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Old 09-27-2012, 07:45 PM   #31
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Forget the hideous 650 rice burners.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:39 PM   #32
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Curious about the dry weight and wheel HP. The Naked SV was about 365dry, 70HP but had 4.25 and 4.5 gal tanks.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:53 AM   #33
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YES, YES and YES!!! This ticks off ALL the blocks on my "hockey card checklist" for motorcycles ... major moto-lust!! Doesn't get any more beautiful and perfect for me than a blacked-out Guzzi Stone!!
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:06 AM   #34
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YES, YES and YES!!! This ticks off ALL the blocks on my "hockey card checklist" for motorcycles ... major moto-lust!! Doesn't get any more beautiful and perfect for me than a blacked-out Guzzi Stone!!
I really like this bike too.
And I will admit to an anti-Guzzi bias that runs quite strongly in my brain and heart.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:39 PM   #35
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YES, YES and YES!!! This ticks off ALL the blocks on my "hockey card checklist" for motorcycles ... major moto-lust!! Doesn't get any more beautiful and perfect for me than a blacked-out Guzzi Stone!!
I really like the late model v7s as well. My next bike will likely be a v7 or a bonnie
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:27 PM   #36
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YES, YES and YES!!! This ticks off ALL the blocks on my "hockey card checklist" for motorcycles ... major moto-lust!! Doesn't get any more beautiful and perfect for me than a blacked-out Guzzi Stone!!
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:28 PM   #37
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SV vs SFV

I can't for the life of me understand why Suzuki abandoned the SV650 brand. I guess SFV650 is closeer than Gladius but what's wrong with SV? It has been one of the most successful street/sport bikes worldwide. Why not continue upgrading and improving a known brand? After owning two gen 1 SVs, an S and a naked as well as a Wee, you could say I'm a big fan of the 650 V engine, perhaps the ideal (affordable) street engine.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:33 PM   #38
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Big green has a 650 for you.
No V-twin feel.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:50 PM   #39
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Wee Strom 650 VS Versys 650...

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No V-twin feel.
My 2005 V Strom 650 , after 25,000 hard miles , was starting to sound kinda dull on the stock muffler , so I put a Holeshot Slip on pipe ...man...the best sound on a bike is a 90 degree V twin ...like a Ducati ... But then I got a 2009 Kawaski 650 Versys ...Parallel Twin...and after 25,000 miles , with a Yoshimura Pipe..the engine does'nt sound as sweet when twisting the loud handle my next bike will be a 2013 Suzuki Wee Strom 650 with custom twin pipes , carbon fiber music makers...Braaaaap... Or...Please Suzuki Please...take this brilliant 650 V Twin motor and build a Supermoto style urban assault weapon ...Yeah thats what I would buy... SV 650 SM ....17 " wheels , and a good upside down fork with dual disks , a small fly screen , and a headlight that looks normal , Please...Hmmm . something like a Aprillia Dorsodura 750 but Japanese, you know , cheap to own...
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:06 PM   #40
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:29 PM   #41
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I'm personally waiting for Suzuki to produce a TU650X with the LS650 motor in it ... especially now that the Savage/S40 has been equipped with EFI for 2013!!! Wow, never thought I'd see that and totally believed that 2012 would have been the last year for the beloved LS ...
I'm thinking you're confusing the savage and TU in regards to FI on the savage (S-40) as just looked at the sight and it shows a mikuni 40 carb under its specs.

I actually wish you were right and they'd give us that engine in a TU650 (or better yet a DR650 FI engine in the TU styled bike)

As for the Gladius minus the stupid name = too swoopy and looks like a dildo, and that tank size has to be increased to at least 5 gallons for real riders.

My vote is for the old style SV as well.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:34 AM   #42
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I believe Suzuki has changed the spec sheet. When I first saw the reference to FI for the S40 I checked the website and the specs did show "suzuki fuel injection" but now, as you have noted, that has been changed.

Might explain why FI was not mentioned in the "features" portion of the description.

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:29 AM   #43
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Rivercreep:

I believe Suzuki has changed the spec sheet. When I first saw the reference to FI for the S40 I checked the website and the specs did show "suzuki fuel injection" but now, as you have noted, that has been changed.

Might explain why FI was not mentioned in the "features" portion of the description.

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..and the lack of it really SUCKS in a way.
Air or Air/Oil cooling combined with NikaSil plating, sure seems like it would be the best of two worlds.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:10 AM   #44
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Too much plastic on it :(

I want a cheap, light, midsized "roadster", dammit! (with ABS, of course. and options for luggage and a tall screen). So many "almosts".
NC700S:


ER6n:


In that order, IMHO.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:51 AM   #45
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Neither of those are sold in the US, Cortez. We get the NC700X (ABS only available on DCT) but not the NC700S. And we get the Ninja 650 (and finally ABS this year!) but not the ER-6N.
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