What bike to buy...?

TSR

YouTube: The Surrey Rider
May 3, 2018
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Suzuki VanVan RV125
#1
Hi everyone. I’ve been riding for 7 months on my Suzuki VanVan 125 and am looking to get my full license in the next month or two. So naturally, I have been dreaming of a bigger bike, something around the 600cc mark. The Suzuki SV650 is a bike that really appeals to me, has anyone ever ridden or owned one? I’m by no means set on one and reccommendations would be gratefully received!

Thanks in advance :)
 
Jan 2, 2017
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#2
My sister had one with the half fairing, she fell off it lots when parking (kept forgetting to put her feet down I think! lol :D
I took it for a spin and really enjoyed it, handled proper nice for the price. A few of my mates also raced them in Mini-Twins.
I do suggest trying a few bikes out before getting your heart set on something as often the practicality of a bike (which is what will keep you riding it) is not taken into consideration and you can end up with a bike you love the look of, but don't enjoy riding.
 
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TSR

YouTube: The Surrey Rider
May 3, 2018
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I ride a
Suzuki VanVan RV125
#3
My sister had one with the half fairing, she fell off it lots when parking (kept forgetting to put her feet down I think! lol :D
I took it for a spin and really enjoyed it, handled proper nice for the price. A few of my mates also raced them in Mini-Twins.
I do suggest trying a few bikes out before getting your heart set on something as often the practicality of a bike (which is what will keep you riding it) is not taken into consideration and you can end up with a bike you love the look of, but don't enjoy riding.
Sounds like good advice to me, unfortunately as I haven’t got my full license yet I can’t go on any test rides yet. From what I have heard the SV650 is meant to be a really great bike for the money. I wish I wasn’t so bothered about how bikes looked but I know I’m a sucker for something that looks good too aha
 

scottrod

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May 15, 2018
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#4
I have ridden the sv650 a bunch before I passed my test.

Id say it was a good "big" beginner bike.

It was forgiving yet had enough power for what a beginner/new rider needs. Its no r6 but handles well, goes well and is comfortable.

Id give it a thumbs up.
 
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I only hear good things about the SV650, alternatively I can recommend the Honda CB650F or the Yamaha FZ6 which is what I own. Great power but still manageable and fun to ride while also having long enough legs for a tour. Can't really go wrong with bikes these days if they have Fuel Injection.
 

BluMblRdr

Blue Marble Rider
Apr 16, 2018
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I ride a
Husaberg FE390, Suzuki VStrom 1000, Yamaha XSR900
#6
Hi everyone. I’ve been riding for 7 months on my Suzuki VanVan 125 and am looking to get my full license in the next month or two. So naturally, I have been dreaming of a bigger bike, something around the 600cc mark. The Suzuki SV650 is a bike that really appeals to me, has anyone ever ridden or owned one? I’m by no means set on one and reccommendations would be gratefully received!

Thanks in advance :)
Totally depends on what you want to use it for. If you're looking for allrounders, then DL650, Versys650, SV are good starters.
 
Mar 9, 2018
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#7
Hi everyone. I’ve been riding for 7 months on my Suzuki VanVan 125 and am looking to get my full license in the next month or two. So naturally, I have been dreaming of a bigger bike, something around the 600cc mark. The Suzuki SV650 is a bike that really appeals to me, has anyone ever ridden or owned one? I’m by no means set on one and reccommendations would be gratefully received!

Thanks in advance :)
Dude any of the 650 platform bikes are AWESOME (Ninja 650, the SV you mentioned). I've had some friends with a Ninja650 and they all loved theirs. Is there a dealership near you that will allow a test ride - given you're comfortable to ride one. The 650's aren't too crazy as long as you have throttle control/awareness. :p
 
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SighBored

@thesighbored
Jan 18, 2015
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I ride a
2012 Kawasaki ZX-6R
#8
Getting a parallel 650 like ER6/SV or an inline 600 like 650F/XJ6 or any other bike in that same category is pretty ideal. You can learn to handle the larger/heavier bikes with a decent power and can have some good fun. Some may say get on a 250 but you'll have a longer run with a 650.
 
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TSR

YouTube: The Surrey Rider
May 3, 2018
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I ride a
Suzuki VanVan RV125
#9
Dude any of the 650 platform bikes are AWESOME (Ninja 650, the SV you mentioned). I've had some friends with a Ninja650 and they all loved theirs. Is there a dealership near you that will allow a test ride - given you're comfortable to ride one. The 650's aren't too crazy as long as you have throttle control/awareness. :p
Thanks it seems that the 650’s are very popular. I’ll think about test rides once I do my DAS next month :)
 

Which Bike

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Aug 24, 2018
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All of them!
#10
@TSR I'm in Surrey - near Weybride - potholes everwhere :(

What did you get in the end?
My first Mid-Sized bike was a Honda CB600R - a 'soft' sports bike. Very comfy as it did not have severe clips on. Also, looked great.
 

Mr. G

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Nov 19, 2017
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I have done a review on the bike in question. Can be found on my channel if you have not already purchased. Sorry I did not xtach this sooner
 
Jan 2, 2017
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West Sussex, UK
I ride a
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#16
Just looked through your whole channel @Mr. G can't see a single video that suggests you have reviewed the bike @TSR has purchased. If I am wrong please feel free to post the link to that video below.
 

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