to be the biggest disapointment of the bunch if you use it for any distance commuting. Also, check out the Honda 599. Solid mount- won't disappoint.

Personally, I'd go SV but probably go SV1000 in my selection. Won't kill the wallet
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:01 AM   #6
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Save a few bucks. Buy the standard SV650 and put on an accessory quarter fairing. You get similar looks with regualar adjustable handlebars.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:06 AM   #7
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If I had a ZR7 and liked it enough to want something similar in my next bike, I don't think I'd buy anything on that list.



The FZ6 is probably closest to what you already have, but it's not as strong off the bottom and has to be revved to over 9k rpm before it makes any more power than your ZR.



The SV is probably closest to what I'd buy myself, but compared to your ZR it'll handle better and sound better at the expense of upright seating and long range comfort.



The Ducati is the coolest of the bunch, but I just don't think I could bring myself to buy a budget Ducati.



The 650R is a twin that gets you closer to what you want, but I don't see where it beats your ZR7 at anything other than being a little more unique.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:28 AM   #8
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I'd get the DL650 VStrom.



The FZ6 has little torque and is really buzzy in the high rpm range.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:30 AM   #9
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suzuki v-strom.



i just bought a '06 1000, new, for a song. and i couldn't be happier. it's fast, comfortable, handles, tours, commutes, carves ... does everything i want, plus it's stone-reliable. plus there are lots of things you can do to it to customize to your preferences.



you really can't go wrong. get the 650 if you want a bike that size.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:43 AM   #10
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From those choices, I'd get the 650R. Otherwise, I'd get the standard SV. I had a chance to sit on a 650R (no ride though) and it looked to be pretty well put together. Nothing really cheap about it. Further expanding the list, I like the ride of the weeStrom. While not on your list, it is a better all-rounder than those other bikes. Ugly bastard, especially from the saddle. If your eyes like it, you might best take a peek at it before you decide to get one of the others.
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