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First bike? Fz6 or sv650?

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by xring04, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. xring04

    xring04 On the Right.

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    Well I have kinda narrowed it down to what I think I want.

    One, will these move a biggin like myself pretty well? Im 6'1 275.

    I have ridden dirtbikes a good bit, and a monster 900 and an 1987 hurricane, so this wont be my first time on a bike. What do you guys think?
    Are these good learner bikes?

    suzuki

    Yamaha
     
  2. xring04

    xring04 On the Right.

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    I think I am liking the yama better.
     

  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    FZ6 = more power.

    SV650 = V-twin power delivery.

    I think that the handling are about the same.

    What do you like?
     
  4. DaisyCutter

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    Being 6'1" tall, I've always liked the ergos of the Honda VFR750/800. I also really like both bikes you listed too.

    Since I ride dirtbikes, the narrower v-twin feels nice to me. However, I like the I-4 power delivery and styling of the FZ6 more.

    I'd probably choose the FZ6.
     
  5. BikerRN

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    Since you have some expirience I would suggest either one.

    I'm partial to the SV due to the V-Twin power delivery. If you had no expirience I would suggest a 250cc to start off with. The Night Hawk or the Ninja 250 make good starter bikes.
     
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    4TS&W 2A RKBA 4EVER

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    Are you crazy? The new 06 SVs come in red now!!!

    It's a no brainer!!! :cool:
     
  7. fnfalman

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    I just wanna throw out the Honda 599 for consideration as well. Quite of a gem of a bike but not too popular. Powerful, pretty to look at, nimble.
     
  8. DaisyCutter

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    And it gives me a hard-on too.
     
  9. J.R. Bob Dobbs

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    I've also been jonesing for a 599, even though there's nothing wrong with my Nighthawk 750. For a first bike it might be too much; too nimble, too powerful.
     
  10. xring04

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    From what I have been told the 599 is a great bike, however, I was told that it does not handle fat @$$ed people like myself very well.

    I really like the yama but I hear they have problems with the fuel injection, something about not being smooth from a closed throttle.

    I am now really liking the sv, minus the faring.

    Also might look into the triumph 4


    I have ridden a couple of powerful bikes, a monster 900, a 87 1000cc hurricane, so I think I have the basics of throttle and clutch control down. (still have a lot to learn though)


    I dont really want the fastest thing in the world, just something that can move my big self, and I dont want to look goofy on it.
     
  12. DaisyCutter

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    Just stay away from the Harleys and you'll be fine. :thumbsup:
     
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    xring04 On the Right.

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    Harleys hold no appeal to me, look pretty, but I don't want one.

    I look pretty goofy on my own, so I dont need any help looking more goofy

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    I don't know why people say that the Honda 599 doesn't have oomph? It has plenty of oomph. And the glitchy fuel injection thing? It happens to pretty much all of the high-performance bikes. Fuel injection for a car is one thing, fuel injection for a moto engine that puts out boocoo power is another.
     
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    All I can say is I love my SV650. More than enought power. It is a great ride. You can't go wrong with one.

    Steve
     
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    The SV is a good choice, but it is pretty small. I am 6'3" and 290lbs so I know where you are coming from on the "looking goofy" thing. ;) You don't want to look like a "monkey f----ing a football".

    I got an idea for you, the DL650. Basically it's a bigger SV650.

    DL650

    I would go to a dealership and sit on quite a few to get some ideas.

    After a few years of practice, get yourself one of these. :supergrin:

    Link
     
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    I am not really diggin the dl series, how ever the katana is in my price range, could get it in a 600 or a 750. hummmmmmm.
     
  18. DaisyCutter

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    Xring, my old streetbike buddy rode a 1996 CBR600F3, and he was 6'3" and 340 lbs. We used to do the twisty Tortilla Flat run past Canyon Lake (IIRC FALMan recently did it) and with the CBR600 he could edge me on my ZRX1200R. He was a good street rider though. I was better then the average street rider, but never a corner carving guru.

    The 599 uses a torque tuned CBR600 engine. I researched the 599 and 919 a lot, when I was looking at naked bikes.

    If you have the gonads to hold the tach over 6K, the 599 won't displease you.
     
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    I putt around on a 2001 Suzuki Bandit GSF600S and it has enough oomph to move my 6'3" 285lbs around pretty quickly. I never intend to carry a passenger so it is fine for me and my little rides, and although I have the desire to try 165mph on a bike, I have no place to do it so why go bigger or badder.... The Bandit is a 'standard' (sit more upright - no forced leaning forward like a sportbike or laying back like a cruiser) and a pretty comfortable ride (same size as the Bandit 12, so no need to fold up to fit on it). I believe the FZ6 is more of a 'standard' while the SV is definitely a 'crotch rocket'-type set-up (it's been a while since I was bike shopping, so I have no first hand experience with either of these or the Honda). The Bandit 6 has been discontinued for a few years but if you can find one, you might want to check it out - they are a very good bike.