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Roy Stephens

Virginia, USA

Reviewed on March 19, 2024

Motorcycle reviewed 2020 Suzuki 650 Savage view listing

4.3
This was my first motorcycle and I absolutely loved it. I felt it had just the right amount of power for me. Really fun to ride. It was a little unstable at highway speeds. It's a lighter bike and it's naked so that's expected. Top speed was about 130mph. This motorcycle seems super reliable. Seems lik... read more
This was my first motorcycle and I absolutely loved it. I felt it had just the right amount of power for me. Really fun to ride. It was a little unstable at highway speeds. It's a lighter bike and it's naked so that's expected. Top speed was about 130mph. This motorcycle seems super reliable. Seems like you would have to really neglect it before it started giving any problems. If I could upgrade without selling the SV I would keep it forever LOL
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John Lang

Washington

Reviewed on June 27, 2021

Motorcycle reviewed 1997 Suzuki 650 Savage view listing

4.0
I bought the 650 Savage new because I liked singles . (The bike before this one was a Suzuki GN400 (400cc single) that I put 40,000 miles on.) Put a loud muffler on the 650 Savage and it became a first class “THUMPER”. I liked it a lot , not very fast but lots of low end torque , and felt like yo... read more
I bought the 650 Savage new because I liked singles . (The bike before this one was a Suzuki GN400 (400cc single) that I put 40,000 miles on.) Put a loud muffler on the 650 Savage and it became a first class “THUMPER”. I liked it a lot , not very fast but lots of low end torque , and felt like you were really riding something . You were emmersed in the machine , singles are not smooth , you feel the engine throb at the same beat , as you hear the single pipe , deep and throaty, respond as you “ sing” the throttle . I had mine setup where it backfired when I de-accelerated quickly , I used to love tunnels and narrow streets between buildings. It was impressive! As much as I liked it when I went into prisons on it with other Christian riders , the inmates were not impressed and would make comments like “ we want to see real motorcycles, we want to see Harleys” . I never really cared about Harleys but after thinking about it , I thought well , if I can help turn the life around of at least one inmate , because he came over to talk to me because I rode into the prison yard on a Harley , in the grand scheme of things it was worth it. So , after only one year and 24,000 miles my “Thumper” sat in the garage, while I became a Harley guy. Multiple prisons later , about 50,000 miles on a 1200cc Sportster and then another 80,000 miles on an ‘03 Superglide . I made the right decision for the right reason . In my experience much of the “ motorcycle experience” was the same , whether on a large Harley or a big bore single. However , If it is a requirement to impress people then , you might need a Harley or some other large motorcycle , on the other hand if you just want to experience the joy of riding , and don’t really care what other people think , there are lots of options! It has been a lot of years and I am 72 years old now and although I still ride the ‘03 SUPERGLIDE some , I am really beginning to miss the Suzuki 650 Savage “THUMPER” . I still have it , and even though it hasn’t started in a long time I think that with a little work , it has an exciting future ahead of it . I am anxious to get started on it . God has been very good and protected me all of these miles , I ask for His continued protection , not only for me but for everyone on two wheels !
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