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2013 Suzuki SFV650 Review
 

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2013 Suzuki SFV650 Review

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jmdonald 06-12-2013 04:00 PM

Shoot out.
 
At 8 grand a shoot out is required. Bring it on boys.

Kevin_Duke 06-12-2013 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by jmdonald (Post 282086)
At 8 grand a shoot out is required. Bring it on boys.

Should we wait for the FZ-09...?

jmdonald 06-12-2013 04:43 PM

Yes.
 
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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 282088)
Should we wait for the FZ-09...?

That would be my vote. The 8k price point demands it.

The_AirHawk 06-12-2013 10:46 PM

YesYesYes!

Add Real Guns, and GET IT ON!

seruzawa 06-12-2013 11:40 PM

Time was the SV650 was the best bang for the buck around. The new Yammerhammer might change everything.

Kevin_Duke 06-13-2013 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by jmdonald (Post 282090)
That would be my vote. The 8k price point demands it.

Good, that leaves us time to do some other fun projects we'll be bringing soon...

sarnali2 06-14-2013 07:18 AM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 282093)
Time was the SV650 was the best bang for the buck around. The new Yammerhammer might change everything.


Throw an upgraded Hawk GT and 550 GPZ in the mix and it's the '80's all over again, with the big 4 going at it tooth and nail.

Rick84 06-15-2013 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 282088)
Should we wait for the FZ-09...?

I was just going to go on here and say that. When I saw the last comment of the article mentioned Honda and Kawasaki without Yamaha's also $7999 naked, I thought it was worth mentioning it. Considering Suzuki is heavier (446lbs compared to 414), less powerful (~65hp compared to 115), ho-hum brakes (290mm 2-pistons instead of 298mm 4-pistons)... I'd imagine it's going to be not too dissimilar from your V Star 1300 Deluxe and FJR1300 comparison, where Yamaha walks away with a clear and obvious victory making its competition look barely that further cementing Yamaha as the most interesting and best-value brand out of Japan.

The Spaceman 06-17-2013 07:47 PM

If the brakes are the weakest link, a quick trip to SVRacingParts.com will fix it. They have a caliper adapter kit to mount Flea-Bay 4-pot Nissins or Tokicos. And a radial-mount master cylinder too, if you want to go that far. It made the Vee's brakes an order of magnitude better for under $300.

Did Suzuki advise if the dipstick who picked "Gladius" has been released from his cell yet?


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