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Re: 919 or SV650

Kinda stuck here, the RC is going to track only duty soon and I need a bike to ride to work, I've sat on both, rode neither, I'm sure they both have thier advantages/disadvantages, they are both comfy bikes. I'm not too worried about wind blast on either. They can both be had pretty cheap used. What would you do? I plan on test riding both very soon. The RC is a little too hard on my wrists for daily riding or else I'd keep commuting on it, don't notice it much at the track.
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Re: 919 or SV650

Hard to go wrong with the 919, Honda reliability with a motor that is well proven. But if your used to a twin, the SV might be more familiar. Does my deifinate I don't know help any
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Re: 919 or SV650

919. B/c it is more bike.
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Re: 919 or SV650

Neither one
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Re: 919 or SV650

Personally I'd go with the 919 because I think it's a better bike. The old CBR engine is a nice, with fuel injection added on the 919 I think. The only reason I'd pick the SV over it was if it saved a lot on insurance.
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Re: 919 or SV650

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Re: 919 or SV650

Used 929 for the same price, or cheaper, as a new 919. Oh...Im sorry, that wasnt an option - but it would still be my choice.
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Re: 919 or SV650

I'm leaning towards the 919 at this point, I'm going to try to test ride one today, sitting on one is like sitting on a couch....I've always loved the way they looked too, the only real reason I consider the SV is because it's a twin, and I like twins
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Re: 919 or SV650

919.
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Re: 919 or SV650

The SV will be more fun to ride, but the 919, naturally is more bike - at least in the motor department. The suspension of the SV is superior to the 919's.
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Re: 919 or SV650

As Holeshot mentioned in my thread, perhaps a SV1000?

If it is between a 919 and a SV, I'd get the SV, much cheaper all the way around, and damn easy to work on. A friend in Seattle has one, let me ride it for the day last year, and it has enough power to commute on, comfortable, and the damn thing will handle with a shock and revalved forks. You can find one with all the goodies already on it for $4-5k.
I'm in the same boat, want a commuter, but nothing is grabbing me. If the new 1000RR has the same seating position as the 600RR, I might hold out for mods or for something else to come out.
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Re: 919 or SV650

919! I rode one, sooo fun!
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Re: 919 or SV650

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Re: 919 or SV650

I'd lop Booth's left nut off to have my SV650 back (in addition to my 954).

http://www.geocities.com/opdsgt/sv650.html

The SV will be more fun as a townbike, will be less costly to insure, and possesses that elusive quality we all like in a motorcycle, character. I like the 919, but it's just too uninspiring, UJM-vanilla for me.
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Re: 919 or SV650

I'd go with a used VFR. The V4 engine is bullet proof and is a comfy ride. As a matter of fact, I have a '94 for sale in almost perfect condition cheap!
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