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Reviewed on August 25, 2005

RV reviewed 2004 Suzuki Savage 650 (LS650P) view listing

5.0
I own a Suzuki Savage, although not a beginner, I grew up on dirt bikes, I am a 23 year old college student and the Savage is perfect for my budget. The review that says it will not see 80 unless going down hill is untrue. My bf rides a Yahmaha R1 Sport bike, I was always behind the group of... read more
I own a Suzuki Savage, although not a beginner, I grew up on dirt bikes, I am a 23 year old college student and the Savage is perfect for my budget. The review that says it will not see 80 unless going down hill is untrue. My bf rides a Yahmaha R1 Sport bike, I was always behind the group of course, but in my effort to catch up with there fast bikes I ride everywhere at 95ish (we ride on the interstate a lot) My bike has no problem between 80 and 95, so the only thing I can think is the reviewer weighs 300 pounds and the bike would go slower as its not rated for bigger riders. I am not a Savage lover, I want a duece more than anything but you can't be telling untruths!!
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Reviewed on May 11, 2005

RV reviewed 2004 Suzuki Savage 650 (LS650P) view listing

5.0
I have a 2005 S40 and it has way more power than a 250 which I have owned. This bike has helped me outrun almost every bike out there with the exception of crotch rockets. I can maintain 85-90mph easily in a headwind. This bike is awesome. It is not for beginners and not for somebody who wants... read more
I have a 2005 S40 and it has way more power than a 250 which I have owned. This bike has helped me outrun almost every bike out there with the exception of crotch rockets. I can maintain 85-90mph easily in a headwind. This bike is awesome. It is not for beginners and not for somebody who wants to take cross country trips, but it is great for around town riding. Anything that is as reliable and cheap as this bike that gets almost 60mpg and can outrun all cars is definitely a great bike.
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Reviewed on May 11, 2005

RV reviewed 2004 Suzuki Savage 650 (LS650P) view listing

5.0
I've graduated from my Honda Rebel to a Savage. I got it used with 888 miles on it. I just started biking in August 2003. Its balance point is so great. I don't think I could drop it if I tried. The backfire is cool & I've taken it on the road to my office which is 25 miles away. In the city,... read more
I've graduated from my Honda Rebel to a Savage. I got it used with 888 miles on it. I just started biking in August 2003. Its balance point is so great. I don't think I could drop it if I tried. The backfire is cool & I've taken it on the road to my office which is 25 miles away. In the city, it's easy to manage. On country roads it's fun & when I get to the getting on & off the ferry to get to the mainland it's great too. I put a wind screen on it & that made it an easier ride. I'm very pleased with my new bike. I gave my Honda to my husband (heehee)!
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Reviewed on April 19, 2005

RV reviewed 1999 Suzuki Savage 650 view listing

5.0
The last motorcycle I had was a Triumph 650, which I purchased new in 1971 in London. It was a great motorcycle if you didn't mind tightening everything on a constant basis. Its undependability led me to abandon cycling for almost a quarter of a century until I awakened one bright sunny Florida... read more
The last motorcycle I had was a Triumph 650, which I purchased new in 1971 in London. It was a great motorcycle if you didn't mind tightening everything on a constant basis. Its undependability led me to abandon cycling for almost a quarter of a century until I awakened one bright sunny Florida morning and wondered why I didn't own a bike anymore. A little research led me to Suzuki's LS 650 Savage. I purchased my '99 model used and have ridden it now for almost 3 years. Since that day, I've replaced the battery, the oil every three months, and the spark plug every year. It's been an absolute delight to ride. It's also been a delight to read the reviews of the Boulevard 650, the Savage's successor. I'm glad the new model is at least the equal of the previous model. I couldn't recommend this line of bikes more highly. As for me, I'm entertaining fantasies of the S50 Boulevard. Ain't nothing like a good thing.
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Reviewed on January 16, 2005

