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Re: The New SV
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2016, 03:29:11 PM »

I know this is an old thread, but I have now seen the new Suzuki SV650, and I was maybe a little unfair - it's a smart looking bike in the flesh, Suzuki have gone back from the Gladius look to something more like the original design, and this makes it more like the Hyosung GT650 which was loosely based on that same design and has never really changed.

So, you could say it's a new, better specified Hyosung GT650  - here's a photo to compare!

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Re: The New SV
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2016, 12:44:31 AM »

I'm not sure about the technical difference, but I like how it is simpler to change the oil filter on our bikes.
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Re: The New SV
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2016, 02:28:46 AM »

How is it simpler? The hyo is a lot more complicated
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Re: The New SV
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2016, 03:33:43 AM »

Id have one, if only for the range of aftermarket gear that's sure to become available.
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Re: The New SV
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2016, 03:37:58 PM »

Bennetts Bike Social forum (my insurers) has a test of the new Suzuki SV650, alongside the raved about Yamaha MT07, and this led me to a few other video reviews - all rate the Suzuki as highly as the Yamaha with the Suzuki having a hard seat and dated brakes, and the Yamaha having a hard seat and cheap/softer suspension.  The choice seems to come down to personal preference - the more modern looking, but slightly frantic Yam or the more restrained, but slightly roomier Suzi.

The Suzuki would probably be my preference (I know, at the start of this subject I slagged it off!!), and 2 things occur to me -

1. It's nice to have another affordable v-twin available, and from a mainstream manufacturer..... (I never really like the previous Gladius design)
2. Given the similar family tree, there is no reason why Hyosung couldn't (lightly) facelift the GT650, make a few minor improvements (wiring, rect/reg, brakes) and tighten up on quality control to get in there with the big boys.....

They will have to do something to comply with Euro4 regs before 2017 anyway (assuming they want to stay in UK/Europe), so is it the perfect time for a new GT650?? :D
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Re: The New SV
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2016, 03:54:54 PM »


Yeah. GT400R.
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Re: The New SV
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2016, 10:52:27 PM »

How is it simpler? The hyo is a lot more complicated

Come to think of it, you're right, on this you just unbolt the filter and bolt the new one, right? Yeah now that I think of it it is simpler!

Bennetts Bike Social forum (my insurers) has a test of the new Suzuki SV650, alongside the raved about Yamaha MT07, and this led me to a few other video reviews - all rate the Suzuki as highly as the Yamaha with the Suzuki having a hard seat and dated brakes, and the Yamaha having a hard seat and cheap/softer suspension.  The choice seems to come down to personal preference - the more modern looking, but slightly frantic Yam or the more restrained, but slightly roomier Suzi.

The Suzuki would probably be my preference (I know, at the start of this subject I slagged it off!!), and 2 things occur to me -

1. It's nice to have another affordable v-twin available, and from a mainstream manufacturer..... (I never really like the previous Gladius design)
2. Given the similar family tree, there is no reason why Hyosung couldn't (lightly) facelift the GT650, make a few minor improvements (wiring, rect/reg, brakes) and tighten up on quality control to get in there with the big boys.....

They will have to do something to comply with Euro4 regs before 2017 anyway (assuming they want to stay in UK/Europe), so is it the perfect time for a new GT650?? :D

Ah, Euro 4, maybe that's why they still haven't released the new 2016 GT650R. Well they changed that so the GT should also get the new tail, tank and wheels, who knows about the headlight, but you should throw them away and put a round unit anyway  ;D
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