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SV650S still in Suzuki line-up, if not catalogue

Popular budget sports bike is missing from Milan show because 'only UK still wants it'

SUZUKI says the SV650S is still in its line-up, even though it's missing from the Milan motorcycle show this week.

A source said the budget sports bike was neither on the stand nor in the 2014 catalogue at the show because it had effectively become a UK-only model in Europe. He said lack of demand elsewhere meant it would only feature in the 2014 Suzuki GB brochure.

He said: ‘It is still in production, not just a case of [running out old] stock in the UK. The guys here are working on the 2014 range brochure and posters and it's in that.

‘Not many markets take the SV now. In fact we're probably the only European market, because we still have demand, so that's probably why [it wasn’t at the show].’

A source previously told us there would be an update to the £4,975 V-twin for 2014, saying planned revisions were the reason Suzuki had not yet introduced a 48hp version for A2 licence holders.

Today he added, rather ambiguously: ‘I didn't say Milan… Really not sure when but hopeful.’ Us too.

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