whats the differance???
Sv650s v sv650
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Seriously, have a Google for it. You'll get ALL the differences.....
Beat me to it....
Edited by: TimmyMagic on August 23 2006, 12:40
is it just the fairing??
Think the forks are set at a slightly different angle, fairing etc, think the engine is tuned for slightly more torque and less top end on the sitty up job.
Would go for the faired one.
S has fairing, 1 less tooth on rear sprocket and slightly higher foor pegs. As well as lower clip on type bars.
Think the original naked had a slighly steeper steering head angle but i'm not sure.
I've had both, naked is really good at lower speeds and town work and feels slightly quicker. Faired S version better allrounder IMHO
in insurance groups as well
SV650 = 9
SV650S = 10
I can fit an SV650
and I struggle a bit on the SV650S ,due to all the above mentioned!Still an awesome bike though!
Fun bike but I found it crippling
lasted about 15mins on it before having to stop before ending the test ride and taking it back.
not tried the unfaired one
Test ride them both and see which you prefer if your looking to buy
why did you find it uncomfertable??
how tall r u
5ft 10" and dont find mine uncomfortable (SV650S)
im 5'4 & 13st
and decided the sv650s is the bike 4 me!!! but i will have to test ride one 1st. what should i look 4 when buyng 1
The build quality is poor so they deteriorate quickly. Expect some rust but not too much. You want one that's been looked after. There are so many about you can be choosey. Full dealer service history and HPI check.
Engines are bullet proof (even in our race series there have been very few let go even with what we do to them).
Other than that usual checks. Look for crash damage etc....but in fact they crash well so bent frames not a problem. Do make sure all the frame and engine numbers tie up.
6ft 2 ...
got long legs and short body the small of my back was in bits, only way to tell is to try one. Whats good for my 6ft 2 gangly legged body will be different for someone elses 6ft 2 frame
Regarding the K3 model onwards, I would add that it does put a lot of weight on the wrists.
I've had a SV1000S and my wife has a K4 SV650S at the moment, and I find my R1 is far comfier.
This isn't due to the height of the bars (the R1 has far lower clip ons), it is down to the reach. There is quite a stretch over the tank, hence the additional weight on the wrists. Worth bearing this in mind, you don't get to read about this in many road reports.
and im biased... i love it! does put weight on the wrists but i got used to that within a month.
Best way to see if the frame fits is to try it. All the things you need to look out for are the same as any other bike!
Question for 'old model' owners
Just bought a mint, stock naked K1, and I gather quick riders find the suspension is a bit soft. I'm not exactly made of money, so although I'd like to get the suspension sorted, I don't want to spend £700 doing it. What's the common mod for the forks? Has anybody had the stock shock rebuilt? It's only worth £1600 so there isn't much point in fitting new forks and posh race shocks.