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Thread: Ready to Rev - Suzuki GSX650F in-the-house

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    Default Ready to Rev - Suzuki GSX650F in-the-house

    I won't use the word 'impulsive' to describe myself. At least, not untill I have acted upon an urge and sat down to think about it .

    I was scouting for ads for used SBKs in Bahrain on 2-3 website when I ran across a distress-sale by a South African expat. A 2008 Suzuki GSX650F with just 6600 km on it, and a very reasonable price. From what the reviews told me, it was a very decent starter bike for anyone foraying into the jorgon-filled scene of SBKs. A call later, I had fixed an appointment to take a look at the bike the same day, in the afternoon.

    The bike was sitting under a dusty cover, but once we took it off, it was hard to tell if this baby was just about to complete two years. The owner had fitted a Yoshimura exhaust and promised to give the stock one to me, along with a muffler for the Yoshimura. He started the bike and the underground parking lot filled with sweet music. Once back to office, I thought: damn, I forgot to ask for a test ride. So here we were, back again in the evening, and the roads a little clearer. I took the bike for a half-km spin and made up my mind by the time I was back. The only thing I noticed was that the bike was a little front-heavy and needed some effort to turn at low speeds.

    The insurance and registration transfer was completed the next day and I had all the cash I needed to get the bike in my place. Well, not exactly my place, since I had moved to a crappy apartment without a parking lot. I decided to move back to the hotel where I was staying and asked the bike ex-owner to come with the bike there and park it, since a few friends were already staying there. The nice chap brought his bike over, with his wife accompanying in a car and parked it, while I paid the cash upfront. It was a nice experience interacting with the couple, who had been on trips to Oman and other countries with a local riding group here. He even pointed out the good roads on the island to go to for rides. The guy was born in 1956, had a small frame and yet riding a 215kg bike!

    Enough yak-yak, now time for a few pics.





















    Will insert a video as well in a couple of days...

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    Congratulations!!!!! Hope to see a detailed ride report from your side soon.

    Topic approved.
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    congrats. sweet ride.
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    Congratulations! Waiting to read a ride report, coz this is my dream bike!
    Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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    COngrats.. i see that this has flat handlebars instead of clip ons. how different is the riding position/stance?


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    Congrats mate.

    That is a sweet ride and something in the range which I would like to own someday.
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    Congos on getting it. More needed.
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    Awesome news..Congratulations, Sunil for becoming a Superbike'r'!!

    A ride report is expected from you.

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    Congratulations Sunil for a lovely Motorcycle

    This is a Motorcycle which Suzuki MUST bring to Indian shores.

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    oo ooo!!! 6600 kms is really nice..........!!! Bike looks clean too congrats...hope to see more pics and rides)

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