I am looking at the v-stroms at the moment also as our weather turns to crap it would be good to check out some trails around the area and give me something to ride during winter, let me know if you ride one and what u think , I'm still undecided on a 1000 or 650Having a go on the new SV. I really want a 2nd bike but I just cannot decide on what. Test rides so far, Sinnis Retrostar 250, lexmoto Michigan 125 (great fun)
Kawasaki ER6-F, Honda MSX and V-Strom.
I've had a go on the 650 and I'm trying to blag a go on the 1000.I am looking at the v-stroms at the moment also as our weather turns to crap it would be good to check out some trails around the area and give me something to ride during winter, let me know if you ride one and what u think , I'm still undecided on a 1000 or 650
Cheers mate, it will be interesting to hear your comparison between the 2, I was to look and ride a 650 this weekend nearby but it has just soldI've had a go on the 650 and I'm trying to blag a go on the 1000.
Thoughts on the 650 is it is very comfortable, lots of legroom and despite being quite tall I had no issues putting my feet on the ground. I'd probably bring the handlebars in a touch if it was mine as I was stretching a little bit. Screen was on it's lowest setting and the wind protection was ok, I'd probably be in a bubble if it was at it's highest.
Engine was very smooth and the whole bike felt quite light and the suspension is nice and soft so bumps, potholes and speed bumps didn't feel bad. The engine is more suited for town and mild road and you need a few revs to get her going. I think the 1000 would be a better all rounder. The Kawasaki Versy is supposed to be a bit better but I haven't tried that yet.
5-8 were the same, you'll see different folk claiming a different year depending on which they think sounds best. Any minor differences in the original GSXR series throughout those years are more than washed out when you factor in the changes made for this bike.i thought the engine was based on the K7 but that may be the same as an 08
Two-word thread titles are more appealing.
A better question might be: why is this thread coming up as 'most active' when it only has 18 posts and has been dead for over 4 mos?