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2015 XVS650 Custom

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by TYSE LEE, Sep 20, 2015.

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  1. Hey all!

    First post here - looking at a new 2015 XVS650 Custom for my first bike as Yamaha are selling them off for $9,990 drive away.

    Does anyone agree that this is something I should jump on & would any extras (helmet/new indicators) be out of the question?



    Thanks!
     
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  2. Correct bike but recommend a second hand for a couple reasons unless your wealthy then go for it.

    Learner bike if your a complete learner you will drop it ( likely anyway )

    Once you get a full license you will upgrade
    Even though the 650 is good all round and a choice that will carry you to full licence the temptation of bigger engine willvalways be there
     
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  3. If you're happy to spend the money then I'd go for it.
    I bought my first XVS new.
    It's a pretty good deal and you'll be unlikely to get much else out of them, but you can certainly push for discounts on the rest of your gear.
     
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  4. Thanks, definitely agree. From what I can see though even models a few years older only seem to dropping to $8-9k - I'm a sucker for new & 5 year factory warranty sounds good for resale purposes.
     
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  5. Yeah cheers! Gives me a good idea before I start asking for new pipes & making an ass of myself haha
     
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  6. Hire a bike to do the riding test though as u won't pass it on the xvs
     
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  7. cheers, I was wondering if it'd be a safer choice on the L bike
     
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  8. Great value especially with the 5 year warranty. As basejumper said, you will need to hire a bike on the day you sit your Ps. My son had to use his mate's 250 to sit his Ps 'cause the cruiser would definitely not thread the cones.
     
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  9. Hey there! I hope you've gone ahead and made a decision?
    This is my first and current bike that I've had for 2 years now. (about to trade up) and in my humble opinion is a great first bike.
    It's also been my daily rider to and from work rain, hail (yes hail) and shine every day for 2 years and have only spent money on servicing. So so reliable, which was an important factor for me.
    1. I learnt to ride on this bike
    2. I passed my licence on this bike (and you can definately get through the cones and do all the slow speed maneuvers if you learn correctly)
    3. I bought second hand only because my budget was $8000 and I got upgraded V&H pipes for that (2 year old bike with about 5k on the clock. However the factory warranty is a big plus but luckily I haven't needed it
    4. Great fun to ride and customize if you have the money to spend for yourself
    Highly recommended
    Good luck
    Kim
     
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  10. i rememember going to the netrider learning sessions on my xvs650 and hearing that it would be better to get a smaller bike for the most test
    It came down to do i want to do the test on a smaller bike to compensate for my lack of skill or do i simply bring my skill level up and get better on the bike i have.
    With practice and great guidance from the the netrider crew down at homebush i passed the most test on the cruiser and continue to learn on the same bike everyday 30000k's later.
     
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  11. Always thought the lock was too restricting to thread the last two cones? Well there you go. Glad for the enlightenment. Well done!!!
     
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  12. Practice and stubbornness Kupe, lol
     
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