A little backround on myself. I've been riding for quite a while, 15 year or so, the past 10 of that on sportbikes. Currently im riding on a 98 Honda VTR1000F SuperHawk and I've got the V-twin bug. I'm planning on doing some track days soon with the possibility of running some Wera racing in the future, just for fun, at 30 and with many broken bones in my past I don't think I will have the ability to run fast enough to win races. But i also don't think I need to be going to the track on the VTR, in all honesty it scares the bajesus out of me :lol: I had been looking at getting an SV650 but I just don't like the digital tach, or the fact that they still use the traditional front forks. I like that the GT650R has the USD forks, and movable rearsets, as well as already having the full bodywork.
I'm just wondering if I will be happy with the bike, is the suspension up to snuff? what about the engines? How much abuse can they hold up to? What are things that I need to go ahead and change right away? I'm looking at a wrecked 08 bike that needs valves (and I'm assuming since it was wrecked the valves came undone at speed so the pistons are more than likely shot as well, and maybe the heads damaged) I know the VTR has CCT issues is the Hyosung the same way? do they make a manual tensioner for the bike?
I say street/track bike because Im thinking of selling the VTR and moving on to a Honda ST1100 and keeping a 600 class bike for the track and occasional days with friends in the canyons and mountains. I would be running at Barber and Road Atlanta
Edited to add: I was originally looking at the 250 since WERA has a 250 class but then thought I might not have any fun with it on the street, am I wrong in this assumption? its about an hour and a half ride to the good roads in the area. Plus the 650's are running used almost the same price as the 250's in my area