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June 17, 2004 at 11:51 pm #8865
Thinking of buying one of these two for a replacement (or supplement to) my Thundercat.
Opinions anybody?June 19, 2004 at 9:58 am #19529GixParticipant
My dad had the VTR Firestorm and then the SP1. He rated the Firestorm because its better at low speeds than the VTR1000SP1 which he said was heavy, cumbersome and jerky at lower speeds. Don’t know anyone with SV1000 but some friends rated its baby brother very highly. Have you test ridden either of them?
The roads are my race track!!June 21, 2004 at 9:49 pm #19530wheelieParticipant
SV is a cool tool, I rode one and they are very different. Firestorm is pretty powerful and smooth.
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June 23, 2004 at 10:08 pm #19531
Thanks for opinions. I rode a VTR in 97 when they first came out and I really rated it apart from slightly soggy forks and brakes. Lovely engine, popped a monster wheelie on the throttle. First since my days on the RDs!
Anybody know where I can get a go on an SV demo?June 25, 2005 at 3:55 am #19532GordyParticipant
Matey it’s no big deal. Both are mid-range so-so motorcycles from profit-focused manufacturers. Both are reasonably well developed. Both have UK-wide service back-up. Either will be fun. Both will be faster and more caperble than you. So choose the one that appeals to your heart-strings. It really is as simple as that.September 13, 2005 at 11:45 pm #19533
Some fantastic deals on the SV1000S right now. But those clocks…
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September 26, 2005 at 9:53 pm #19534
In the end, after a long hard look at the SV I decided to pass. The deal by the way was £1 down and £150 per month for 36 months from the Motorcycle Mart of Kidderminster.
Is it all real??
January 5, 2006 at 11:34 pm #19535
I bought the XJR, couldn’t bring myself to buy the Suzuki!
You can live more in five minutes on a motorbike going high speed than you can going slow in your whole lifetime
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