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Old 04-06-2008, 03:26 AM   #21
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pretty good if you like riding in a 90 degree position.
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pretty good if you like riding in a 90 degree position.
Hey, if I were a younger kid, I'd probably be on a Gixxer, don't get me wrong. There are lots of other bikes that are far more aggressive, powerful, handle better, yada, yada, yada.

I think you capture it perfectly... It's pretty good at everything, and great at nothing... except that seductive exhaust sound and the low/mid range punch of a V-Twin... Oh, and the maintenance is a fraction of what a Duc or Aprillia would put me through. These motors have been going 30+ k miles in somecases without even needing a valve adjustment.

I also looked at the Triumph Speed Triple, which I love the looks of, but worried about it being a money pit when it broke down. I want something that I can just ride the snot out of for a great many miles.

There are a lot of GREAT bikes out there. The supersport 600's are phenomenal, I almost went this route initially, but after owning a bike that was too buzzy at 14,000 RPM, I was convinced a 17,000 RPM YZF was probably not the best choice. The Interceptor reinforced the fact that having solid mid-range punch and a reasonably fast bike (mid to low 11's) was enough.

If there was something else similar at this price point, I would consider it, but there isn't! Even comparing list prices, there isn't something close. Not that I know of. I wanted a V-Twin or a V4, that removed a lot of bikes pretty quickly. Although I did consider the FZR-1 Yamaha and Triumph Speed Triple. I wanted a liter bike. That eliminated all but the Gixxer 750 and 1000, which I seriously considered as well. They lost out because I didn't want to be that leaned over all the time and the high likelihood that I would probably pull a Rich Christensen on it. I'm irresponsible and I know it... give me more power and I will use it. This is my way of limiting that a bit!

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Old 04-06-2008, 01:13 PM   #23
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Hey, if I were a younger kid, I'd probably be on a Gixxer.
Been there and done that. The gixxer is brutal in terms of acceleration. The SV is much more comfortable and pleasant to operate. The SV is also going to make power down low, where the gix makes all its power up top. Different bike completely.

I personally do prefer the Interceptor's 4 cylinder, despite the fact you call it a bloated pig. Maybe I'm biased though, as my Magna is the best bike I've ever owned.
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Been there and done that. The gixxer is brutal in terms of acceleration. The SV is much more comfortable and pleasant to operate. The SV is also going to make power down low, where the gix makes all its power up top. Different bike completely.

I personally do prefer the Interceptor's 4 cylinder, despite the fact you call it a bloated pig. Maybe I'm biased though, as my Magna is the best bike I've ever owned.
LOL, Love the V4, dislike the heavy bike... Put the current interceptor on a diet that shaved off 50 kilos and an injection of 200-300 cc's of displacement and Honda might have a winner. Of course, you could just drop $$$$ on a 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR, instead...

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Old 04-09-2008, 05:33 PM   #25
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I owned a TL1000S for years..those SV's are sweet rides.
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I owned a TL1000S for years..those SV's are sweet rides.
Thanks, paid for the bike yesterday, paperwork processed today, and sold the VF1000F today as well.

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Old 04-09-2008, 10:44 PM   #27
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put a ebay turbo on the SV too!!!!
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put a ebay turbo on the SV too!!!!
LOL, Wife would kill me... She's of the opinion that I am irresponsible enough with out a turbo on it... but I will admit the thought crossed my mind.

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my freind actually has a zx12 with a t3/t4 on it. its a death trap, lol
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my freind actually has a zx12 with a t3/t4 on it. its a death trap, lol
Would it even be stable at those high speeds on the top end?
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who knows what Suzuki is planning!
Well, I know one thing they're planning:
http://loadinform.com/suzuki-stratos...ppear-in-2009/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_Stratosphere
http://www.diseno-art.com/encycloped...atosphere.html

Yup, an inline-6. Ok, I'm not in love with the styling, but I saw a clip a short while back of a Suzuki engineer revving the engine at the Tokyo motor show and it was without question the most paralyzingly orgasmic sound I have ever heard in my entire life.

Really makes you stop and wonder... How is it that Suzuki Motor Co. can build such fabulously awesome motorcycles, and yet such amazingly shitty cars?
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I crashed my sv650 last week. Probably going to buy another bike with the insurance money and then slowly rebuild the sv. What a great bike. It's a 2000 Naked w/ Penske triple adjustable rear shock, racetech gold emulators in the front fork, dual high-mount titanium exhaust from Renegade, the list goes on. The plate even says NAKEDSV
Good choice on the SV man
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I crashed my sv650 last week. Probably going to buy another bike with the insurance money and then slowly rebuild the sv. What a great bike. It's a 2000 Naked w/ Penske triple adjustable rear shock, racetech gold emulators in the front fork, dual high-mount titanium exhaust from Renegade, the list goes on. The plate even says NAKEDSV
Good choice on the SV man
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How did you end up crashing it?

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PS - Glad to see you are alright.
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Well, I know one thing they're planning:
http://loadinform.com/suzuki-stratos...ppear-in-2009/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_Stratosphere
http://www.diseno-art.com/encycloped...atosphere.html

Yup, an inline-6. Ok, I'm not in love with the styling, but I saw a clip a short while back of a Suzuki engineer revving the engine at the Tokyo motor show and it was without question the most paralyzingly orgasmic sound I have ever heard in my entire life.
My dad has one of these (with NOS). Yeah, wheel spin in top gear at 100mph
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LOL, Wife would kill me... She's of the opinion that I am irresponsible enough with out a turbo on it... but I will admit the thought crossed my mind.

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LOL, Love the V4, dislike the heavy bike... Put the current interceptor on a diet that shaved off 50 kilos and an injection of 200-300 cc's of displacement and Honda might have a winner. Of course, you could just drop $$$$ on a 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR, instead...

Mark
I have a ~3000 mile VFR750 engine sitting in my garage waiting for a nice idea. I'm thinking a nice custom drag style "chopper" with this V4, and maybe the above turbo. But the simplicity of the carbs would probably outweigh the complexity of converting to fuel injection.

Anyways, again congrats on the great deal. Nice bike!
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aww u got the sv100s???? why not just the sv1000???
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aww u got the sv100s???? why not just the sv1000???
There is no "N" version of the SV1000, they're all "S" models.


EDIT: WTF is this new B-King model? Is Suzuki trying to out-ugly (and outweigh) the BMW K1200 or something?
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There is no "N" version of the SV1000, they're all "S" models.


EDIT: WTF is this new B-King model? Is Suzuki trying to out-ugly (and outweigh) the BMW K1200 or something?
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aww u got the sv100s???? why not just the sv1000???

That B-King is UGLY!!!! There used to be an N version but not for a long time, and that may have only been overseas, I don't really know.


Ya, I am not really down with the inline 6 in the bike... Like having a motorcycle with a Chevy V8, sure, it's fast in a straight line, but what's the point?!?

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Damn Interceptor sold FAST yesterday... 20 mins!
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oh well i didn't think they still made the sv1000's, i just knew they did at one time but that is a good price for a new bike. Don't the sv1000's and V-Strom 1000's share the same motor? like the sv650 and V-Strom 650 do?
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oh well i didn't think they still made the sv1000's, i just knew they did at one time but that is a good price for a new bike. Don't the sv1000's and V-Strom 1000's share the same motor? like the sv650 and V-Strom 650 do?
Yes, they share the same motor, and it's a pretty nice motor. Similar to the TL1000 but detuned to make less top end power and a little more mid-range torque. I hear it pulls pretty hard out of the hole.

They stopped making the SV1000 at the end of 2007, I am actually getting an 2006 with no miles. Just been sitting there waiting for someone to buy it. Full factory warranty etc. Hell, for 2k off MSRP out the door, ya, it's a good price. The 2007 would have been $700 more and a color I didn't really want. I've owned too many blue cars and bikes dammit, although I like blue.

Should get it next week sometime.

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