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post #21 of 24 Old 05-24-15, 02:54
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Ill have to second the tuono if you end up getting away from the street triple, that's a easier riding position and great bike. In my area I've found a couple 07.5 and above for $4-4.5k. Just a suggestion!
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post #22 of 24 Old 05-24-15, 10:30
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The speed triple gets a bad rep on this forum, but it's still one of the greatest nakeds made IMHO. Of course it's heavier and down on power compared to other liter bikes, but who cares. It's still got gobs of torque, handles well, is comfortable and most of all it's got personality that many other bikes lack.

I'd stay away from the Tuono or any Aprilia for that matter, the brand just doesn't have good support in the states. That's why they go for so cheap.

If you can get over the need for wheelies at will, some people consider the SV650 to be the greatest standard motorcycle ever made. You will never have a problem, getting a part, and there is huge aftermarket support and a racing program for them.
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Get a SV650n for cheap (or the S and sell off the cowl/sides to make $ back). Upgrade to a GSXR fork/shock setup (lots of info on this on svrider.com). Can all be done within $4k easily on your own labor/sweat/blood. It will never be as powerful, but do you really need it? isnt the idea to have a comfortable commuter? Its really more power than you will need for commuting, perhaps not as much as you "want".

For $4k, you will not find a standard-seating bike as powerful as a 675. You will also not find better suspension (not like the 675 has amazing suspension, but very strong and still adjustable). Your average upright / commuting bike will have shitty forks and shocks simply put. FZ-09 for example is a great commuter and bang for the buck, but take it to the canyons or on track and it is supremely lacking suspension and brakes to keep up with its detuned "street" motor.

For best balance, modablility, and comfort, SV650 is probably your best bet. Ninja650 is a good choice too, but personaly i find the Suzuki much more mod'able, and in my market suzuki parts are a dime a dozen on craigslist. I've seen friends crash GSXR's and have all the parts off CL within a day or two for a few hundred dollars.
I do not believe that the Ninja650 is as compatible with its higher end brother (636), as the SV650 is with the GSXR.
*IF* you decided you want the same bike in a standard position, i think the answer is literally looking you in the face lol

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The speed triple gets a bad rep on this forum, but it's still one of the greatest nakeds made IMHO. Of course it's heavier and down on power compared to other liter bikes, but who cares. It's still got gobs of torque, handles well, is comfortable and most of all it's got personality that many other bikes lack.

I'd stay away from the Tuono or any Aprilia for that matter, the brand just doesn't have good support in the states. That's why they go for so cheap.

If you can get over the need for wheelies at will, some people consider the SV650 to be the greatest standard motorcycle ever made. You will never have a problem, getting a part, and there is huge aftermarket support and a racing program for them.
I have been riding my wife's SV650, that is what has got me thinking. I upgraded the suspension while she is pregnant and of course not riding. It certainly is a capable bike, but it doesn't do anything for me. Its comfy and can get out of its own way but that's about it.

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