Originally Posted by alwayssummer
Very helpful thread... I came across this bike and even though it's bigger than what I planned I thought it wasn't a bad deal. Maybe it's apples and oranges, but I'm trying to decide between this and an 02 SV650 that the seller wants $3500 for. This one's cheaper, but the SV650 is a nice ride and it feels like it has much better brakes. Anyway...
Any thoughts on this steed? What do you think of the price?
Seems like everyone here rides newer ones. Any thoughts on the earlier models?
I have a 1999. I love everything about it.. smooth power delivery, good seating position, OK stock windshield (allows enough air on your chest to make your wrists comfortable at 80mph)
I'm not very "experienced" on different moto's.. but the bandito works for me.