is SV650 good for a first bike for 200-250 pounds 6' me?

LastMinuteAlex Official, [28.07.21 07:50]
would appreciate feedback if you had that bike

LastMinuteAlex Official, [28.07.21 07:50]
i learned on cbr125

LastMinuteAlex Official, [28.07.21 07:50]
was fine but a bit too small

LastMinuteAlex Official, [28.07.21 07:51]
haven't tried ninja 250-500 so that is an option too

also gonna buy used not new

650 cc is great, never too lackluster like some 250-300-500 cc bikes. Power is manageable, but hard to get bored of. You definitely won't outgrow that bike.

Kawasaki Ninja is a sports bike. Instead of sitting upright, you're all the way forward, with feet behind. Not ideal around town or for rides longer than 1h.

I ride a Monster 821 now, but I'm still a big fan of the naked Honda CB650 - especially 2019 model or later. Elegant, comfortable and fantastic 4-cylinder.

Here in Asia, Honda wins for servicing & parts availability, etc. Way better than Ducati. Apart from personal taste, there are other practical factors that should guide your decision when buying a bike.

But yeah, once you're comfortable riding a manual bike, you can't go wrong with SV650 (or CB650!).

I never understood why people should first buy an anemic 250-300 cc bike, unless they're coming from a bicycle or scooter. 650 cc is a great medium.

Dude the SV650 is literally the joke on r/motorcycles as “The only thing we can all agree on is SV650 beginner bike”

btw my first bike was a 900cc Street Twin and that’s been great. Just don’t be an idiot about it and you’ll be fine