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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 26th April 2020, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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Considering SV1000 sight unseen-never make good auto decisions

New to the forum and a thank you in advance. I’m strongly considering a low miles s1k, at the absolute top of my budget (5k). I started riding last year with a Multistrada 1100s, bike kicks ass but beginning to hate the upright position when highway cruising. Picked up an older fjr1300 a couple months ago, bike rocks but it’s a piggie. My question is—how bad is the ride quality on the street? How are the ergonomics for a reasonably healthy 32 year old in nyc suburbia? This particular bike is fitted with a Penske rear shock and traxxion dynamics race forks. Have big dreams of tracking it but will most likely be cruising in traffic. Can’t stand making crap purchases. Other bikes I’m considering are older R6, Daytona 675, fireblade 954. Etc.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 5th May 2020, 08:39 AM
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Hi Chris. The Multistada is a very competent piece of kit as you've indicated. Have you considered a set of lower bars for it and taking it to the track, rather than going to the expense of another bike with all the additional associated running costs?
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The SV1000S is an all day bike, sporty ergos but no torture rack. I've rode from Mexico City to Acapulco and back in a day on the SV, GSXR and GSX-S 750; the SV was by far the most enjoyable bike on that ride. That being said, there is no way in hell it will be more comfortable than the Multi.
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Avoid the R6's is my opinion. If you are not 9000rpm or above, is like riding a 250/300 & ergos suck.
SV all day!🤘🏼
Had one for 12-13 yrs, 40k+ miles & am sad I got rid of it.
Led me to my current 2016 GSXS1000 though so not that sad, but would 1000% take another SV1000 if chance came along.
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Mate, go for it....love on it by seeking out all the little do-it-yourself fixes on this site, and add a few mods to suit, ans she will love you back for a long time...

I have had mine since putting it together from the crate in Sept 2003.....cant see a reason to let her go.....(lets face it, who would pay me for it now.... HA HA)

Go for it.....

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Mate, go for it....love on it by seeking out all the little do-it-yourself fixes on this site, and add a few mods to suit, ans she will love you back for a long time...

I have had mine since putting it together from the crate in Sept 2003.....cant see a reason to let her go.....(lets face it, who would pay me for it now.... HA HA)
Go for it.....
Lol that is so true & makes me madder that I got rid of mine. It is a quirky bike that you have to watch for a couple things like the stator, but otherwise It's a great machine that will make you smile every time you key it on.
More than enough power for any mortal. & usable.
& a great song to listen to also! V-Twin @11k🤘🏼

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Avoid the R6's is my opinion. If you are not 9000rpm or above, is like riding a 250/300 & ergos suck.
SV all day!🤘🏼
Had one for 12-13 yrs, 40k+ miles & am sad I got rid of it.
Led me to my current 2016 GSXS1000 though so not that sad, but would 1000% take another SV1000 if chance came along.
Agreed on the R6, they are the least streetable 600 of the bunch. I'm convinced the R6 is single handledly responsible for people hating on 600s for being gutless; that bike will keep you downshifting to pass cars in regular traffic. Won't say anything about their ergos, that is personal preference... But that engine... You're either speeding or bogging it.
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