|Today was MotoGP, so a bit sportier||Budapest: 2019-05-19 19:05|
|Buenos Aires: 2019-05-19 14:05|
Praha: 2019-05-19 19:05
Yesterday had the chance to take a Suzuki SV650 S from 2005 for a daytrip. Such a day, during the 10 hours ride I got off only occasionally (refuelling and a lunch), while doing a light Budapest - Road 7 - Szántód - Tihany - Balatonfüred - Veszprém - Mór - Oroszlány - Tatabánya - M1 - Budapest itinerary.To avoid misunderstandings, from Szántód to Tihany over the Lake Balaton I used THE FERRY.
The loveable tractor
Although the bike runs in the later half of its life and tends to turn into a furnace but likewise to Honda, Suzuki is also known for their precision, so I hopped onto the bike with preemptive trust. The V2 rattles and vrooms, the resonance hits harder than in an inline-four, on the other hand has more torque and my doubts stop here - shall a positive list come forth.
Mentioning the Hornet the comparison will be only superficial, as we're talking about two different categories - former is a street/naked bike, latter a sport/touring bike.
- riding at 120 km/h is an absolute STOP on the Hornet: no cells in your body want to go above, because of the strong incoming winds, with the SV650 exactly up to the legally permitted 130 km/h is only a pleasure ride in the amusement park
- very responsive, ready-for-action. Well, since-now with an upside down pyramid motorcycle past, it's notvery, but for example while taking over one has to downshift only one and you'll see the slower vehicle already in the mirror. On the Hornet you need to downshift at least one if not two, and above 5,000 RPM to have the torque push you.
- speaking of revolutions: power downshifting, throttle blipping (you rev up the engine for a fraction, so its speed will match the one lower gear and the shift will be smooth) could be practiced pretty wellThe world would be a much better place if the basics of how an engine works would be taught to the car driver aspirants.Just joking! Most of them cannot even comprehend the brutally complex use of the turn signal.If they understood why a motorcyclist revs the engine while arriving to a red light - which makes them chocolate or aggressive - that's not because the rider wants to kill everyone in the metal container.
- SV650 wins against the insects: I didn't have to clean the boots at all, the jacket only at the shoulders, nothing else. Alright, had to clean the helmet heavily, but if I had ridden all the way in sport mode with my chest on the petrol tank, without straightening up, the helmet would also remain bug-free.
- the design depends on own taste: the oversized sad anime eyes get watery in the chubby froghead fairing, but the runway brake lights is very cool
I would question this, have doubts. My fingers and both wrists got sore by the end of the day, which could be answered by the sport handlebar (I've never experienced such on the Hornet, where I've also had this many hours).
Also the typical feature of the sport bikes, the ready-for-action seating position - my waist was well exercised, hardened by the end of the day - yet it's not that tragic, around 190 the pedalling is still pleasant.I meant my height, in centimeter.I would remain with Hornet in respect of touring: all the knee angle, seating position and the handlebar grip is more comfortable and relaxed.
On the road
True, with sporty bikes the chest videography exactly isn't working anymore.
I've started to salivate in respect of sportbikes.