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Suzuki reveals SV650X at EICMA

The cafe racer is the manufacturer's only new bike at EICMA this year

AS every other manufacturer unveils a handful of new models at EICMA 2017, Suzuki has but one – the SV650X.

The custom styled model is based on its popular SV650 platform and shares the same capable 645cc V-twin powertrain, making 75hp.

With a curb weight of 198kg, the SV650X boasts a lightweight and slim profile, which promises agile handling both in cities and on open roads.

It wears a host of custom styled components, including a round slotted headlight cowling, in which the slots are reminiscent of heritage racers.

Clip on handlebars and that ‘tuck-and-roll’ seat evoke images of early café racers, while the SUZUKI logo has replaced the signature ‘S’ tank emblem, in a definite move towards retro.

On the subject of the tank, it’s larger than the standard SV, at 14.5L as opposed to 13.8L.

The model’s front forks are preload adjustable, which allows the rider to fine-tune the set-up to their preferences.  Meanwhile, the wheels wear Dunlop Roadsmart
III tyres.

Optional LED fog lamps are designed to match the stylish headlight cowling, in order to accentuate the SV650X’s character. These lamps feature high brightness LED and superior light distribution characteristics. 

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