Reply To: Buying decision Svartpilen 401


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AvatarDamnSk8er
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This is a great bike for anyone looking to thump around city streets. It is light, shifts easy and abs breaks will keep you up right. I’ve had many bikes big and small and I love it. But it is slow. Only one piston raps out pretty high rpm on the highway. Surely faster than your scooters and way more fun. Get one! Start shifting gears! Some guys on here are having some problems with their bike (not me). I think mostly due to bad/cheap gas and lack of experience with a clutch. I run vp race fuel I keep around for my crf450 (fast bike) and she loves it. Some have complained about the fuel gauge and estimated range. Honestly this is the first bike I have had with a fuel gauge so it doesn’t bother me. My gsxr (fast bike) has a low fuel light and bike before that had a petcock you switch to reserve when she started to stall out. Don’t look at the fancy speedo and keep your eyes on the road. You’ll probably live longer.