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Old 20-01-24, 06:14 PM   #1
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If I'm not mistaken the SV650 first appeared in 1999. So it's our 25th celebration. Hard to believe it's quarter of a century.

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If I'm not mistaken the SV650 first appeared in 1999. So it's our 25th celebration. Hard to believe it's quarter of a century.

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The mark of a brilliant design and future (current?) classic motorcycle. Mine is 24 years old, and still every bit as good to ride today as it was when I bought it second hand, back in 2010.
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I have a copy of Classic Motorcycle Mechanics from 2000 in which they ride a naked curvy in the 'future classics' section.

A prescient article, it likens the SV to a late 60s 650 Bonneville, in that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts and that it has that intangible but unmistakable characteristic: soul.
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I have a copy of Classic Motorcycle Mechanics from 2000 in which they ride a naked curvy in the 'future classics' section.

A prescient article, it likens the SV to a late 60s 650 Bonneville, in that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts and that it has that intangible but unmistakable characteristic: soul.
I had a 1976 T140V 750cc Bonnie, and I've always said that the SV is what the Bonnie could have been had it been oil tight and reliable.
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Old 21-01-24, 10:57 AM   #5
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I've only had my 99 since 2017 but happy Birthday to me 99

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Happy quarter century SV. Most find it hard to believe its still in production all these years later, but then those of us who've had one know why all too well.
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Mine is a 99er. I could photo it but its in need of a bit of attention so R1Fs will have to do. Looks the same apart from the exhaust and no wind shield.
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I've only had my 99 since 2017 but happy Birthday to me 99



Still a great looking bike, it's aged very well (and this is a great example)

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Old 23-01-24, 08:58 AM   #9
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I bought my first new one, an "S" in 2000 in US. Second one, used, another "S" in 2013 (it was a 2002 model) in UK and my current one, new in 2016. I guess I like them.

If they brought out the blue frame/gloss white tank paint scheme again I might not be able to stop myself buying another.
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Much as I love my Gen 3 - and I really do love it - I'd never have replaced my K6 pointy if a patch of diesel on the A41 hadn't written it off. Even if the riding position was a bit hard on the wrists until you got used to it.

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