Could do highway driving no problem.

Dealers are willing to negoiate for the SV, I … The build quality is better for what you'll get in this class of bike. 2011 SV650S owner here. So I'm a long term lurker and finally decided to actually post a question for you guys. but now you guys are makin me more indecisive lol they both sound like good bikes, so turns out there arent any suzuki dealerships around me so couldnt sit on one of those.. and the only kawa dealership didnt have any 650s so couldnt test that out either.. lol didnt get much done. Both are starter bikes with different advantages and disadvantages. I disagree about cruisers being uncomfortable for commuting. I also share the same concern of the self-service(s), I'll keep a close eye on that engine when I check it out as I'm sure it should be purring, especially with 14k and a full service. Handling and feel. The sv im looking at is a 2008 naked by the way.

Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. And truth is, you probably wont even tell the difference between the speed of the SV and 650r. JavaScript is disabled. The Raider I ride is comfy and has a lot of power, but the >700lb weight just kills me in town. V-twins are hugely difficult to deal with but you want to nip any problems that may occur in the bud and make sure that the guy has done a good job. Both really good, and they're pretty similar really. If you want bad bitches on the back they will be terrified on that 300s little tiny high back seat. The only thing I'd be wary of is the guy who's done the services himself. Not enough money. The FZ-07 and SV650 are probably okay there, but you should read some reviews to see what they're really like at high RPMs and freeway speeds.

That's awesome that you have ridden both. I loved my 650 - If you have any questions please ask me - logged 17,000 miles on my Ninja 650 in a bit over a year - all completelly problem free - the bike is a tank. Posted by 1 year ago. Clip-ons vs bars - depends if you're doing more highway miles/touring vs shorter rides really.

While ADV bikes are generalist "take you anywhere" kind of bikes.

Mine is fun and has a ton of aftermarket parts readily available.

Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Did you mean that the 300 or the 650 is very comfy if taller than 5'8"? Ive sat on both and my original choice was to buy a SV. I ride my father's Yamaha Raider to school or work whenever he doesn't ride it himself, and rode my friends ~2010ish Ninja 250 for a summer. sv650 would be the best intermediate between sport bike and "learner" size engines, and also sounds like it fits your budget.

Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access. They were both a fair bit cheaper than what I would be buying either of the Ninjas at though. Ride it every day. You can tour on anything.However ninja is a sport bike, making sacrifices for performance. Have a good one. A bike has to put a smile on my face.

Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. Attachments. The SV is a standard naked, and the Ninja is more of a sport bike style (the Z650 is Kawi’s standard naked in that class). Looking to buy my first motorcycle, been riding my roommates 2018 Ninja 650cc. Unbiased advice at its best. im pretty much set on getting the sv650..but im still looking around and im starting to see the ninja 650r. what are your guys' opinions on it for a beginner? The vstrom if you’re not sticking to sealed roads. The SV really seems to be one of those "cult" bikes that has a shit ton of followers.

If Ninja 650 is anything similar to Z650, I'd get Versys or vstrom. One was '06 and the other was '08. The same place that I test rode the 650 let me test ride an '03 cbr600rr and that bike was a blast. They're heaps of fun, the V-twin has loads of low down torque and can rinse through the rev range with a pretty even powerband throughout. tomorrow im going to try to go sit on both of them an see how they feel. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. The V-Strom does everything pretty good and has a huge aftermarket. I wanted to get a bit of input from some actual owners. Loving the bike and it feels and fits great.

I bought the ninja and would recommend it highly. I got to test ride the Ninja a few days ago. Cloudflare Ray ID: 5ec99d1f0b83f29c Cookies help us deliver our Services. I currently search all of the US, but plan to add Canada soon, along with other sites like OfferUp. Someday! Unfortunately with school and stuff I can't afford to spend that much. -------------------------------------------------.

New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the motorcycles community. Plus, the SV appears to be way cheaper than the Ninja line. I've ridden motorcycles for about 3-4 years, and dirt bikes for about 2 years before that. The only thing I'd say is if you're planning on doing long rides get a seat cushion as you'll save yourself some pain as you train an iron butt.

Have a good one. Been eyeing an 06/09 SV650S (sport, NOT non-S), but am a little worried about the 'clip-ons' handlebar vs the handlebar... but I noticed the Ninja 650 also has a clip-on style handlebar.

Fully (self) serviced, including valve adjustment.

I'd say between the two, the riding position would mostly determine which bike you should look into. Press J to jump to the feed. I was dead set on getting a 2011 650r up until I started doing a little research on the 300. You can't go wrong with an sv. Yeah baby thats right...being the simon champion is pretty sexy isnt it? This makes good sense, I'll keep my eye out for a naked SV650, but will not (not) consider an SVS if the price is right. Oh god.

