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Thread: Ergonomics - SV650S vs Falco

  1. #1
    Gene K
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    Ergonomics - SV650S vs Falco


    The Falco has me intrigued. If you can go by Motorcyclist Magazine's measurements a Falco has a more relaxed riding position in every dimension than a '03 SV650S.

    Peg to Seat: 17.5" vs 17.3"
    Seat to Bars: 29.6" vs 29.9"
    Effective Bar Rise: 3.2" vs 2.0"

    Does this seem correct to you?

    Since I have some ligament damage I am limited as to exactly what I can ride. There are no local Aprilia dealers so I would hate to travel to another state to look at a bike I may not be able to ride.

    If this seems correct I may start looking for a nice left-over '01-'02 or a low mile used Falco.

    Somehow this bike just calls to me in a way that others don't.

    Thanks,
    Gene K

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    scotteq
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    Yup


    That would be correct as far as room to sit. The difference is the Falco's suspension and general manner is stiffer than an SV's...

    Scott

  3. #3
    falcofra
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    Re: Falco Vs SV 650


    I ride a Falco and my girlfriend rides an SV650 and there is a world of difference between the two.
    The Falco is physically much taller and a longer reach and is about double the power output!! It is very comfortable for a sporty bike. The suspension and handling on the Falco is far superior, especially the front end, which is fully adjustable.
    If I jump on the SV it feels really small as it has a low seat height but it is a great little bike for a girl or a smallish bloke.
    A good rider on the SV would keep up with most things on most roads!
    Fraser

  4. #4
    Prov431
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    Falco available


    Hey, sorry to steal your thread on comfort, but I noticed you may be in the market for a used Falco. I have an 01 with under 4k miles on it in mint condition. RSV carbon cans & chip plus stock stuff. No other mods. New Bridgestone tires, motul oil every time.
    Email me if you are by chance interested.
    I'm located in Reidsville, N. Carolina.
    -Dan
    01 Falco
    00 Ducati 748

  5. #5
    BikerGeek
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    Re: Falco available


    The new SV is really low and streched out. I sat on one the other day. It doesn't seem very comfortable. If you buy a used Falco(do it!), budget for the purchase of the 2 Brothers adjustable bars. You can set the bars at just the correct height and angle.

    Ride safe.



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