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SV650 Ergos–Do they affect user-friendliness?
July 24, 2008 at 1:37 pm #1773WeaponZeroParticipant
Okay, I’ve been noticing between what people say on here and other rider forums (svrider.com, etc) that there seems to be a bit of disagreement as to whether or not the SV650 is a suitable beginner bike. At first I simply chalked it up to opinions, but then I noticed something. The people who say it isn’t are all owners of SVS models with the sportier riding position due to clipons and rearsets. The people who say it is are all owners of naked models, which have a standard riding position with handlebars and lower footpegs.
I have a theory that the standard riding position on the naked models makes for a more user-friendly, easier to manage ride and that it can make all the difference in the world to a new rider.
Does this sound possible/logical?
As an SVS owner, I expect to hear your feedback megaspazJuly 24, 2008 at 3:13 pm #9204megaspazParticipant
You would be mostly correct. between the 2, the naked model is more noob friendly than the sport/faired model. the naked model has its handlebars higher, promoting a more upright sitting position. Also, being naked another point in favor of it being a decent noob bike is that there’s very little plastic to break. With frame sliders, the only thing you’d do if you drop your bike, at low speeds that is, is scratches at the end of the handlebars. If you’re just starting out and want a sports bike, really, imo, the both the SV types are not as good a choice as starting out with a ninja 250. but between the SV, i’d say the naked model is slightly more preferable to the sports faired model.
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