Like a pair of comfy old shoes


I have been enjoying riding my Daytona 675 for the past couple of weeks to work. Previously, I had converted it for track use and didn’t expect to commute on it but decided to ride it daily for a while since I had been missing it (I am taking the summer off from the track due to the extreme heat). The bike is a joy to ride despite its aggressive ergonomics – I really love riding it – but it is definitely more suited for the track.

I wiped 10 days worth of cobwebs off of my trusty SV650 so that I could take advantage of the storage and comfort it provides. To say that it felt great would be an understatement.

As mentioned in an earlier article, the SV is truly the product of┬átailoring the bike to me as an individual. It felt so good to be back on the bike – body position was just right; seating comfort was a dream; storage was fantastic – it was like putting on your favorite pair of old sneakers – molded perfectly to each of your toes – you know they are yours and no one else’s.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love my 675! But it must be said that making your bike work for you and your application is a must. There are so many options for customizing one’s bike – the trick is identifying need and finding a solution. I recommend avoiding “look” and going for function. The ultimate is when the two can be achieved without compromising on one or the other.


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About nolarocks

Life long motorbike rider from New Orleans with a passion for riding sportbikes, naked (cafe) bikes, dirt bikes, mini bikes and on and on and on. Throw in some Isle of Man TT racing, short circuit racing, and the glory days of 1950s-1970s English/Irish/Manx road racing and you are getting close. I can't get enough.
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