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Choices.. GSX 650F, SV 650S, ER 6F

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by djkav, 30 May 2010.

  1. djkav

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Aug 2006

    Posts: 2,979

    So undecided for my bike.

    Im leaning more towards GSX 650F at the moment. It just feels more solid that the other 2 for some reason. Also a much more comfy seat.

    Will be used for commuting, motorway use and for getting a good start from cars at red lights.

    Any GSX 650F riders around these forums?

    Comments welcome.
     
  2. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 31 Oct 2006

    Posts: 9,659

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Have you had a ride on all 3?

    All 3 will be fine for the use you want.
     
  3. Bigsy

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,308

    Location: Bristol

    Not rode the 650F but have the other two, if your looking for a commuter you can be a bit naughty on I'd highly recommend a test ride on a versys. I had a great time in the hour test ride I had, it will surprise you, one of the best handling bikes I've ever ridden and I was very close to buying one.

    Even some vids on youtube of a guy embarrassing some liter bikes round cadwell on a stock versys.
     
  4. Nutbusta

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Oct 2004

    Posts: 790

    The ER6/Versys are both great all round and fun bikes. Narrow too so great for filtering.

    GSXF is competent and has a little more poke but heavier

    SV is fine but a little old hat these days. Hasn't been updated in ages.

    I'd go for the ER6 or GSXF but I'm not sure which so I'd probably end up buying an SV1000 but that just me
     
  5. paddy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Aug 2003

    Posts: 1,486

    Location: Derbyshire

    I test rode an ER6F and thought it was very nice.

    Couldn't afford one as they were new, so bought a 2nd hand SV650 (see sig), which again is very nice.

    As what has been said above, they're all suitable, just find the one you like
     
  6. Griffo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Oct 2005

    Posts: 2,190

    Location: Berkshire

    I bought my SV new in 08 and liked it, though now I want something 'more'. Of what I dunno. I rode the inline 4 650F thing and as I'd already had my V-twin I didn't much like the way the inline went, but that's because I was in love with the V!

    So yeah, ridden all 3? I've not tried the ER6.
     
  7. d.chatten

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 May 2005

    Posts: 700

    Location: UK

    I would probably go for the GSX650F, at the moment i have the GSX1250FA and i find it a great bike, it's basicaly the same bike with a bit more power, i had a loan bike (SV650) while my 1250 was in for a service last week, as you have said, the SV felt a lot less solid than the GSX650F, all though i have the GSX1250FA i would have to agree with this as i felt the same when riding the SV, it also wasn't as comfortable, i know the 1250 is bigger and has more power than the 650 but that doesn't mean anything when you are talking about comfort, build and stability.

    If you haven't done so already go test ride them all, then you can make an informed decision.
     
  8. djkav

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Aug 2006

    Posts: 2,979

    Thanks for all your opinions so far :)

    I got a test ride booked for wed afternoon on a bandit 650, which is the same bike as the GSX but witout the fairings.

    I test rode an '08 ER6F last week for 2 hours and my cousin owns an SV650S, so i've rode that a few times.

    I have to say that both the SV650 and the ER6F are very similar bikes for weight and handling. Its just the rider position thats different.

    Am I right in thinking that the GSX650F will get away from hot hatches at lights. I know its not as torquey as the other 2.

    Thanks.
     
  9. .one.

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Aug 2006

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    Me on a push bike after a can of redbull will get away quicker from the lights than a hot hatche of course it will :)
     
  10. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 31 Oct 2006

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    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    A 125 launched right will beat hot hatches from the lights :p
     
  11. Rich1988

    Soldato

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    Location: wiltshire

    Er6, is the prettiest, get that!
     
  12. Dureth

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Mar 2005

    Posts: 2,198

    Most 125's can hit 60mph in 6-8 seconds, this is the same as a 160-200bhp hot hatch/MR2/MX5 etc

    Those bikes you listed hit 60 in 4ish seconds, your talking Lambo/Porsche country there! :D
     
  13. rickh

    Hitman

    Joined: 26 Dec 2008

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    I have an er6f and I love it.
    0-60 in under 4 seconds is nothing to laugh at.

    I have been on an sv650 and the sv has a little more top end speed but theres not much in it at all.

    The main thing for me is it's reliability - never let me down in 3 years being left outside!
     
  14. MADMAN69UK

    Hitman

    Joined: 26 Sep 2005

    Posts: 875

    Location: Midlands

    2009 ER-6f here too. Lovin' it thus far [​IMG]
     
  15. paddy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Aug 2003

    Posts: 1,486

    Location: Derbyshire

    First link on Google gives:

    Code:
    Porsche 911 GT2 996		4.0s
    Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS	4.0s
    Ford Shelby Mustang GT500	4.0s
    I think you'll be fine against a lowered 1.2 Corsa
     
  16. Griffo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Oct 2005

    Posts: 2,190

    Location: Berkshire

    What I've yet to discover is when these bikes (SV, Bandit, ER6) will lose out, i.e. when we get to 100mph who'll be in front?

    I had an impromptu 0-50/60ish with an E46 M3 cabriolet when on my SV and t'was easy, but other than that I can't say for sure that any other car tried, you know.
     
  17. Flukester

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 1 Nov 2007

    Posts: 4,402

    Location: Christchurch UK

    Standing 1/4 on a er6f is about 12.5 reading around, M3s and the like are up near 14 secs I think.

    About similar perf on 1/4 mile to a F360 :)

    I guess once you get over 100mph your gonna be in trouble from a average supercar :(, but you'll never have problems at lights really


    Out of those I'd go for the ER6F, with SV in close 2nd, errr or maybe the other way around as I love the SVs engine... the GSX is pretty old tech and has always been abit of a shed, but op is right in it's abit more 'beefy' to ride.


    Even better how about forget those and buy a low milage CBR600, not the RR but a older one, from around 2000 onwards... they were really easy to ride, and much faster than any of those when your feeling the need
     
    Last edited: 3 Jun 2010
  18. MADMAN69UK

    Hitman

    Joined: 26 Sep 2005

    Posts: 875

    Location: Midlands

    Mmm ER-6f [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Griffo

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Berkshire

    Ta for the numbers :).

    Yeah, I do miss my SV engine!
     
  20. Dureth

    Wise Guy

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    Hehe, average supercar :D :cool: