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Torn on two different bikes

I really like the 919 and the sv1000 naked, both give me upright seating, but I cant pick wich one to get, I like them both alot.

I know ones a vtwin and the other is a inline four, personaly I love the way the vtwin sounds but nothing beats a honda engine for reliability.

Anyone ever have both before?



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Ha!! you ask a mostly 919 forum to chose btw that and a sv1000?? Well, I've had the 919 and rode the sv650, I'd have to say I'd try SV1000 if i had to chose but prolly only because i've had the 919. I really liked it and still compare a lot too it, as it was super fun! Rode it for at least 1yr and half! Down sides to the 919---you will stink b/c of the undertail exhaust, but it looks nice!! If you commuting on it this is something to think about, I had to keep my gear somewhere else away from people as it stunk! The SV1000 with pipes would prolly make it for me, wouldn't get it with out them! They sound ohhh so nice with pipes!! Not that pipes doesn't hurt the niner just more like any other I4 with a little more growl. The SV1000 could prolly be pushed in corners harder but i would think this would only be a consideration if your planning on any serious track days as there are several riders that push the snot out of the niner on here and even a few have done track days with them.

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That SV is a 2003 right ?

The only year in the US 1000 cc naked version SV

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That SV is a 2003 right ?

The only year in the US 1000 cc naked version SV
Yeah thats right, wich makes them really hard to find

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If you want honda reliability and a Vtwin check out the superhawk. Sweet Vtwin power and they run forever. I have seen over 5 in my area with +60,000 miles and "no problems"


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Go with the Honda

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I think jessica alba wants me to get the honda to..lol

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I think jessica alba wants me to get the honda to..lol
Let me share something I have learned in the short time I have been alive...

NEVER disagree with Jessica Alba... and she says to buy a superhawk. (you can get them real cheap to)


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I had a SV650.... nice bike.

Fit and Finish no where near the 919 I had....

Cant go wrong with the 919....

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I vote big vtwin!!!
Both bikes have their own thing.
I like twins!
I had not been on one in a while, but the past couple weeks I have been playing with a SV650 and loving it! They are different than I4s. If you want the high RPM scream, pass on the twin. If you want the deep grunt... the SV is the deal. A superhawk is another fun bike, but if you want a naked bike, the SuperChicken has too much plastic.

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I know it's blasphemy here, but I'm going v-twin on my next bike. I love wringing an inline-four, but most riding, especially around town, is easier and more pleasant on a v-twin. Plus I'm a sucker for the sound.

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I know it's blasphemy here, but I'm going v-twin on my next bike. I love wringing an inline-four, but most riding, especially around town, is easier and more pleasant on a v-twin. Plus I'm a sucker for the sound.
I am leaning that way to. I think my next ride will be a RC51... It will look real good next to the 919 in the garage...

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Heard great things about the SV's but have never had one. I've owned the Superhawk. Great bike


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i rode a tl1000r for a while i know its not an sv but I've got vtwin saddle time, of course I ride a 9er now but I did really enjoy the twin. I love the tourque the twins make and if I was gonna build a track bike I'd consider a tl or an sv or a rc51 for that matter, but for the street in my years of riding I belive the 919 is where its at. Slap a 900rr exhaust on it to get the fumes away from ya and ride. The twins are sweet but I like the power delivery of the inline 4 at wide open MUCH better, I will admit I do like the way the twins sound better but they dont give me the rush that I get outta spinning the crap out of a 4 banger. I'd defintly get a twin for a second bike but the 9er isnt going to get traded for it by any means.

Get the honda it'll run for ever and its a blast! Personal opinion of course and I am a suzuki guy BTW the 919 called me and I'm glad glad glad I have it.

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Ive yet to ride a SV 1000 that I didnt dig ! Good bike, as reliable as an anvil , decent handling ,decent brakes, , cheap to maintain, over all its just makes a really good street bike.

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Just personal opinion, but i frikin love my 9er! Right now I couldn't bear the thought of trading it or selling it for another bike. When it's time for another, the Niner stays! Ride em both if you can... then ride em again, and see which suits your style of ridin best.

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Are all years of the 9er come with smelly exhaust?...lol

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Are all years of the 9er come with smelly exhaust?...lol
I've owned '04 and '07 919s with no stink on either, so I'm not sure what years the stink is on.

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Stink was optional on mine. Cost $300 extra, but they included it with the undercoating package.

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I have owned both. 919 hands down. The SV1000 had a vibration or thump that put my hands to sleep riding across town. It also had a whine that drove me crazy. The suspension is so harsh, my ass would bounce off the seat 5-6 inches over road joints.

Now the Sv650 is a different story. I have owned four of them. They are great. I'm not the only one that thinks so. Suzuki still makes the 650, but has discounted the 1000.

The 1000 naked has a less upright position than either the 919 or SV650. I tried different bars, risers, seats, pegs, but I just could not get comfortable.

I sold it to my brother in law and still get to ride it. It makes me appreciate the 919.

I owned the SV1000 for two years, if there is anything you want to know just ask.

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hmmm....i have an RC51 and a Niner, I love them both. the twin is AMAZINGLY smooth in the powerband, but as a daily rider, i definately prefer my niner. an I4 is smooth, never misses a beat, and i can use blue loctite instead of red or (yes, i've had to) green... that's the stuff that is never ever ever ever ever supposed to come off...it's sleeve retainer... anywho, the novelty of the thump thump sound wears off a bit, and the buzz starts to annoy a person a bit. but every time i ride my niner, i am happy!

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I've owned '04 and '07 919s with no stink on either, so I'm not sure what years the stink is on.
+1, my 07 doesn't smell, stock pipes... debating on baffelectomy.

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I have owned both. 919 hands down. The SV1000 had a vibration or thump that put my hands to sleep riding across town. It also had a whine that drove me crazy. The suspension is so harsh, my ass would bounce off the seat 5-6 inches over road joints.

Now the Sv650 is a different story. I have owned four of them. They are great. I'm not the only one that thinks so. Suzuki still makes the 650, but has discounted the 1000.

The 1000 naked has a less upright position than either the 919 or SV650. I tried different bars, risers, seats, pegs, but I just could not get comfortable.

I sold it to my brother in law and still get to ride it. It makes me appreciate the 919.

I owned the SV1000 for two years, if there is anything you want to know just ask.
Great post PAULIBIKER, thats the type of opinion ive been looking for, may I ask how tall are you? I also like the sv650 but I think it lacks the balls for the type of rideing I would be doing, plus im 225 doesnt help either,Ive also sat on a new fz6r, its real comfy but again its only a 600.

Ive also owned a fz1 gen1 in the past, nice bike but its real buzzy at times and also I like the idea of having FI on the honda.

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Ive also owned a fz1 gen1 in the past, nice bike but its real buzzy at times and also I like the idea of having FI on the honda.
<<<<<< Look to the left... Have you ridden or taken a look at the 2nd gen FZ1


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<<<<<< Look to the left... Have you ridden or taken a look at the 2nd gen FZ1
I took a 06 for a test ride a few weeks back, I felt the throttle was to sensitive and I heard alot of buzzing and rattling from the faring area, plus the stock seat sucks ass....

Another reason I like the 9er is I want a full naked bike..... or I could get a gen 2 fizzy and do this..


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