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A friend of mine works at a chicago cycle center and said that he is 100% about being able to get me a new bike at cost. I was wondering what a SV650S and a 600R would run at cost. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :nanana
 

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There's no way Chicago Cycles would sell anything at cost without adding their fees and all that other bullshit that adds about $800 to the price of the bike. I was gonna buy my SV from them, but after all their fees, the bike was expensive as hell.

If he can do it for cost, I would figure you could get a great deal. I paid $5400 OTD from Champion down the road. Chicago Cycles has great selections, but their fees are ridiculous.
 

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SV!!

I own a yzf 600r...I would rather have the svs, I think it's a much more sportier, updated bike anyhow..

But then again, my 600r hauls balls when it comes to an sv. I am a whore for the twins.
 

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I would go with the YZF, much more performance oriented.
The SV is a standard(a very nice one), but the YZF was yamahas top 600 for 5 years.
 

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jester, was the OTD for the SVS or a 600R? I am taking what he says with a grain of salt as what usually sounds too good to be true is. Did you have a good experience with Champion? Like did they pressure you into something, things like that..?
 

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I would definitely get the SV. It's a better beginner bike and will have higher resale. I think it's a better bike all together, but have never ridden a 600R. I'm just basing my opinion on other 600 I4's.
 

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Most dealerships won't sell bikes to their employees at cost.

A good OTD price on a YZF would be $7000 or anything under. That's everything. Tax, tags, title, prep, and processing.

MSRP is 6999.00 I think that is one of the best deals in motorcycling.
 

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I would definitely get the SV. It's a better beginner bike and will have higher resale. I think it's a better bike all together, but have never ridden a 600R. I'm just basing my opinion on other 600 I4's.
I never noticed that.
a naked SV would be a better choice for a first bike.
 

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SV +1

I went naked on my first bike, I've had no regrets. Its been a great learning bike. I would recommend that for the first bike. You'll have lots of time later to get something a bit fancier and faster. ;)
 

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You have good info about SV650 or YZF600r as not being at COST prices.

Still as this will be your FIRST m/c & where I usually suggest the Suzy or Kwacker 500 twins like the Ninja 500 or GS500.

Still if you insist on a sportbike then go for the Suzy SV-650 for this V-twin has lovely pull at lower revs which is a MUST for one learning (you will be learning for the first few yrs) while the 600r has been on the market since '97 (in '95 & '96 it was the FZR600 four) & are still coming out in '04 along with the screamer called R6.

The 600r does not have the top speed of modern 600s, but from day one it had the best mid-range till the SV-650 came on the market AND anyone will find the 600r will scoot up to 220KPH with no sweat ---- really to hot a bike for someone new to riding.
 

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Still if you insist on a sportbike then go for the Suzy SV-650 for this V-twin has lovely pull at lower revs which is a MUST for one learning (you will be learning for the first few yrs) while the 600r has been on the market since '97 (in '95 & '96 it was the FZR600 four) & are still coming out in '04 along with the screamer called R6.

The Yzf came out in 94 and was revamped to the current bike in 97....the FZR ran from 89-98 *I think...

Either bike SV or YZf would be a great bike just comes down to personal preference
 

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higher resale on an SV? A dealer here cleared out it's 03's a few months ago for $3999.
 

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First of all thanks to everyone for the replies. I've always been leaning towards the SVS as I love the looks and it is only half faired so plastic replacement would be less. I will be taking my MSF within the next 2 months, so I'm preping myself money wise for what I may expect. Will 03's be price reduced when they finally release the 04 SVS models to the showroom, and does anyone yet know when this is going to happen? Thanks again for all the replies. Would it be easier to get a good deal on a used one, because from what it sounds like, my buddy may be blowing smoke up my ass. I love this FORUM!!!!:D :D :D
 

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higher resale on an SV? A dealer here cleared out it's 03's a few months ago for $3999.
Umm. I think I worded that wrong. IMHO, I think that there is more demand for SV's. Between beginners, racers, and experienced riders who want something fun for the street or track. The SV gets a lot of attention in the media. While it may not have higher resale, I think it would be a lot easier to sell, and a lot easier to find someone who'll pay a reasonable price.

Look at the resale of Mille's. There is not a ton of demand for them, and the people that do want them tend to be better-off finacially and look for new bikes. People are practically giving away their used bikes because they can't find buyers.

Just my $.02.
 

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I looked for SV650s around here last spring. Not a one to be found. The local dealer here had 6 SV1000s and no SV650s. IMO, the 650 is a better bike that the 1000.
 
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