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April 30, 2005, 02:46 PM

...Hello 2005 R6.

First impressions:

What the flying fuck is this thing. Normal men have no business on such machines. I got used to my SV's powerband, and had no qualms about taking it to redline in gears 1-3 on 27, 50, and the like. But this...I backed out of the throttle when it first started getting hairy, figuring I must be close to redline. Looked down and bike was at 7K or so...

It is massively uncomfortable compared with my SV, but I am sure it will pass as my lower back gets used to the riding position. I never understood why taller guys bitched about being cramped on sportbikes, but now I get it.

SV was much easier to turn, toss, and pitch through corners due to the single solid bar. I really have to get used to this clip-on stuff.

Looks: apples and oranges. R6 looks mean as hell, but the SV had a really brutal look to its nakedness. I do miss the SV and will own another one someday, for sure.
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April 30, 2005, 03:40 PM

So why did you sell it and get an R6?


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April 30, 2005, 05:04 PM

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...Hello 2005 R6.

First impressions:

What the flying fuck is this thing. Normal men have no business on such machines. I got used to my SV's powerband, and had no qualms about taking it to redline in gears 1-3 on 27, 50, and the like. But this...I backed out of the throttle when it first started getting hairy, figuring I must be close to redline. Looked down and bike was at 7K or so...

It is massively uncomfortable compared with my SV, but I am sure it will pass as my lower back gets used to the riding position. I never understood why taller guys bitched about being cramped on sportbikes, but now I get it.

SV was much easier to turn, toss, and pitch through corners due to the single solid bar. I really have to get used to this clip-on stuff.

Looks: apples and oranges. R6 looks mean as hell, but the SV had a really brutal look to its nakedness. I do miss the SV and will own another one someday, for sure.
Ross,

I am sure you will get the hang of it in no time.... However, going from naked bike with a toob bar to a sportsbike takes some changes in style. I had to do it in reverse - I went to an SV and FZ1 - and recently sold the Sv for a DRZ400sm....

Basically, it's a matter of leverage and balance... The solid toob bar sits up higher - so it's super easy to get leverage simply by pusing on the bar and you need less body position to steer the bike... You will also probably find that the SV was more friendly at slower speed as well...

The SV is also a twin which means it's got a linear powerband - ie the power increases very smoothly all the way up to the red line... This is not how a I4 (inline 4) behaves - it will accelerate at a reasonable rate till you get to about 2/3 to the red line - then it will take off like a rocket ship - with experience you will learn to keep the I4 in the top of the powerband to make it scream... As for handling - you are going to have to get used to pushing forward and down on the inside clip on .. as well as stepping down on the inside footpeg to get the r6 to steer quickly.

Once you get used to a little more body movement you will find that the r6 is a extraordinarily quick turning bike - it's just that your body and controls are placed differently with the r6 - you sit more inside the bike - whereas on the sv you sit ON the bike. Once you get used to it - you will notice that you are alot more stable at higher speeds and can transition quicker...

Good luck

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April 30, 2005, 05:22 PM

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So why did you sell it and get an R6?
Was getting bored with the SV's lack of power, and wanted something with fairings. Also wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

Jason, thanks for the detailed info. The SV was pretty self-explanatory as far as how the rider should control the bike, but this is going to be much more of a challenge. BTW, what's a DZR400sm? Some kind of small-block racebike?
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April 30, 2005, 05:46 PM

Hey no prob...
The Drz400sm is a Suzuki Dual Sports bike with different wheels, tires, suspension - the SM stands for SuperMotard...
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April 30, 2005, 06:32 PM

and what a sweet bike it is . every time i see it i start thinking of ways to get one haha.


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and what a sweet bike it is . every time i see it i start thinking of ways to get one haha.
Yeah, that thing looks awesome. Is it some kind of all-purpose bike, ready to hit the dirt with a change of tires?
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glad ya got the r6, you will enoy it much more than the sv


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Quote:
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...Hello 2005 R6.

First impressions:

What the flying fuck is this thing. Normal men have no business on such machines. I got used to my SV's powerband, and had no qualms about taking it to redline in gears 1-3 on 27, 50, and the like. But this...I backed out of the throttle when it first started getting hairy, figuring I must be close to redline. Looked down and bike was at 7K or so...

It is massively uncomfortable compared with my SV, but I am sure it will pass as my lower back gets used to the riding position. I never understood why taller guys bitched about being cramped on sportbikes, but now I get it.

SV was much easier to turn, toss, and pitch through corners due to the single solid bar. I really have to get used to this clip-on stuff.

Looks: apples and oranges. R6 looks mean as hell, but the SV had a really brutal look to its nakedness. I do miss the SV and will own another one someday, for sure.
Congrats on the new bike! Never ridden an SV so not sure what to tell you!

Good choice in bike though!


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