Suzuki s40

by Sara Jones
(Concord, California)

I had a yamaha V-star 650 that just felt too heavy for me. After selling the V-star I started looking at 250s. They fit me but just did not have enough power. I found the Suzuki s40. This bike is also a 650 cc but it only has one cylinder. The good news is that it is over 100 lbs lighter than my Yamaha. I just got it and i have only ridden it once. It feels jerky in first and second gear but smooths out in third. If i can get used to that one cylinder jerkiness, I think I am going to love my bike. I will ride some more and let you know.

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Sep 23, 2017
The orange bandit NEW
by: Liz

My husband brought me home a 98 savage thumper and asked if I wanted to learn to ride so we could ride together.
After a few trips to the parking lot I was ready for the road.
I love my little thumper it's got some get up and go and good in the corners. What a great little bike...

Oct 10, 2014
by: Anonymous

I think you did get a lemon, but you did the right thing in getting rid of it and you moved up too. Always move forewaed and never backward sister.. There are many people out there with the s40's ride the heck out of them there're like the energizer bunny, they keep going and going.My sister has one and the Lord knows we put on the miles ans take 200-300-400 mi. Trips and that little bikes just keeps going and the only time she has to stop is when I need to give my Harley a drink.

Aug 02, 2012
2005 S40
by: Laura Gordon

I have a 2005 Suzuki S40 which I bought used ( just over 9K miles) in June. I Love my bike. I can touch the ground with my feet flat on the ground and I can control the bike. I hated when sales people would tell me not to worry about the weight or size because once you get going all bikes they're the same, NOT. I ride when ever I get a chance. Stay safe.

Oct 03, 2011
by: Donna

I currently have a Savage/S40 and love it. I tried a Kawasaki 500 & couldn't keep from dropping it because it was just too heavy for me. I am only 5'1".
I first got a Honda 250 & drove the neighborhood as it just doesn't have the power for highway speed.
I bought my Suzuki used with over 16K miles on it and it still goes. I only laid it over once & that was in the yard as I hit a wet spot, nothing was hurt but my pride.
I take it out mostly by myself as I am still nervous around other riders but am starting to get comfortable with it.
If I do trade up I am thinking the Harley Superlow will be my next ride.

Oct 02, 2011
Good luck with yours
by: Rene L

I hope yours is more relible than the one I had. The S40 was my first bike in 2009. When I got it I was soooo excited. I loved the color and loved the fact that it felt light enough for me to handle as a new rider.

Before I was able to put 600 miles on the ought brand new bike it had stopped on me 3 times while out riding and had been towed back to the dealer each time for one strange problem or another. It got to the point that I was leery about taking it outbecause I was never confident that it wouldn't break down again.

Finally after a year infuses in the towel and traded it for it's larger but much more stable feeling and reliable cousin the Blvd C50 t. I've have it for lost 2 years now and haven't had one issue. It's heavier but also much more stable, has real brakes and does not vibrate like the s40.

So maybe I somehow got a lemon in the s40. So again I hope your experience is much more satisfying.

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