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seruzawa 03-10-2004 10:15 AM

Re: SV650S for novice rider?
Hmmm. It didn't a week or so ago. 'course they've had trouble with the site for a while.

Never mind.

Buzglyd 03-10-2004 04:26 PM

Re: Hay! Ain't you...
I don't know. What's a NASCAR dad?

buzzy250 03-10-2004 04:53 PM

Re: SV 650s for novice rider?
Like guns, bikes don't get us into trouble-we do just fine at it ourselves. I'd say get yourself whatever you want- be sensible and you'll be fine.

fitzspike 03-11-2004 02:41 AM

But what do you really think?

fizzchem 03-11-2004 03:25 AM

Not at all. Speed4Rox!

nweaver 03-11-2004 07:15 AM

Don't forget the Datona 600 as well
The only (almost) top drawer 600 supersport which still has good ergos.

mvtt600 03-11-2004 09:14 AM

you were the only person in this thread to make mention the speed four, so i just thought i'd ask.

if i had known that triumph was going to make the speed four, i might have not bought my tt600.

BadMayonaise 03-11-2004 03:17 PM

Re: SV 650s for novice rider?
SV, you should go ahead and get it. Look for a used 99-02 model, I've seen em going for about $3500. Good luck.

captainwhoopass 03-11-2004 03:47 PM

Re: SV650S for novice rider?
What difference would it make what age he is? He's still a novice rider that would be in way over his head on a liter bike.

captainwhoopass 03-11-2004 03:56 PM

Re: SV650S for novice rider?
You obviously don't realize that the difference in power between a GSX-R1000, and FZ-1, a CB919, and a CBR929 is next to nothing. None of those would make good beginner bikes. Sure, the 929 wouldn't do anything unexpected, except loop out the first time the novice rider twisted the throttle back hard in first gear (which we ALL do at some point). The FZ-1 would be even worse still.

Smooth predictable power delivery is important, but so is the amount of power available. The most predictable liter bike in the world will still spin the tire and wheelie. This is the last thing a novice rider wants.

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