January 15th, 2009, 09:29 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
From: The Wirral, UK
Hi Urban, I'd say your best getting an 04 onwards, as I had an 02 FS650E to begin with, and had terrible trouble starting it. The 04 is like a different bike in that respects, and each year after there have been further improvements. 04's onwards also start off the button, I never managed to start my 02 off the button, even when warm.
Anyway, I can HIGHLY recommend you get one, their performance is A1++