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Ok after working at the local Suzuki dealers for awhile I convinced my mother to buy one for her first bike. She loved it as it's sleek and has plenty of chrome. She wasn't impressed with the backfiring but tried to ignore it. However, I had to ride it back from the shop to her house which was... read more
Ok after working at the local Suzuki dealers for awhile I convinced my mother to buy one for her first bike. She loved it as it's sleek and has plenty of chrome. She wasn't impressed with the backfiring but tried to ignore it. However, I had to ride it back from the shop to her house which was about 25 miles. I know I'm a pretty big guy but that bike vibrates and the seat is awful. While slowing down for an intersection an almighty bang from the pipe was enough to make anyone wet the bed and I'm a veteran rider. Overall for a first bike it really is a good bike; it's more at home in single lane traffic than the open highways as the air stream from a passing Geo Metro is enough to put you in the ditch.
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Reviewed on December 23, 2004

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5.0
I'm 55 and have owned 19 bikes over the last 40 years. The bigger bikes, with 100+ HP are too much for me now. I don't have the reflexes I used to, so staying off the freeways is fine for me. But the low-end torque and pull from my 650 single is more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Its little 350... read more
I'm 55 and have owned 19 bikes over the last 40 years. The bigger bikes, with 100+ HP are too much for me now. I don't have the reflexes I used to, so staying off the freeways is fine for me. But the low-end torque and pull from my 650 single is more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Its little 350 lbs. and easy maintenance access sure helps define what the fun on two wheels is all about. I had the seat redone so it's more padding and "level" all the way back. I'm tall but sitting "in the middle" makes it perfect for someone my size. I love my new thumper ride!
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Reviewed on December 10, 2004

RV reviewed 2004 Suzuki Savage 650 (LS650P) view listing

4.0
Bought mine new in May of '02 and have added a windshield, engine guard, saddlebags and Corbin custom seats (front and rear). Any passenger that could last longer than 30 minuts had no feeling in their butt. I get about 48 mpg, with a top end of about 85mph wide open, not an open freeway machine. I... read more
Bought mine new in May of '02 and have added a windshield, engine guard, saddlebags and Corbin custom seats (front and rear). Any passenger that could last longer than 30 minuts had no feeling in their butt. I get about 48 mpg, with a top end of about 85mph wide open, not an open freeway machine. I now have over 15,000 miles on it. Outside of tires and front break pads, I have had no issues or problems, though recently I have added carb cleaner to the gas to correct a rough idle. The idle smoothed out in one tank full. Seems to run better with premium gas too. This has been a great bike for around town and the two lane highways of the CA central coast, but I am ready to move up to a bigger more powerful machine. I don't regret buying it, this bike has got me back riding again after 20 long years. Would recommend this one to anyone who wants to take over Main Street in their town.
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Reviewed on October 4, 2004

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5.0
What can I say about this bike?? I have had this bike for over 4 months, and I absolutely love it. As a first time rider, this is a great bike!!! It has withstood a lot of punishment on the Arkansas roads, and yet it keeps on... read more
What can I say about this bike?? I have had this bike for over 4 months, and I absolutely love it. As a first time rider, this is a great bike!!! It has withstood a lot of punishment on the Arkansas roads, and yet it keeps on surviving.
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Reviewed on September 4, 2004

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I love my new 2004 SAVAGE. It's just right for me, 650cc is a lot of power for me actually. Took a 3 day class in Aug, went to the DMV, got my license the next week. Then headed to my dealer in Fredericksburg, VA. I placed my eyes on the Silver Savage and knew it was for me. I jumped on it and... read more
I love my new 2004 SAVAGE. It's just right for me, 650cc is a lot of power for me actually. Took a 3 day class in Aug, went to the DMV, got my license the next week. Then headed to my dealer in Fredericksburg, VA. I placed my eyes on the Silver Savage and knew it was for me. I jumped on it and brought it home. Very nice bike. Suzuki's are nice products. Just went over 100miles and life is good. One suggestion, get a new gel seat for comfort. Other than that, the bike is great for just cruising or for opening it up on the highway.
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Reviewed on August 23, 2004

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5.0
This is my first bike and I love it. Definitely a great beginner's bike. I ride with my Harley friends and I am able to keep up. They were even suprised! I recommend this bike to anyone who wants to learn. No need to start off on a smaller bike. This one is... read more
This is my first bike and I love it. Definitely a great beginner's bike. I ride with my Harley friends and I am able to keep up. They were even suprised! I recommend this bike to anyone who wants to learn. No need to start off on a smaller bike. This one is perfect!
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