Used F4i, or new sv650s?

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  1. Boudreaux

    Boudreaux Active Member

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    which would you get and why, i have been riding for 6 years off and on, so its not like im a "squid", i've just never "owned" my 'own' bike...

    im talking in terms of engine wear, bang for buck.. etc etc...

    thanks guys...
     
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    i would say the new sv650s but thats just me i fucking love the sv, everyone i talk to does too, alot more original and the new 05's have a black frame/wheels, looks hot in the blue color...

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    all you need to do is buy the lower fairing piece from the 1000s's which is like 300$ painted and your set!
     
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    F4i, no question..........if you have ridden before, and by before i mean more then just once every year, you'll get bored with the sv650
     
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    thats exactly what i'm thinking, but i like the practicality of the torque of the VTwin...i dont do alot of hard riding, mostly around-town type of stuff (just not my style i guess), thats why i consider the f4i (one of the most comfortable sport bikes ever right?) and the sv650s which fits my tall frame nicely...
     
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    i had a 2nd gen sv650s (03) i sold that and was gonna buy a first gen sv650s because i thought they were more fun to ride. completely different bikes, personal pref i guess, what kind of riding are you gonna do, if you're gonna do a lot of canyon runs i'd get the sv650s, stick some lower fairings and you got a full faired bike.

    hondas are great bikes, but if you're gonna go the i4 ss route, i'd personally go w/ a gsxr, i was gonna get a kawi zx6rr but from talkin w/ people, they say it's more of a pain dealing w/ maintance than the gsxr, also yamaha is more expensive, well around here anyway. give some good thought into the sv650s, you wont get bored of it. good luck
     
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    Boudreaux Active Member

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    im leaning towards teh sv650s, but the f4i and i go way back...it was my first bike in my love affair w/ bikes...and i've always wanted one, and the used f4i will be cheaper then the sv650s
     
  7. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    hondas have hards seats remember
     
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    Troof. I've had my 02 f4i for about 7k miles now. Have ridden a bunch of other bikes, and although the f4i definitely isnt the fastest, lightest, narrowest, or best handling, it is a very stable and well balanced bike. Cant go wrong with either one, but if it were me, I'd def choose the f4i.
     
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    The F4i isn't the most comfortable sportbike ever. It is the most comfortable of the modern bikes. After you've owned the f4i a few months you won't notice the rediculously hard seat nearly as much.

    I'm sure you'd be happy with either bike.
     
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    carbon seat upgrade! :)
     
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    86 Bird eh

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    Dont forget the yzf600r. That seat is pretty comfy
     
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    AMan ???????????

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    Go with the F4i
     
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    :werd: And a great begginer's bike if you're heavier or had some dirt experience.
     
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    if you think the f4i is one of the most comfortable sportbikes, you need to check out the yzf600r. from what you say, you don't need the newest, latest, greatest sportbike. so the yzf600r should be perfect. i read that the all new kawi zzr600 is supposed to be really comfy too and i think it looks better than the yzf600r.
     
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    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    I like the SV650, but I"d go for the F4i because I still have a thing for 600's.
     
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    i had an '99 sv650 before i got my '01 F4i.. the fit and finish on the F4i is way better.. i'd say the low end torque is pretty comparable but the F4i has a kick on the high end..
     
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    Noo shit!??!
     
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    Yes shit...a good rider on an F4i will always beat a good rider on an SV.
     
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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    my friend just picked up an SV

    holy fuck i :love: the sound..id get one but id def get the fairings before anything


    but i think ill say fuck it and go for a tl1000r :o
     
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    oakie my ninja.

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    it depends on what you're looking for in a bike. if you want two wheels under your ass with the occasional one, either bike fits the bill.

    if you want flat out top speed, get the F4i, but you'll grow out of it and want a litre bike, so that excuse is a lame duck and always has been.

    if you want to hit the twisties, either bike will fit the bill, and i highly doubt you'll be able to outride the chassis of the SV to require the F4i's minimally superior handling setup.

    if you want a 600 class bike and nothing else, but want superior handling and speed at the sacrifice of stability, get a Kawi. if you want stability, get a Honda. if you want a good combo of both, get the GSX-R. if you want to sacrifice a bit of everything for more comfort, get an R6.

    it's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow.


    all said and done, we need more info as to what you're looking for in a bike aside from looks.
     
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    Boudreaux Active Member

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    I want something to have fun on, naturally, can get me around town w/o too much fenagaling...

    looks was never the issue really, i dont care what they look like, im not trying to impress anyone. Im drawn to teh F4i b/c its not the leader in performance by any means, and it offers prolly the best comfort (and i've ridden r6's)
     
  24. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    What does this mean? You've never owned a bike, so how much have you actually ridden?
     
  25. ACURA TL-S

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    If you want a solid bike you won't get a Kawi or Suzi.
     

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