the sv650 is actually a standard bike. The sport version would be the sv650s or sv650sf (2008). I’m going to disagree with WeaponZero. If you’re a complete noob, go with the 250cc bike. Despite what other’s may have said before, the extra 60+lbs. does make a difference, especially going at real slow speeds. Starting out, the ninja 250 is definately a more manageable bike. Everyone learns at different rates, so it’s always better to err on the side of caution. Take it from a guy who started on an sv650s, who’s ridden a buddy’s ninja 250, and who’s dropped his sv650s twice coming to stops in front of cagers. It’s pretty embarrassing. Not saying you’d definately drop your bike if you started on a bigger bike, but again, being a complete noob, you definately don’t know. Always stack the odds in your favor. Learn first, wish later.
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…