August 19th, 2003
|11:02 pm - I'm contemplating changing bikes.|
I'm tempted to go cruiser or sport-standard.
I like my SV650S, but I'm looking for something different now I guess.
I really like the look of sport bikes, and the handling is obviously great, but I'd like a bike that would be comfortable for longer distances. Sport-standard would seem a logical option, but most of the ones that I've been on haven't been much more comfortable than my SV.
The FZ-1 doesn't really grab me.
Just for raw sit potential, I kind of like the V-star bikes.
The Honda 919 seemed decent as well, but still a bit sporty.
The Z1000 is too new, and a bit more aggressive than I want.
The Aprilia Tuono is probably tied with the 919 as the most comfortable of the sport-standards, but is also very new and very expensive.
I'd love to try one of those BMW R1150Rs one of these days...
Considering I'm still without full time employment, I should probably shelf this for a while. I got the itch though! Maybe I should just window shop...
Why not get some risers and lower pegs for your SV? The non-S SV650 is pretty comfortable, and that's the only real difference, besides the fairing.
Yeah, try a non-S SV. The riding position is much better, and it's still cheap...heck, you might be able to swap for one of a comparable year if yours is in good shape.
ones are available at GBM in Arlington...the red has a minifairing, too. Tell 'em I sent you.
|Date:||August 20th, 2003 02:34 pm (UTC)|| |
Yeah, I've actually ridden one. GBM is where I got my original SVS!
I have put risers ad a custom seat on the SVS, and that made it very similar to the SV, but that wasn't enough.
|Date:||August 20th, 2003 03:02 pm (UTC)|| |
I've been really happy with my VFR. It's kinda long in the tooth now, but nothing could beat it in the sport-touring class for a decade. Anything from '94 on would be good.
|Date:||August 20th, 2003 07:57 pm (UTC)|| |
I sat on a VFR today actually! Not bad at all. I still think the 919 beats it for comfort, and I like naked bikes.
Wind = Good!
|Date:||August 20th, 2003 06:04 pm (UTC)|| |