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    MV Agusta F3 has a counter rotating crankshaft designed to among other things, reduce wheelies. Bike still does awesome wheelies on demand but they are accompanied by higher speed, because the motor launches you more forward then up. :I it doesn't do wheelies faster it does faster wheelies.

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    I haven't ridden much SV650 but I had Ninja 650. It is not a good beginner bike. It had me tense and on the edge. Ninja 250 was a huge improvement and got me to learn much faster. FWIW.

    Not that any beginners are reading this forum anymore to begin with...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Hanna View Post
    I’m a tad confused. I did the search you suggested and of the first five. I’ve read only one that listed the SV-650 as a wheelie machine
    I just went to Bing and the first page yielded three separate hits from VisorDown, one from Motorcycle.com, and a forum thread that opens up with more of the same:

    #7
    https://www.visordown.com/features/m...s/suzuki-sv650

    #2
    https://www.visordown.com/features/m...-wheelie-bikes

    #5
    https://www.visordown.com/motorcycle...5-suzuki-sv650

    the MC.com list (#7)
    http://www.motorcycle.com/top10/top-...heelies.html/5

    and the forum thread which opens with "I have a pretty easy time on my SV 650" (and by golly, having posted in 2001 it's the same exact era of bike I posted my experience on):

    1st post
    https://www.sportbikeworld.com/forum...elie-bike.html


    That's five from the first page of the first search engine I sourced. Use the search engine's image feature and you'll find some more. Seriously, it's not that hard to find this kind of info.


    My position remains...the SV-650 is (by design) a docile, forgiving machine that’s TOTALLY in the realm of a
    beginners machine.

    I’m UBER careful of what I do (and don’t) suggested for beginners.
    Being the lone dissenter, and having staked this claim...

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Hanna View Post
    I really love coaching.
    ...perhaps you can be the one to prove it by letting the students use your SV650 for their range day?



    Until then I will maintain that bikes that are readily capable of this:

    http://roadcarvin.com/category/tags/sv650

    ...are NOT good beginner bikes.



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    Well, if ability to wheelie disqualifies a beginner bike...

    https://youtu.be/MWY9W_d7nqs?t=241
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    Motorcycles which I have personally seen novice riders wheelie (sometimes up close):
    Buell Blast
    Honda CB125S
    Honda CM 200
    Honda Nighthawk 250
    Kawasaki CSR 305
    Kawasaki EX 250
    Kawasaki KE something or other, 200?
    Kawasaki KLX250
    Suzuki GN125
    Suzuki GN250
    Suzuki DR200
    Suzuki TU250
    Yamaha Exciter 1-something-5
    Yamaha Exciter 250
    Yamaha XS400
    Yamaha XT225
    Yamaha TW200

    None of the novices seemed to have much trouble getting these bikes to wheelie, particularly the Suzuki GN125 and the Yamaha XT225. In fact, the only class bikes that I have not yet seen a novice wheelie are the Kawasaki Sherpa, the Kawasaki EX500, and the Harley-Davidson XG500.

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    If you push down on a Honda C90 shift lever and rev the engine real high before you release the lever, it will pop a near uncontrollable wheelie.

    ... is a far superior learner bike because after you do that and it crashes you just pick the bike back up and ride more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZridered View Post
    Motorcycles which I have personally seen novice riders wheelie (sometimes up close):
    Buell Blast
    Honda CB125S
    Honda CM 200
    Honda Nighthawk 250
    Kawasaki CSR 305
    Kawasaki EX 250
    Kawasaki KE something or other, 200?
    Kawasaki KLX250
    Suzuki GN125
    Suzuki GN250
    Suzuki DR200
    Suzuki TU250
    Yamaha Exciter 1-something-5
    Yamaha Exciter 250
    Yamaha XS400
    Yamaha XT225
    Yamaha TW200
    I popped a wheelie once on my 250 Rebel too but I was never able to replicate it without resorting to the extreme measures that allowed it to happen. Had I went to those same extremes with the SV650 it would no doubt have me on my back with the bike landing on my front. It's a valiant effort at dodging my last post, but I'll bite anyways:

    > How many of those appear on "best wheelie bike" polls and discussions? I listed five of those that you couldn't find the last time around, so go ahead and check...and by all means post links to the ones where you find any of them listed.

    > How many of them have dual discs up front and can thus say the same for stoppies?

    > How many of them are over 50 horsepower --- strike that, I'll make it easier: how many are over 30HP (less than half the SV650)?
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    Well....it’s good to see I can still stir the pot every now and again

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    Good to see some life on this forum again. I've been thinking nobody posts anymore.
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