At this moment in time I own a Hyosung GTR 250cc Sports Version motorbike , Now i’m mainly using it for work and sometimes taking it for a ride on the weekend , ideally I need to look for a bike which aint going to demand as much of thrashing the bike to make sure everything is ok , so anyone got any idea what bike they could recommend which doesn’t demand so much power for short distance drives?
the engine is nigh on bullet proof i’m told, its has enough go, good torque, mine was great! it done everything i asked, never had any major probs, and i rode it EVERY day.
if you get one, stick some decent tyres on it- pilots 2ct’s etc, some decent brake pads, maybe if affordable mod the suspension a bit, even leave it as standard, just adjust it to suit your size and it be fine, they can get twitchy but then all bikes can get twitchy!
do that to one tho and you will have a good bike in your hands mate, you have seen my old one on the lanes dude;)
SV is more fun and handles better. Bandit feels more substantial and more secure in high winds/bad weather. Riding position was more comfy on the bandit. I would buy the SV. Mine will be a bargain. 6k miles full service history. Slight scratching to the off side but Pavel’s going to polish that out.
I’ve just bought a bandit 1998 600 naked (the bike, not me of course) and have fallen in love with it, nice noisy can on it too.It’s comfy, fairly chuckable, commutes well and looks like a proper bike. If I had money I’d like a speed triple but would want to keep the bandit.
Ok it looks like this topic has been a bit bias towards the suzuki sv but it’s a nice bike , I just done a quote on a suzuki sv 650 2005 plate fully comp 750.00 , I’m gana go tomorrow have a look tomorrow at it cost 3,200 and done 7000 miles , lets see what happens, quick question why is the suzuki sv normally good on insurance??
Nice pic SV55 , I rang up bike shop about a sv I wanted to look at and was sold yesturday so not a good start , look getting back to my main point I only need a bike for work to be honest so again a bike that is like good for commuting and a lot of you are saying sv , so what about a bandit ? any other bikes anyone can name that are good for commuting rather then thrashing the bike everywhere?