Suzuki SV650 represent the fourth generation of SV Motorcycle models. The manufacturer unveiled the concept back in 2015 featuring reduced weight and more power. It presents elegant redesigns, including a fresh outlook and better engine performance. This bike is perfect both for general commuting and racing activities, thanks to its sporty designing and appearance.
The SV650 replaces the previous Gladius (SVG650) model and is offered at a great price. If you’re looking for a suitable entry level motorbike or want to upgrade to more aesthetic ride, then this is a perfect option for you.
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Suzuki SV650 Review– General Design
The motorbike comes in an impressive styling, and you can refer to it as a naked sports bike with an exposed frame and engine arrangement. Its light designing makes it perfect for sporting activities. It features a curb weight of about 434 pounds, making it 18 pounds lighter than its predecessor. This makes it easy to handle at low speeds and when making final parking manoeuvres. The frame is made using quality Tubular steel trellis making it robust enough to keep the engine and other body essentials in position. Typically, there are no aluminium elements in the body chassis; even the swing – arm is made of steel.
The body styling adopts a stressed engine arrangement with a mill structural element to complete the body frame. This further lightens the structure and makes maintenance and repairs an easy task. The bike looks clean and elegant, thanks to the minimal front fender designing and sub – frame rear fender styling. Except typical street – bike lines and a seat height of about 30.9 inches that enables you to quickly set yourself in a sport typical jockey position. The handlebars encourage an aggressive forward – learning position.
Suzuki SV650 – Wheels and Braking
The great designing for the SV650 is complemented by sporty wheels. It features a front tire size of 120/70 ZR17 and rear tire size of 160/60 ZR17. The 17 – inch hoops are mounted by 5 – spoke aluminium rims. It features dual front braking system. The dual 290 mm front discs are bonded by a pair of twin – pot callipers while the single 240 mm rear disc is bonded by a single – pot calliper.
The motorbike comes with a new ABS, which is built by Nissan. The ABS weighs around quite lighter than the ones found on the previous model, though provides the same quality of safety. The front suspension features a non – adjustable 41 mm telescopic forks while the rear suspension presents a 7 – way preload adjuster mono shock.
Suzuki Sv650 – Engine
Powering the new SV650 concept is a 645cc liquid – cooled 8V DOHC V – twin engine with a fuel capacity of 13.8 litres. This engine is capable of producing up to 75 horsepower at 47 lb-ft of torque and rev of around 5,000 rpm. The engine is coupled with a six – speed transmission system using a multi – plate clutch.
Power delivery is smoothened by Suzuki’s Dual – Throttle Valve while engine operation is overseen by an Electromagnetic Control Module (ECM). This module reads oxygen intake levels and pressure hence manages emissions. The fuel tank is rated at a range of 149 miles while average fuel consumption is about 49 miles per gallon. Its top speed is rated at 130 miles per hour.
Suzuki SV650 – Competition and Pricing
The motorbike goes for around £4975.00 as the base price. It faces competition from other top models including Yamaha FZ – 07 and Honda CB650S.