SV650N vs SV650S vs SV650SF sex factor
August 14, 2008 at 6:04 pm #1905
Recently I began questioning whether I should have bought an S or even an SF model instead of an N model for my SV. N is definately more comfortable and the fact that I’ve dropped it twice so far made me glad I didn’t have any fairing to repair, but the faired versions just look so nice. I also found out that the naked versions have a 45 tooth sprocket versus 44 tooth on the faired models, which makes it quicker and more prone to wheelies but lowers the top speed slightly.
Last night I had to take a stop by the Suzuki dealership to pick up a left side mirror for my SV (don’t ask) and amidst all the GSXRs in their showroom, they had one single Suzuki SV650SF. My sister who went with me was immediately gravitated toward the sportbikes and began closely examining the SV. I told her that my bike was the same exact bike minus the bodywork, and her reply was “the bodywork is what makes it a nice bike”. I realize that, to one like myself, the function over form aspect of the naked models has its own appeal and is probably a better choice from the driver’s seat, but if the difference between simply having bodywork on my bike or not can have that kind of effect on the ladies, I dunno…August 14, 2008 at 6:09 pm #10515megaspazParticipant
not much difference between the N and the S/SF models except for the fairings and the handlebar height. Possibly the foot peg location as well. There is 0 difference between the S and the SF model except for the lower fairings. You can get frame sliders for the N and S/SF models as well for guarding against low speed laydowns. In terms of sexiness, that’s in the eye of the beholder. I know people who think nekkids are sexier than faired bikes. I myself think the fully faired sv is sexier than the others. If you want the full effect of teh sexahness, you need to leather up!
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…August 14, 2008 at 6:21 pm #10517
Leather is a bit out of my price range right now as I’m paying for my 8 year old niece’s summer camp even though I really can’t afford to. Until she’s out of camp and back in public school, I’m stuck with my cheap one-time-use textile/mesh gear.
There’s also the fact that I could stand to lose a bit of weight before I can fit into a one piece leather suit.
EDIT: Oh, megaspaz, I only recently found out about the gearing difference between the SVN and SVS/SVSF. Were you aware of it?August 14, 2008 at 6:25 pm #10518megaspazParticipant
Nope. didn’t have a clue about the gearing difference. First time I heard of it.
Also, you don’t need to go one piece. Two piece suits are teh sexah too… and more convenient if you need to make an emergency pit stop.
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…August 14, 2008 at 6:28 pm #10519
I was shopping around for a new sprocket/chain set for my SV and all the sites I went to made me specify whether I had an S or an N because the N has a 45 tooth rear and the S has a 44. That’s how I found out. I find that very interesting.August 14, 2008 at 6:42 pm #10520ShannonGParticipant
I have a love for faired bikes, mostly due to my sport bike groupie teenage years. But if I recall, you posted pictures of your bike and it is a very nice ride indeed. I have NEVER seen an SV in red before, and I like like like it!August 14, 2008 at 6:49 pm #10521
That’s kinda funny you have never seen a red one before. When the original SV debuted in 99 it was only available in red. for the G1s they added a new color option every year. in 00 blue became an option, in 01 black, and in 02 yellow. Then the 2nd gens came out. Thanks for the comment about my bike tho its the one in my avatar.August 14, 2008 at 7:00 pm #10522AndrewParticipant
I love the look of naked bikes myself and think yours looks good. It has that industrial look that the Monster and Shiver have. I didn’t even realize it was the same bike as the full fairing version until I read one of your earlier posts.August 14, 2008 at 7:09 pm #10525BuddParticipant
What happened to your mirror? : )
“I am the best there is at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineAugust 14, 2008 at 8:17 pm #10537ShannonGParticipant
You’re not supposed to ask!August 14, 2008 at 8:49 pm #10542BoOZe P-ti MotardParticipant
its not what happened to the mirror but ‘how did you do it?” lol…how u broke it? droplings?
Solomolo RiderAugust 15, 2008 at 2:04 am #10556
I swear I thought the kickstand was down!August 15, 2008 at 3:28 am #10566LokiParticipant
Ive had the view for ever also. They just look cool, mean, and fast. Im also NOT a fan of ape hangers. I look at street bikes and you see them they are going fast while laying down almost, that looks cooool and fun. Not to mention the “mysteriousness and badassness” of a geared up rider.
But after awhile im starting to like naked bikes, i even took my bottom fairings off for awhile cause i think it looks like the SV650. I LOVE the look of the SV650 with the top fairing, MAN its sweet looking. Would it be worth it if that was my upgrade bike? I mean its a step up but arent they also beginner bikes?August 15, 2008 at 12:00 pm #10589BoOZe P-ti MotardParticipant
yea you swore… but rather a ‘oh sh**” or f-a-k.. XDDDD
Solomolo RiderAugust 18, 2008 at 3:02 pm #10714AnonymousGuest
at least make up a good story about how someone almost smashed you and you had to do something that took your mirror off in a desperate maneuver to save your life..make it something exceedingly difficult…
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