Hi guys I would like your advice, As some of you know I am in the middle of taking my lessons to get through my test and I am learning on a suzuki sv 650 which I love. But can you recomend a good V Twin starter bike mostly for town tootling as I already have a Kawasaki Vn800 for those longer journeys, Cheers in advance guys
why did I know that was coming...LOL
Do you like the SV? The Kawasaki ER6 has a good reputation, both are raced so they must have something about them. Or an old 600 monster.
My first bike after the test was an un-faired SV650, loved it. After many race bikes I'm going to a Ducati 696 which I think is basically a slightly more tarty SV.
Test ride them all. See which one gives you that thrill you deserve for your first post test bike.
If you're riding an SV I presume that means you're doing DAS? As such why not hang on to the SV which is a great everyday bike, albeit with economy suspension. As Danny says the ER-6 gets good reviews also. It's a parallel twin but with a 90 degree crank so it fires and sounds like a v-twin without the cost and weight of 2 separate cylinders.
Unless you want a REAL economy bike (in which case I'd say a 500) those 2 should be at the top of your list.
Thanks guy Yes I love the SV650 and for some reason I didnt like the er5 the gear lever just didnt feel right and looking at the er6 it looks the same so will be giving that a miss (even tho I love Kawis)
Panigale R. Anything less marks you out as some kind of whoopsy.