Top 10 All-Time MO Shootouts

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4. 2006 Suzuki SV650S V. 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R

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It was 650cc V-Twin vs 650cc parallel-Twin, Suzuki vs. Kawasaki, in this mid-range, inexpensive, commuter-by-weekday, track-tool-by-weekend conflict. Since the demise of the Honda GT650 Hawk, the Suzuki SV650 had been in a class of its own until the arrival of the Ninja 650R. But after battling it out on both the street and track, the new, fully-faired Ninja just couldn’t upset the quarter-faired Suzuki. A lot’s changed since this shootout, so maybe it’s time we revisit this one with the modern versions of these machines.

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  • Old MOron

    What?! I demand a recount!

    There is no way that the 2004 Open Class Shootout cannot be number one, never mind not even being in the top ten.

    Check your figures, Blondie. This is MO’s best shootout, ever.

    http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs/2004-open-class-shootout-15085.html

    • http://www.motorcycle.com/ Sean Alexander

      Well, perhaps there was a bit of fibbing in this story. Everything was changed-over to new servers in 2007, so anything older than that is just counting views since ’07. It is likely that that ’04 shootout would have ranked higher if we had its previously accumulated ’04, ’05, and ’06 traffic included. That said, in the last seven years, this list does indeed reflect the most read shootout over the last seven years. I won’t be too offended if our old work doesn’t get full credit, I mean seven years really is a long time.

      • Glenn Lutic

        A long time? You must be 22 years old or something?!!

        • http://www.motorcycle.com/ Sean Alexander

          Close enough, I’m pretty immature for a 45 year old :-)

  • http://www.mymotorrad.com/ james lagnese

    And no mention of CrAshley. How could you?

  • Buzz

    I think the Sport Touring shootout needs to be on the list. We rode from Torrance to Reno arriving late at night. We then headed down to take a top to bottom cruise through Yosemite.

    We proceeded to get pulled over for speeding and got tickets for speeding, no insurance and conducting business in a National Park without a permit. We got tossed out of the park.

    Fun stuff!

  • jtm45

    well I was hoping to see the ‘Cows” from the 70′s like the Z1,and the 2 most famous 2 cycle triples the 500 Mach III and the 750 triple.I would buy them all today if I could.