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post #1 of 17 Old 09-27-2018, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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GSX-s 1000 after an 2 years in a limited Sv 650

Hello people, I was thinking about buying this bike after 2 years and 20000 km with a sv limited to 47 hp because of euro A2 license restriction, I can't find a way to test ride the bike so it's kind of a blind purchase, my question is, is this too much of a bike to step on from the sv 650.

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Hello people, I was thinking about buying this bike after 2 years and 20000 km with a sv limited to 47 hp because of euro A2 license restriction, I can't find a way to test ride the bike so it's kind of a blind purchase, my question is, is this too much of a bike to step on from the sv 650.

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I started on an sv650, then moved onto a KTM 990 sm-t, I had the same concerns then but as a mature rider I could do a test ride.. from that I figured as long as I was restrained with the throttle I would be okay. Apart from being caught by a speed camera doing silly stuff once I was fine with the transition...

After about 10 years with triples and twins, and with the last 5 of those with a rocket 3 roadster (2.3 litre, 220nm torque and heavy) I traded the rocket in for a 68 plate gsx-s1000....I'm still not used to it, il4 sports bikes are rapid! It's very very eager once the revs are up...

Bottom line, if you can keep yourself out of trouble and have enough self control you'll be fine....but if you go too far the bike will take you where you don't want to be!
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I started really old with motorcycles, I have been riding only for 3 years but I'm almost 40, so no silly stuff for me. Frankly a gsx s750f would have been good enough but that doesn't exist and I would like to try the fairing, maybe I'm expecting too much and the fairing will not make that big a difference.
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I sold my SV and bought mine, mind you, I also ride a hayabusa. lol

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Go for it Barry, you won't want for more! I started in my early thirties... you'll be fine.

The fairing with stock screen does something, it's not great at higher speeds, people have had mixed results with various after market screens too...

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Go for it Barry, you won't want for more! I started in my early thirties... you'll be fine.

The fairing with stock screen does something, it's not great at higher speeds, people have had mixed results with various after market screens too...
I love the stock setup. I bought a cheap double bubble version of the stock screen on ebay, for looks, but it's really not much different than stock, and I'm perfectly happy. Get a good helmet and thank yourself for not having to deal with buffeting.
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Take the plunge, Barry. I bought my '18 S1000F without a test ride, and in fact without having ridden anything at all for over 30 years (my last bike was a Norton 850 Commando). On my first ride with the new bike I felt right at home. Very planted feeling, no surprises at all other than a somewhat more sensitive throttle than I was used to before (a Throttle Tamer fixed that just fine). I now have 1600 miles on the bike, and it's really starting to feel like we're old friends. It's a different bike than the Norton but I really do love it. A lot more power is available than what the Norton had, but nothing at all to be afraid of...just don't wick it wide open before you're familiar with the bike and you'll be fine. I'm even starting to wish it had a bit more low- and mid-range pull. I'm laughing at myself when I say that because I'll be 65 years old tomorrow...an old man who wants more punch than the stock bike can deliver, lol.
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I changed from an unrestricted 599cc Fazer and the transition has been seemless and above all, fun. True, you have to take care for the first few kilometers as the power is there, but once you get acquainted with the machine it is amazing. It has power reserves everywhere, confidence-inspiring.
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There is no way anyone can answer that question without knowing you personally and knowing what kind of skills and self control you have.
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