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Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Electroshadow, May 21, 2010.

  1. famas

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 12, 2004

    Posts: 3,119

    Location: the south

    Cheers for the info Crowze.

    Have to say I really like the look of the Multistrada and I think the Enduro looks even better.

    Not a fan of the BMW and non of the Jap offerings come close on looks but plus side to something like the V strom 1000 is it's bulletproof.

    £1200 is crazy money for the Desmo service but it seems to be the norm from what I've been reading and is really the only thing putting me off but I'm guessing a full service on a new KTM or BMW will be a similar price.

    I'm pretty handy with spanners and always serviced my own bikes so I may be able to do interim services myself, possibly even belt changes as well but that DVT engine looks complex!
     
  2. Luke

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 19, 2005

    Posts: 6,938

    Location: S. Yorkshire

    Think I'm a bit out of date now.
    I chopped in the GSA for something a bit more fun and don't regret it for a second!

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  3. Luke

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 19, 2005

    Posts: 6,938

    Location: S. Yorkshire

    Not even close, not paid more than £300 for a service at a BMW main dealer.
     
  4. famas

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 12, 2004

    Posts: 3,119

    Location: the south

    What kind of service is that though?

    The Desmo service is quite comprehensive and only needed every 15k on the DVT model.

    £300 seems cheap for a full BMW service?
     
  5. Luke

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 19, 2005

    Posts: 6,938

    Location: S. Yorkshire

    I paid £120 for annual service and £300 for 12k service. Servicing is surprisingly cheap compared to other brands I've had.
     
  6. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 20,119

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    That is the absolute business. Love it.
     
  7. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Absolutely love it. I keep flirting with variants of these and never quite have the courage to pull the trigger. Glad to see someone has :)
     
  8. Luke

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 19, 2005

    Posts: 6,938

    Location: S. Yorkshire

    I love it, it is the first bike I've had in a long time that puts a grin on my face whenever I ride it. Like a proper kid grin. It is nowhere near as practical as the GS but I can tour on it when I need to albeit not as comfortably. No regrets at all!
     
  9. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,933

    What're those tyres like on the road?
     
  10. Luke

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 19, 2005

    Posts: 6,938

    Location: S. Yorkshire

    In the dry they are great and I get rear slippage only under heavy braking. In the wet on the road they are dangerous. They are coming off next week when I'm off and I'm switching to the Mitas E07's I had on the GS.
     
  11. Mickcas

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 21, 2017

    Posts: 400

    Location: County Durham

    Traded my 2018 Honda cb125r in yesterday towards this little thing

    2016 Suzuki sv650,l with 5500 miles on it. standard aside from the rad guard.

    So much nicer to ride than the 125, it's nice to sit at 50-60mph without having 10k rpm screaming at me :D

    Tail tidy will be on at some point, then probably a slip on exhaust as the standard is abit large and ugly.

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  12. famas

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 12, 2004

    Posts: 3,119

    Location: the south

    Excellent bikes are the SV's you can't go wrong with them, enjoy!

    Wish they still made the sv1000 too.
     
  13. Mickcas

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 21, 2017

    Posts: 400

    Location: County Durham

    Can't imagine a 1000cc version, this has plenty power for me
     
  14. Griffo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 9, 2005

    Posts: 2,085

    Location: Berkshire

    I got this sausage a few weeks ago.

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    Intent is to mostly use it for track stuff. It is mad.
     
  15. Minibiker

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 5,566

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    Stunning bike mate, I'll ride it the rest of the year when your not on track if you don't mind :D
     
  16. Minibiker

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 5,566

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    @Mickcas I had the 2006 SV650s... Really nice bike with plenty of power, I'd happily have one again
     
  17. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,864

    Location: West mids

    Give it time ;)
    I rode my old sv650 for 4 years and I loved it, but the power of an 1100 is definitely nice to have at times.
     
  18. dalepearson

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 20, 2005

    Posts: 617

    Only just getting into biking. Picked up this Mutt Motorcycle Fat Sabbath 125 a month ago, and loving it so far.
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  19. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 25, 2011

    Posts: 1,325

    Real nice, had one of those earlier same color, they're very nice. Also had an K6 SV650, they're not as nice but still very nice ;-)
     
  20. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,497

    Location: Bristol

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    Picked it up today. Haven't ridden since I did my test nearly two years ago. Was a little nervous but got along fine riding through Bristol in the rain and quite enjoyed it.

    It's a 2010 GSX650F which is essentially a Bandit with faring (some other differences too)...feels like it'll do the job of commuting and longer trips quite nicely, especially for a first bike.