2006 Ninja 650R vs Suzuki SV650 — Motorcycle USA

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2006 Ninja 650R vs SV650

Life must be for middleweight Twins. Despite all have to offer, they get tagged with the beginner label. While many of bikes may be bought by first-time and buying one of these rather say, a GSX-R1000 or ZX-10 as first ride displays common sense, the label is somewhat insulting.

Even it does imply that doing something pretty — learning to ride a — a certain stigma After all, how many would walk proudly their local … and ask the cashier where to find the condoms?

You would think the beginner bike moniker have been debunked all the club racers that filled the grids at their track with SV650s. that it was Honda Hawks and The unfortunate truth is that we have this problem size.

We think bigger is always In motorcycles, horsepower is king. mind that you have to how to use it.

The Ninja 650R has a sophisticated that belies its budget price tag.

So, on streets and around the country, a parade of insists on throwing a leg over bike than they’re to handle. And you know what the sad is? They’d probably have fun riding the smaller bikes they disdain so. (An aside: I started racing my EX500, the racer pitting next to me was a ZX-9. After he’d himself a couple of times, I that maybe he’d to try a smaller bike for racing.

His expression told me he’d eat dog food. Before the end of his first he’d launched himself a low orbit again. I don’t if it was the cost of repairing his bike or the but he soon stopped coming to the

In recent years, Suzuki’s has been the leader in a class of one two, if you count the two SV models). EX500 had received the Ninja 500 and little else. Clearly, was ripe for some kind of to the SV hegemony.

With the introduction of the 650R, Kawasaki has entered the Twin arena.

Kawasaki 650R: A Fresh Face

The Ninja makes tackling easy for newbies and entertaining for

Although V-Twins get most of the you can find a lot to love in parallel-Twins. still have that exhaust note (well, as as they’re not overly muffled) and power delivery. From a standpoint, parallel Twins can be more compactly and with complexity.

You only have one head, one set of and one timing chain. Costs of and maintenance go down with this set of differences alone. who has ever performed valve on both V-Twins and parallel-Twins can for the significance of this difference.) there is the long relationship has with the 650’s smaller

Beginning with the EX500’s in 1987, Kawasaki’s 500cc has been a consistent seller only minor updates updated bodywork and 17-inch to entice new customers. What people may not know is that the 500 uses a retuned version of same engine.

Suzuki SV 650 ABS
Suzuki SV 650 ABS

With this family and some similar styling to what little of the 650’s you can see from outside the swoopy some have assumed the engine is merely a larger of the EX’s. Well, that is … wrong. The 649cc is a thoroughly modern unit solely for this bike.

The x 60.0mm cylinders breathe four valves each. The chain sprockets are located on the of the engine to reduce the rocking inherent in parallel-Twins, and the narrow pitch contributes to this as as slimming the width of the engine. The are linerless, plated aluminum to weight.

Other nice to the engine include the cassette-style for ease of maintenance and the routing of lines through the cases for clutter.

We imagine Mr. Buell is privately at the current proliferation of under-engine such as this tidy one on the that unfortunately does a too much muffling for our tastes.

The is tuned, not surprisingly, for low- to power. Fuel metering courtesy of fuel injection and a of 38mm throttle bodies. The has a three-way catalyst for air-friendliness.

the muffler under the engine in mass centralization and lowers the of gravity-a plus for novice

Despite the larger displacement, the is significantly smaller than the A triangular layout of the crankshaft and shafts significantly shorten the A semi-dry sump helps to the height of the engine. This unit allows for a narrower and a simpler frame construction.

A long swingarm, thanks to the engine length, will handling while still a relatively short wheelbase of inches.

Suzuki SV 650 ABS
Suzuki SV 650 ABS
Suzuki SV 650 ABS
Suzuki SV 650 ABS
Suzuki SV 650 ABS
Suzuki SV 650 ABS
Suzuki SV 650 ABS

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