Suzuki Bandit 600 or the last version the Bandit 650. Naked, unfaired and reliable. Oh and you can find them cheap used (the 650 is a bit more money).Ronnny wrote:I don't guess there is anything wrong with any of these but like some said a riding postion that does not work for some. I was looking at used bikes. And was really more interested in unfaired. I live in Georgia so a lot of nice weather most of the year and not much need for a fairing. Mostly just to and from work. This year has been bad with a lot of either cold or wet days though. Guess it might just be more about what you find for the right price.
I tested both when I was looking for a naked standard. I thought the SV (twin) was more aggressive and torquey than the Bandit (four). In fact, I thought the Bandit was tame in comparison to the other inline 4's I tried (Z750S & FZ6). The FZ6 was so gutsy that I thought I would probably kill myself if I bought it. That being said the Z750S is not much more forgiving but I felt it was just a bit safer for me.Ronnny wrote:What is the difference in the way a 600 bandit or an sv650 ride?
Thanks for the vote of confidence, but to fair, my opinions are just an opinion, but you can't go wrong with considering them.Wrider wrote:I'm going with Mike on his recommendations. Those are all good bikes in the 600 cc class. The only one I didn't see mentioned is the ER-6N. It's a naked version of the Ninja 650.