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Out with the SV and in with the...

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by toyotacelicagt4, May 8, 2018.

  1. toyotacelicagt4


    Joined: Jun 1, 2004

    Posts: 745

    Location: Derby

    Evening guys,
    After much debating whether to keep the SV650s or sell it I finally put it up for sale on Friday and on Saturday the new owner rode it away.

    So the replacement got picked up today. It was raining heavy so couldn’t give it a proper test but the ride back was enjoyable. It is so much smoother than the Sv.

    I now present you with the Kawasaki z750r



  2. Captain


    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 18,238


    Nice. :) what are the power figures?


    Joined: Apr 18, 2004

    Posts: 987

    Location: North West

    Looks great, nice and clean. Aggressive and menacing looking too. :cool:
    Would love something similar as a second bike To go to to work, camping trips etc.
  4. toyotacelicagt4


    Joined: Jun 1, 2004

    Posts: 745

    Location: Derby

    It’s only 106bhp but it’s a big step up for me as I think the sv was only 69bhp. The thing that really annoyed me about the Sv was the engine braking. I know that most v-twins have huge engine braking but it really wasn’t my thing. The Kawasaki feels so much smoother on the power delivery

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 2,004

    Thats a really nice looking bike actually. Its got plenty of detail without being too "noisy" if you know what I mean, talking purely looks here - not the actual sound it makes!

    Lots of new bikes to me are horrible, they look like Optimus Prime. (see below)

    Also 106HP is fine, I still have my 03 SV650 after 6 years and does me.


  6. Yaayuh!


    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,875

    Always liked the Z750, looks great, power is fine but never liked the fact it's a bit heavy compared to it's rivals. It's about 225KG wet and 5-10KG heavier than the Z1000, I wish they made it lighter.

    As for the MT-10, it saddens me that such a brilliant bike looks so bloody hideous! At least you can't see it when you're riding it? ;)

    Also, shots fired @Kreeeee :p
  7. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 42,095

    Location: /* */

    I've never claimed that it's a pretty bike, but it's nice to be different instead of just another generic safe Japanese design.
  8. MowyTone


    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    There are aftermarket head lights for the mt10
  9. TripleT


    Joined: Oct 24, 2002

    Posts: 9,398

    Location: Manchester City Centre

    Enjoy it, I've had mine (albeit older 2005 non R) for 3 years now and put 20k miles on it (bought at 9k and 10years old). The engine is bullet-proof, smooth and torquey as you've found. Suspension and brakes are the weak point on mine but the newer R version should have addressed that.