An article I just read yesterday said its down form 72 ft lbs torque to only 68 ft lbs of torque and it has 148 rear wheel horsepower, and its the weight that makes it uncomparable to the R1Jiff84 said:Just be careful thats an R1 motor w/ 127 rear wheel horsepower. Good choice for a second bike if you are into sport touring IMO.
It's funny that you ask... I've got an '02 bought new in Aug of '02... She's got 35,000 + mile now and I've had zero trouble. Well except for wearing out countless rear tires : Otherwize a great ride.Jon Mueller said:Are they good bikes just want some feedback.
Im only about 5' 9" 165lbs, and Im not the strongest guy by anymeans, is this bike maybe a bit to big for me.Rock-n-sv-Roll said:It's funny that you ask... I've got an '02 bought new in Aug of '02... She's got 35,000 + mile now and I've had zero trouble. Well except for wearing out countless rear tires : Otherwize a great ride.
As for as riding position, I think it's great for all day or multi-day... I have made a few changes though. I went with the Yamaha lower bar mounts and also raised the rearsets (pegs).... Also have a corbin seat for longer rides.
Also went 2 up on the rear sprocket and 1 down ion the front... So it's plenty fast. I can hang with R-1s up to about 135 or so but then the aerodynamics take it's toll and the true sports bikes will walk away easily... even an R-6 will have a higher top end. But since I'm not really concerned about top end... it's a non issue. I did see 167 indicated on one occasion with the stock gearing. That was when the R-6 walked away... (closed course only!)
Anyway, for me (untill recently) having only one bike, it's probably the best of both worlds... Not the best at any one thing but Pretty damn good at just about anything. Oh Yeah, it's fun to spank many a true spotbike in the twisties ;D
Touring? I've done 600 mile days back to back to back.
Twisties? About 90% of those 35,000 miles were done in the mountains of Georgia, Carolinas, and Tenn (DealsGap anyone?)
Not to mention 3 TrackDays... Pretty much covers the bases, huh?
Course NOW the SV will the tool of choice for the track and 50% of my twisies...
OOps, sorry for the long winded reply.... :
It only feels heavy when stopped (like backing out of a parking space) once you get rolling, it doesn't feel heavy at all.Jon Mueller said:Im only about 5' 9" 165lbs, and Im not the strongest guy by anymeans, is this bike maybe a bit to big for me.