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Old 05-02-2008, 06:44 AM   #1
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Default SV650 reviews anyone?

I am looking at several bikes and i want to do my homework if i can. Hows does the SV650 work out for most people? I am 6'4", will i fit? any tips/suggestions?

how about this bike particularly?

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this will be a commuter bike for me. no long distance traveling yet. just trying to save money on gas

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Old 05-02-2008, 06:56 AM   #2
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As they said the Buick ad: "Ask the man who owns one!" The guy selling the bike said: "Yeah, I needed a slightly bigger bike but I love the performance of this one so much, I couldn't face going cold-turkey. So, I bought myself a DL650 (VStrom). It's a little bigger, a little less agile, a lot uglier but it still has the v-twin soul of the SV."

So, at 6'4" maybe you should look into a DL650 too.
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:02 AM   #3
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A LOT of people like the SV650. Even more seem to like the VStrom. As Ken said, it would actually be a better bike for you -- and it's got a sort of funky cuteness once you get used to that kind of look. Check it out!
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:33 AM   #4
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and it's got a sort of funky cuteness once you get used to that kind of look. Check it out!
The Strom or the Kenneth?
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:11 AM   #5
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I have a friend that has an SV 650 and have ridden his bike many times. I am also tall like you and I can say it will fit you just fine.
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Light beams from above, angels singing. " It's one of the trinity, don't ya know".
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:50 AM   #7
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Light beams from above, angels singing. " It's one of the trinity, don't ya know".
No reviews of SV650s are required. They are infallible and divine.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:56 AM   #8
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No reviews of SV650s are required. They are infallible and divine.
Just three Letters: VFR

The mere mention strikes Fear into the black hearts of Beemer-radenisti everywhere.
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:29 PM   #9
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Just three Letters: VFR

The mere mention strikes Fear into the black hearts of Beemer-radenisti everywhere.
On mine they stood for Very F@cking Red. However, it was hardly what I'd call roomy.
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:40 PM   #10
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Nerts on the VFR. If you're gonna, get the British version: Sprint ST!

Almost a Jeepster - +1 on the SV650; +2 on the Wee-strom since you are freakishly tall.
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