Originally Posted by EastBoundAndDown
Anyone know if this bike would be comfortable for semi long trips if my only expetrience with a bike is a 250 dual sport? Looking to upgrade to a naked SV650 for next year, after a qucik ride on my friends FZ6, I like the idea of an upright sportbike, but wanted more torquey of a powerband. Have a 4000 mile trip planned, with 500-600 mile days. This is a pretty good bike for this, yes? Fuel range is about 150 miles to reserve? If it matters I have done 400 mile days on my dual sport, all street without issue.
I find it pretty good myself and put in 8-10 hour riding days. The Corbin seat helps a heap. Even just a sheep skin cover goes a long way. I actually use both. Try http://forum.svrider.com/forumdisplay.php?f=56
for ideas on bike setup and answers to most SV questions.
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2008 SV650S(T) - M4 Slip-on; K&N Air Filter-SV1000 Snorkel; PC III-GIPro/ATRE; Fenda Extenda; 07 ZX14 Shock; Givi E45 Side/Top Cases; MRA Vario Screen; Corbin Seat; Garmin Quest GPS; Nelson Rigg CL-350 Tank Bag; Grip Puppy Foam Grips; Powerlet 12 Volt Outlet; Touring Sprocket Combo; Buell Foot Peg Mod