04-23-2004, 06:46 PM
I've seen a lot of threads about the SV650s on here, but none really so far on the SV1000S' .. I just think they're cool... (I'm the kinda guy.. bigger is better... of course within it's limits..) .. any reason not many people own them? http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/lick.gif
I've tested it for a Danish motorcycle website (great second job, BTW http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif ) I like it a lot http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Almost as flickable as the 650 but with lots more power http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/banana.gif
If you're looking for a first bike, though, I'd seriously recommend NOT going for the 1000... It's just too powerful...
If you want more detail, just ask, I also know a couple of guys on here have SV1000s
04-25-2004, 11:47 AM
what do you want to know about it? its basically a TL engine with 300 changes. Its got a huge bottom end/mid grunt and pull hard. very diceptively fast, my biggest complaint is the suspension needs some work. then again i ride very aggressive and this bike was designed for street riding, just like the 650. I get tons of looks everywhere i go, they aren't nearly as easy to come by as the 650. Its got about 105hp stock, but it accepts mods very well. aftermarket support is slowly coming to light. planning on a big bore kit and a head massage in the distant future. the bike is just soo fun to ride, its something you gotta take for a spin bceause its got lots of character, but yet its quite different than an I4.
check out the SV1000 forum
04-27-2004, 12:34 PM
I love mine. I was a lot of fun until I crashed it. Now I'm rebuilding it for racing this year! http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif