I'm no expert in this area but I think the SV's top speed is limited mostly by gearing and its engine design in order to offer a wide, fat spread of torque across the majority of the rev range vs the more peaky natured power delivery of 600 cc sportbikes. Do a 40-60 or a 60-80 roll on with no downshifting on the SV vs. any 600 cc sportbike and you will flat leave them behind.Rocket 6R said:....I look at the current production of 600's out there and they are able to achieve high speeds than my bike, not to mention the 1000cc class bikes. So why is my top speed so low? Is it the lack of a RAM air induction or even full fairings? I do have a 16T on the front sprocket and when at top speed I'm about 1000rpm's away from my redline....
Check out a recent post of mine here on an insurance thread: http://www.sv1000.zyns.com/forums/showpost.php?p=284575&postcount=4.
The SV1000 stomps the Ninja ZX-6R in 0-100 and in the quarter mile. The Ninja doesn't catch up to the SV until probably around 130 mph. I don't know about you, but I'd rather have a bike that kicks ass under 100 where you need it the most.:yes:
Just my $0.02. :msn-wink: