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    Cafe SV650x

    Cafe version SV, really rather nice

    https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/201...-8-fast-facts/

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    20 years after the debut and we're making them look like they did 20 years ago!

    (albeit YABOB in order to attract the current generation that can't afford a new bike)


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    Itís a good looking bike in the theme and spirit of current quasi-cafe bikes, except of course the bulbous Euro4 exhaust. Like all SV650ís Iím sure itíll make a great beginner/just past beginner machine. Thatís not a slight as Iím sure an experienced rider could have gobs of fun as well.

    Itís really tough to diss on the SV650. Itís been a staple (except for that hideous attempt which was the Galdious) for years. I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Hanna View Post
    Like all SV650ís Iím sure itíll make a great beginner/just past beginner machine.
    This site really has lost its way if we're recommending 70HP bikes for beginners. Seriously, I had to check the banner to make sure I wasn't on a Cycle World or other moto-rag website...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Shack View Post
    This site really has lost its way if we're recommending 70HP bikes for beginners. Seriously, I had to check the banner to make sure I wasn't on a Cycle World or other moto-rag website...
    Ha

    Naw, at least historically, the SV650 is a genuinely docile bike. I've been out on the SV-650 previous to this incarnation, probably a 2017. No one should confuse it with an R6, CBR600rr, or a 636. It's nearly as docile as the Ninja 300. Upright seating position, LOW seat, simple clutch, good but not overly aggressive brakes, easy peasy to ride. It's by no means an aggressive bike.

    Have you ridden one?

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    Compared with the current crop of beginner Ninja 300/400, R3, KTM390 etc, the venerable SV650 is closer to these bikes than any 600cc offering out there. OK sure, it's miles ahead of any Rebel.
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    Curb weight 437 pounds, handlebars relatively low and narrow :/ not the best learner bike specs to start with and no way does a V-twin with a 3.8 gallon saddle tank carry it's weight low to the ground.

    Said this before; if you want to know if a motorcycle is too much for a complete beginner with only a quick glance, just look at the front brakes! no way does a good learner motorcycle have Twin 290mm floating discs w/ 4-piston Tokico callipers.


    ... oh and yes, I rode one that looked exactly like that blue one, didn't care for it.
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    Pssst, guys.

    We're in the All Brands sub, not the Starter Bikes sub.
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    Of course it won't be confused with the triple digit power of an inline four super sport, that goes without saying.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Hanna View Post

    Have you ridden one?
    Yes, I sampled a used carbureted model at a dealership with intake & exhaust mods performed by the PO, and I found it easy to wheelie. I daresay it was easy enough even for the wheelie-impaired...not exactly the best trait for a "beginner bike".
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    The SV-650 is definitely not a good beginner bike
    Last edited by Joseph Hanna; 10-06-2018 at 12:42 PM.

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