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Old 02-07-2003, 02:11 PM   #81
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Default Re: 2003 SV 1000S First Ride!







Nice article.

For someone who lives nearby spain (portugal) I would like to point
somethings :



it's all true:
  1. people don't tend to bother bikers
  2. roads might be bumpier in some places but we like it
  3. wheather is just fine for bike riding (8-10 months in 12)
  4. life is cheap (for us standards, I mean)
  5. wine is good
  6. we've got them on every style:brunetes, blondes, brown, red hair
    (harder)
  7. cops are nice. they would go for a slower "capture" and if you're
    foreign, better. in spain you pay fines *on spot*, in portugal it might
    get easier
  8. on the other way, spain has active terrorism and they shoot the
    ones that don't stop (sad but true). don't know for sure for bikes but
    they will for cars
  9. lastly suzuki made a great bike. it might be one of the choices
    after my '96 vfr


nice work MO.



ps. came to spain in Jerez de La Frontera (Moto GP) or Portugal in <a href="http://www.motoclubefaro.pt/HomePort/Concentracoes/Faro2002/Ambiente/ambiente.html">Faro's
Gathering</a> (biggest in Europe 35K to 50K bikes and in August 2003)
and make an article about it





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Old 02-07-2003, 02:25 PM   #82
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Default Re: Great article, but this SUCKS!

Kids are a *good thing*.

They'll keep your breaking distance longer.... and the rubber in the down side.
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Old 02-11-2003, 09:44 AM   #83
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Thanks. I'm shopping for a digital camera and those images were impressive. Thanks for responding and BTW, worth saying, the fact that MO's articles come with ultra highres images is what makes me subscribe.
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Old 02-11-2003, 09:49 AM   #84
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Default Re: The real question in my mind is ...

I have a 96 VFR and I don't love it. Compared to my 90 ZX-7 it seems fat and lazy. I like the ergos, and the overall look just fine. But the VFR does not pack the punch. Also the VFR has "issues" those regulators burn out generally every 3-5 years and Honda has never resolved that. As well the starter clutch (?) goes on (at least my series) them after a while. Again my 90 ZX-7 is built like a rock. Simple technology that works and is prooven. The SV1000 looks to have far more HP than the VFR and I'm considering trading my VFR in for one... or a new ZX-7... decisions decisions.
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Old 02-11-2003, 11:57 AM   #85
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Default Re: Hey Hey Easy There on the Falco

Hmmm.. guess you have a point on price.



I paid 10k for a new 2002 Falco with pipes and chip included.



Personally for me it was worth it over the SVS list price of $8599. I prefer the looks of the Falco and it was available now.



Maybe a comparison test of partially faired liter twins (SuperHawk, Falco, you could throw a Sprint RS and even a Firebolt or SS 1000DS in there too just for giggles) is in order?



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Old 02-18-2003, 12:38 PM   #86
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Default Re: 2003 SV 1000S First Ride!

XB9S-Low (on the Buell site now).



Not everyone is ignoring you...
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Old 04-01-2003, 07:42 PM   #87
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Errmmm... Why is Sean's cow photo included with Aaron P. Frank's review of the SV in Motorcyclist?
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Old 04-22-2003, 06:08 PM   #88
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Well as you can see from my handel I ordered one - picked it up on good friday and have about 300 miles on it. I like it - it will blow the plastic of a VFR and I think the build quality is good. A little more vibration than I care for but under 5000 its very smooth. Suspension is great and it is very flickable.
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Old 04-23-2003, 03:37 AM   #89
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Congrats! I'm still waiting for a silver one!
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Old 05-19-2003, 09:53 PM   #90
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Hey y'all,

My first post here as a MOFO:

I've narrowed my bike search down to an SV1000, Buell Lightning, VFR800, 919, or about 5 others. I know it's very unAmerican of me, but one major factor I'm considering is gas mileage. How does the fuel economy compare with the SV650 vs. the SV1000? What about the other bikes. I think the lightning gets about 45mpg? Is there anywhere I can find a comparison of different bikes' mpgs? Thanks.

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