Originally Posted by sachu
i am yet to try the daytona and the street triple...going to ride the R6, CBR and the ZX6R as well and see what feels right to me.
The street triple makes more sense for every day riding though the super sports look way cooler.
What would you guys recommend i look at ? I have ridden the SV650 and its really nice, especially the one i rode (heavily modified and tuned just right) and is worth considering too. The ducati monster is another, though its air cooled and so will have starting problems in the cold weather and have a dry clutch which i am not too fond of.
The SV650 can be a great bike if modded properly, stock it leaves much to be desired. It has a motor that pulls hard from low RPMs to the rev limit. Adding a full pipe system adds a bit more grunt and can make nice sounds. The stock suspension is not worthy of being on this bike. The shock can (and should) be replaced, the forks can be modded.
I highly recommend getting a Sargent saddle if you find the stock seat lacking in comfort as I did.
Why would an air cooled bike have any more trouble starting than a liquid cooled bike?
Clutches wet or dry wear out and have to be replaced. I would worry more about the clutch in the SV650, my clutch plates wore out much too quickly for my tastes, around 10,000mi. with only minor abuse.
Dry plates do make a funny clatter that take some getting use to.