2005 Suzuki SV650
I crashed on a curb and the radiator was $400, but otherwise the bike is built to last.
Get the naked version so there is less to break if a curb jumps out at you.
At first I was unsure about the bike, since being my first bike and have never ridden before, but after a few rides around the block and in parking lots, I got the feel for the throttle. A little touchy at first, but nothing so crazy it will take off on you.
The front forks are a little soft, but can be adjusted for stiffness.
Overall a great first bike and very easy to ride. I will be keeping the bike for a long time, and the power is always there if I need it.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th August, 2008