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Lightweight or Motard

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    Lightweight or Motard


    As the says Iím looking to be sold on one to have as a new-to-me race bike for the Ď19 season.

    I did a full season on a junkyard SV down in NJMP and banged it up pretty bad as any rookie season should be. I sold it to fund something a little more stable and less rusty/corroded. Iíve owened a 400sm for the streets and loved it. I found a killer deal on some race ready motards and curious if there is anything Iíll have to worry about if I transition or should I stick to the classic SV route and just buy another?

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    Re: Lightweight or Motard

    Pm me for a sv. Thinking of selling my race bike. Was going to post it today

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    Re: Lightweight or Motard

    SVs tend to be gas and go bikes, change the oil occasionally. They have a good number of classes to be competitive in.

    Motards have a crap ton of classes to be competitive in, but do require active maint to stay reliable including engine tear downs every few seasons at a minimum.

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    Re: Lightweight or Motard

    If I had to do it all over, I think I’d just go with a second gen sv or Kawi 650 and be done with it.
    I love a motard, but they get spendy(er) to go fast on.

    *ive owned and tracked all 3 mentioned in this post.

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    Re: Lightweight or Motard

    I'll agree with what's been said. I hated riding the SV that I tried, but only rode it for a session.

    Newer 450's are the way to go if you buy a motard. They blow up less. The hp keeps going up and up on every model that comes out, though, so you'll be buying a new bike or building up an engine on an older bike to keep up.

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    Sv is probably the cheaper way. Lol

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    Re: Lightweight or Motard

    The motard field is growing fast, and you can use it to race in more different types of racing. I started racing on a SV and now almost exclusively on a motard. They are more reliable than people lead on and they are the most fun to race.

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