http://www.beginnerandbeyond.com/TotalBlackout said:I welcome your opinion, but I don't think it is enough to convince me yet.
Are the plastic bumpers useless? I was under the impression that they would be effective in some manner.
More searches on both of those sites will give you plenty of insight.
I started on a Ninja 250, sold it 6 months later for $100 more than I paid for it (bought it used) and moved on to the SV. Probably the best thing I ever did. The SV will bite you if you are a true beginner...riding 150cc dirtbikes and low power cruisers (yes an 1100 cc cruiser is low power compared to the HP/weight ratio of the SV) is not a lot of prior experience.