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Old 01-05-2001, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default Re: New Shootout: M900D Vs. ZR-7S Vs. SV650

Thank you MO....



I am touing with the idea of a bargain bike for taking girlfriends on rides, commuting to work, etc..... I've been considering both the SV-650 and the ZR-7 one other bike that I saw a lot of interest in on your last budget bike feedback, was the Suzuki Bandit 600. I have to agree as the Bandit 600 would be apropriate to add into the fray with it's sibling and the ZR-7.... What are the chances of Suzuki giving you TWO test bikes for the same test?
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Old 01-05-2001, 12:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: New Shootout: M900D Vs. ZR-7S Vs. SV650

While we can't say for sure whether or not Suzuki would let us have two test bikes, you can at least read our Bandit 600 story.
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Old 01-05-2001, 02:21 PM   #3
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Why do you think the M900D would be unfair? Because of the bigger engine? The Dark has 78 hp and is $9995. The Kawasaki website doesn't list a horsepower figure, but I'm sure it has to be in the range of 78hp, but the price is only $5999. Or do you think MO should run a smaller Monster because the prices would be more comparable?
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Old 01-05-2001, 04:36 PM   #4
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Default Re: New Shootout: M900D Vs. ZR-7S Vs. SV650

Well, I guess I can forget about seeing a Bandit 600S vs. ZR-7 vs. Nighthawk 750 shootout...



What's next? A Bonneville vs. W650 vs. Nighthawk shootout? Two twins and a four, why not? Two mimic old bikes and the third is one...
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Old 01-05-2001, 04:43 PM   #5
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Default Re: New Shootout: M900D Vs. ZR-7S Vs. SV650

Right: M900D vs. ZR-7S vs. SV650.



Hmm...what else would work in this mix...



Please contact the Milwaukee manufacturer and see if they could send down a XL1200S Sportster Sport and a Buell M2 Cyclone to add to this list.



And maybe a MZ Skorpion too? No, it doesn't have the power of the SV650, but it just might have the moves, especially the Replica or whatever has replaced the Replica (I remember a version called the Sport Cup?) If it's a Sport Tourer shootout, maybe the Traveller?
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Old 01-05-2001, 04:47 PM   #6
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I thought that was Wayne from Wayne's World...
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Old 01-05-2001, 06:00 PM   #7
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Well squid, you've really got them mixed... hehe. I've always had a soft spot for beamers and have considered them a class of their own. But may I suggest the new R1150R instead of the R1100R? I'm just curious how does the F650GS fit into this shootout? It's a great bike, I've had a chance to ride it for a week or so in the fall and it is sweet but it's so different from the rest of the bunch... .
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Old 01-06-2001, 02:17 AM   #8
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Default Re: Maybe not the Skorpion...

...the Skorpion would probably be better served in a comparison between the MZ Skorpion (Tour or Sport Cup), the Buell Blast, the Suzuki GS500E and the Kawasaki Ninja 500.



But definitely try to include the Sportster Sport and the Cyclone in this comparo with the M900 Dark, the ZR-7 and the SV650!
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Old 01-06-2001, 03:01 AM   #9
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Default Re: New Shootout: M900D Vs. ZR-7S Vs. SV650

Upgrade the front forks of the SV650 with the Racetech Gold Valves and springs when you do the test. This is the best improvement for the money and puts the front forks up to a more current technology. It makes the SV650 handle so sweetly as you look in the mirror and see those "crotch rocket bikes" dissappear behind you on the twisties.
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Old 01-06-2001, 07:46 AM   #10
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Default Re: New Shootout: M900D Vs. ZR-7S Vs. SV650

The ZR-7 and SV make about 70 BHP on a good day and cost less than $6,000. Of course, MO will screw up the review with a $10K/80 BHP 900 Monster.



Why don't you put the Honda Nighthawk back into the line up and dump the Monster????



The first place these squids will want to go is the track...another huge error. "Just say NO" to the track!



Ride the bikes two-up with some real sized riders for a few weeks and the outcome will change....



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