Originally Posted by Purcell69
The S is a great bike. I've been riding for 36 years now, mostly what is now considered "Dual Sport". I picked up a gently used S this May and I absolutely love it. Around town, at 6k RPM and below, it is very well mannered. When you open the throttlewide and she hits 7k, the bike begins to accelerate very rapidly, this happens again as you pass 9k. Save that for a time when you have more experience and lots of open road ahead.
The 1985 CB650 is dimensionally almost exactly the same as a 1984-1986 Nighthawk S.
Thanks for the input! Going to check out an S in a couple weeks, once I do my MSF course. Wish me luck!