SV 650 vs V-Strom 650 Curiosity Question

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by uconnapharm, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. GoonerYoda

    GoonerYoda Hot Dickens Cider

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    Both need better suspension and brakes.
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  2. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    I've owned an '00 SV650 naked, an '03 SV1000 naked, and a farkled Wee.

    I loved the SV650, not so much the other 2.

    The 650's lightness, handling, and just right feel trumped the others. The Wee always felt top heavy, and just plain heavy. No comparison in handling.

    The Wee is better for 2 up touring no doubt, but any other time you'll be wishing you had the SV. Just throw a windshield on the SV when you need it.
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  3. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    as for fuel mileage, i've gone 190 on a tank on my 03 SV. my regular day to day 110 mile round trip commute i average about 55 and find it a comfortable bike. naked, but with lower bars.
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