Suzuki SV650

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£5499
Available from
2016

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Submitted by Geoff McManus2 on Fri, 04/11/2016 - 13:03

Overall Review

After having owned many many bikes over many many years my only regret with regard to the SV is that I have not owned something that suits my needs so admirably. Like everybody else I have bought bikes that I have convinced myself that I needed for that great tour or adventure of a lifetime when in fact what I really needed was and is something that is useable, accessible, does not cost a fortune to buy or run, reliable but most of all fun and that effectively sums up the new SV650.

Strengths

I firmly believe the SV650 engine is one of if not the best road bike power unit yet produced, bold statement I know but it is a delightful, characterful unit which especially in its latest guise has been developed and refined to a point where it is difficult to criticise . The overall package is light, low, torquey and comfortable and not least of all superb value. To put this in prospective, where I live (North Pennines) you see countless GS1200's loaded to the gunnels with every devise known to man with their owners "living the adventure dream" whilst trying for a hernia putting them on the stand at the "adventure cafe" (in Middleton) losing about the same in first year devaluation as the full capital cost of the SV.

Weaknesses

The stock brakes could definitely be improved, they are adequate but lack initial bite and a little more feel would be welcome. Also the bike is much improved by the fitment of something like Michelin PR4's as the standard fit items are somewhat "wooden" in feel and feedback.

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Submitted by BobBrown on Wed, 07/02/2018 - 13:22

Overall Review

Great naked bike, don't know which one of this class may be better than SV650 (and not cost a fortune). The motor works without complaints and pretty clean, there are no faults on the entire rev range, and it instantly twists without any problems. Lack of plastic, comfortable landing, engine, motorcycle dynamics, good handling on city streets, low fuel consumption.

Strengths

Bought my SV650 at https://www.chelseamotorcycles.co.uk/shopping/bikes/suzuki-street-bikes/sv650/ (pretty good place by the way) more than half a year ago and since then had no problems with it. The nature of the motor is a calm, confident thrust at low and medium revs. Suzuki SV650 has a normal thrust with a minimum speed, untwisted up to ten thousand, all the time there was a steady pick-up. The management is good, it did not cause any complaints for now, on the straight the road at speeds of one hundred mph it keeps confidently, turns pretty well. The brakes are just perfect.

Weaknesses

Vibrations in the motor are felt from seven thousand revs, and after ten thousand start to get on your nerves. Gearbox left not very good impressions, maybe I just not have the proper experience, but it is difficult to catch the neutral, and when switching at medium and higher rpm it works slowly.

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Submitted by Sruthi Pathak on Wed, 14/02/2018 - 15:27

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