Suzuki AN 650

Suzuki SV 650 s Review

The Suzuki SV-650 is the recent bike to put me in touch with my childish side. Though, if you liken it to other bikes on the market, it’s not leisurely to explain why. The SV-650 gets admiring glances although will do naught to remind everyone you’re either Billy Toughguy or Speed Racer. It is a skiny bike with a comfy sporting cant to the footpeg and handlebar layout.

At 5’11 the fit was a insignificant tight although naught compared to the racer replica sportbikes similar to Suzuki’s GSXR series.

Switch the throttle and you go much faster, no waiting for the engine to build revs while with the 600 four cylinder shape bikes. As you wind the engine out there is a nice arch end horsepower rush abecedarian at about 6000 rpm.

But while V-twins go this is a modest motor and with 68 hp spread across a wide curve the SV 650 never feels as if it’s trying to yank itself out of your hands. It’s not overwhelmingly high-powered although all the power that is here is usable power. Like the air-cooled Ducati V-twins, the Suzuki SV650 is not overpowering decent to terrify a novice rider and encourages an underwent rider to explore what the bike can do.

The chassis is an almost complete partner for these exploits.

This is a bargain bike, although Suzuki deserves high congratulations for not skimping on the pieces the owner is going to be stuck with for the life of the bike. Topping this list is the aluminum trellis frame and box-section swingarm, styled after the bigger TL1000S twin although unique to the SV. The frame is adequately solid (I couldn’t detect any flex) and using aluminum makes the SV much lighter than other bikes in this class similar to the Kawasaki Ninja 500.

Kudos to Suzuki for also fitting the SV with duple front disc brakes. While they are not while near while the binders on the GSXR, they are notably better than the single disc set up on the Ninja 500 and have much further room for improvement with the suitable application of aftermarket parts. equivalent for the tires.

The SV exhibited many dive under braking and wallowed during the of the essence transition into a corner. Unlike the supersport 600’s there’re no damping adjustments for the SV and only the rear shock has adjusting preload to stiff things up. There are fixes ready in the aftermarket although they aren’t cheap or leisurely to install.

Fortunately there is an leisurely fix, a $200 steering damper will slow the steering effort and cause the bike to be very comfy to ride. With a steering damper I can’t think of a better new bike for a abecedarian rider and I can’t recommend the SV to a novice without one. This Suzki SV 650 is definitely on the way to a race track!

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