Nicer styling too. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. Unfortunately both had rebuilt titles and I'm a little hesitant on buying one of them. i just meant looking like on craigslist most of the sv's i see are naked ones. It also accommodates taller riders easily. Unfortunately it had a ton of miles on it and was a little out of my price range. and the next day i get off im gonna go to a dealership and sit on both. Why the sv650? Funny story about that. Do you need long fuel range? If it wasn't for us Rednecks and N.A.S.C.A.R. im still leaning towards the sv but i just love the look of the black on red ninja :bowdown. A place for prospective motorcycle buyers to get suggestions from people with more experience.

It's a great, easy to ride bike, but I find it lacks personality somewhat. I'm actually (hopefully) making a bit of a trip tomorrow and test riding one from a craigslist ad!

I didn't really like the seating position, and the bike felt rather heavy, it felt more like a cruiser with some fairings tacked onto it. If i remember correctly V-Strom had a better tire size as far as tire options go. I'm going to be putting a lot of miles on whatever I get with sometimes 30-50 highway miles a day, but I still want to be able to throw it around town and the twisties and have some fun ya know? It really depends on what you intend to do with it. Loving the bike and it feels and fits great.

If you can afford it, bikes like the Ducati Monster S2r and a bunch of Buells are good here too. I'm planning on doing some touring with my next bike, but I want to maintain some decent handling and fairly light weight.

In regards to the mileage, SV650Ss are bulletproof as long as they're cared for.

I have a Ninja 300, I'm restricted by UK law to smaller bikes for a while, so I picked the 300. As far as build quality of the 650r, my only complaint is the fairing buzz, but I don't even notice it anymore. I'm torn between a Ninja 650 and a VStrom or Versys 650. I felt this comment so hard. :bitchslap - Bruce Lee -, 2006 Ninja 650R vs Suzuki SV650 - Street Bike Motorcycle Comparison Review - Motorcycle USA, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Far as I could make out, SV is faster, not as comfy, & has been around for some time so there are parts and forums. Thanks, I've been considering buying either the SV 650 naked, or the Ninja 650R. I work on cars so bikes don't appear to be too far off (after looking at buying-used-guides), so I'm not afraid of a few things to work on here and there. If the rider on the 600 knows how to launch it properly, no. You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome Web Store. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding.

SV has more power and I believe is a tad lighter as well, but the Ninja is a great bike as well and I really dig the underbelly exhaust over the side mounted can of the SV. They're both good bikes.

This updates regularly when I find new matches for sale. Was wondering the difference between the two and if I would notice it. I have owned both. It's all the fun you'll ever need. No, I'm not really interested in a 300, starting off with the 650 felt great and I am well aware of the dangers. And you can retrofit the SV should you need to. Bottom line is if you want to do lightweight touring you can absolutely take a ninja 650 but be prepared to pack light and assess how comfortable that is for you to be on all day ergonomically. Find the best deal on either one and buy it. I'm really hoping I can find a dealer nearby that I can ride a 300 at. This one right off the bat handled a lot worse. Press J to jump to the feed. I … I rode a 2007 Ninja 650r for 9K miles in 6 months before I traded it in on a new 2007 Suzuki SV650s less than a week ago. Can a Ninja 650 tour? Perhaps the most significant differences are that: The SV is a v-twin and the Kawi is a parallel twin, and. I haven't test ridden a 300 yet, but sitting on it felt way better. Or should I go the ADV route? I'm planning on picking up my first bike later this spring when the weather warms up a bit, and have basically narrowed down my choices to these two bikes. If you have any questions please ask me - logged 17,000 miles on my Ninja 650 in a bit over a year - all completelly problem free - the bike is a tank . I think the differences would be minimal.

I'd offer to sell you mine (getting ready to double the CC...) but you're in Cali and I'm in flyover country. VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. I've tried FZ6R at a demo day and it's got alot more power, but I don't need that much. Some have been known to exceed 100,000 miles easily and keep chugging away. The Ninjas are nice and fine but more of a Corolla/Camry if you will. The sv650 is probably a more quality bike. I personally like the looks of the fully faired SV over the ninja, but that's me, and just looks. College too expensive man :(.

By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. I wouldn't really consider the seating position on the Ninja 300 to be very sporty, it's pretty upright and comfortable for my height (5'10"). 300s are still overpriced for what they are. The faired 650 class are sort of beginner sport touring bikes. My buddy just got an NA, and holy cow is it fun. I’ve done adv, touring, and commuting on it. It isnt just a commute bike either, plenty of people track 650r's too. I rode both. The SV650's got about twice the power than the 300 right off the bat. Exhaust, Tuner, Clip-ons, maybe a gearing adjustment. Figured I'd post up here since not too many SV owners have yet. Dents and bruises here and there, but nothing extreme (so it looks like). They sound decent in the higher rev range though. It was my first bike and I loved it for that reason. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 20 of 20 Posts. I actually looked around on craigslist and found a couple sv650's I was interested. Ninja 250 vs. SV650 Hey everyone I had recently made the switch from a 1994 Ninja 250 to a 2004 SV650N, and I figured my observations might help new riders that are torn between the two.

Stupidity - the number one sexually transmitted disease. Oh man that fz09 or a street triple is my dream bike!

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