Way easier to ride around town than the Virago, and handles our hilly, twisty roads with no problems. I haven't had any problems with mine so far except a couple days after buying it I found it backfired. Once the bike hits about 65mph, acceleration slows down, and you can expect to top out from 85-95mph. It is a very simple bike to maintain, and quite simple to modify with plenty more power available with the right tweaks and some knowledge of adjusting the carb. Ask questions Join the group or the general group. Apex is the only factory-direct online seller offering wholesale prices on top quality batteries direct to you.
Bought this Suzuki only a week ago to get me to a bike rally in Scotland, a round trip of over a thousand miles. Because it is an open bike, it is fun and enjoyable to ride, especially in the summer months on those open roads. Simple modifications to the carb can completely take out the backfire, and exhaust upgrades can also help with this issue. I bought the 650 as a step up. I could reach all the controls very easily. These mounting brackets are all bolt-on, so the installation does not require any welding. Owner and Founder of Total Motorcycle.
Yes Review Date: 27th April, 2016. Used Custom Cruiser Chopper Preowned Beginner Streetbike Bagger. Click on the image for larger format. The only negative thing I can say about the Savage is its lack of accessories. The Savage is a lightweight bike for cruising and easy to handle, suitable even for beginners and people with short legs. It is light weight compared to a lot of other bikes, being around 325 lbs.
Great economy, and since I have purchased an Air Hawk seat cover, it is very comfortable to ride. I also had a problem with an oil leak. Throttle cable was sticking - fixed it. When I decided to put the bike back on the road, I filled the tank to find that when I started it, fuel started to leak out of the drain tubes that come out of the bottom of the air filter box. Click on the image for larger format.
It has some minor rust on the add on luggage rack and horn and a small dent on the gas tank. Wish I still had the bike. I found the narrow design of the Savage was a wonderful fit and I could reach all the controls very easily. I have owned it since new. Feeling relaxed is important on the open road. Sell or buy used bikes? Click on the image for larger format. We had no problem riding around 50 to 100 miles at a time.
Click on the image for larger format. The bike does have fairly good passing ability on the freeway, and is great for around town cruising. Engine and transmission : 652. Click on the image for larger format. Plan on doing some touring in our beautiful country on it very soon. Always kept in the garage under a Bike cover. The seat height is only 660 mm 26.
Upon inspection, I could not find the level in the oil level inspection glass. The Savage has a reputation for being relatively low-maintenence. It was the best deal I could have done. General Comments: The seat is uncomfortable. Click on the image for larger format.
Thanks for the high level of interest! Good luck and have a wonderful day. Which is good to have for a beginner! Feel the strong low-end to midrange power from the big single-cylinder engine as you easily maneuver the Savage through traffic or a twisty back road. I can ride it but my feet aren't perfectly flat sitting still on it and the weight is a factor. Classic design spoke wheels complete the package. Nice lines and low seat. For this reason, and since the model has proven reliable, a used one makes more sense than a new one. She had never been on a motorcycle before.