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Trevor Franklin  says:

2010 Suzuki SV650S first ride - it's back

Without fanfare or drum roll, Suzuki has reintroduced the half-faired SV650S after a three year sabbatical. But there should be a fanfare along with acres of draped bunting at all Suzuki road bike dealers, because the humble but hugely popular V-twin middleweight is still pegged at under five-grand with its on the road price of £4999. Find a Suzuki SV650S...

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Aug 10

Posts: 10

How about using it as a replacement for the 400cc supersports that were and still are popular but no longer produced. Its has similar level of power just make it handle and stop and wrap it in a sexy fairing.

Should be a good seller for Suzuki with nothing in the market for it to compete against. 

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Aug 10

Posts: 10

Why doesnt this article mention that the SV 650 is a favourite for racers in the Minitwin,Thunderbike and GP3 race series hence many aftermarket parts and tuning specialists.

Just because a bike has been made for a while doesn't mean it will be supported by loads of aftermarket suppliers.

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Apr 09

Posts: 18

spikeccx says:

2010 sv650

Have to say its a great bike had a 2005 , first bike after a very long break from bikes got it for 99 down 0% Yes it got faults and could be a lot better in a lot of ways probaly for the same money as well , the only thing is its heavy or feels it for this type of bike , any way had a new one did 10k on it in about 10months did the susention by ajusting the rear changed the oil an dat in the front , standard tyers are crap as are the standard brake pads , motor is as sweet as a nut was going to change the can as its , well crap and I am shure I could feel the extra weight on that side LOL , BETTER than the SV? the ER!! they are just SO nimble and a lot more funky (ER6N) . Suzuki could make an few changes and have a real puller again like kawasaki have done with the ER6 !!




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Jan 10

Posts: 10

Personally i found the SV very good and very sensible, lots of good things to say although now having jumped on a new Yamaha FZ8 i realised purhaps it was a little boring.

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Oct 03

Posts: 5

robchester says:

Great bike

Why on earth Suzuki didnt develop the platform of the SV using the same frame but updating the plastics I cant understand. Like others have said, there is definitely a market for a much better sprung bike with improved handling. This engine is still better than the one which the ER6 has, but the ER6 has been developed by Kawasaki to keep it modern, with improved handling whereas the SV hasnt been developed for 7 years. Come on Suzuki, dig out the parts bin and save yourself some cash by reissuing an updated SV. For a lot of people, 70bhp is still enough for what they want, particularly in a V Twin.

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Jan 04

Posts: 25

skellyjelly says:

SV650 Re-introduction

It seems that the prats who write for MCN still haven't ridden this bike. Claiming that it is comfortable over distance is a joke. Living in Crawley and commuting to Coventry was a three stop ordel, and I was in total agony by the time I was halfway up the M40. Comfortable over distance it ain't.

I have owned on of these for the last three years and the facts are that I've met far more men than women riding them, only one was a newbie and the power delivery is deceptive. I've had mine to an indicated 136mph two-up, wheelied it like a proper knob-head, and after jacking up the rear suspension, left "darkies" on the M23 offramp.

This is a lovely bike which is let down by an exhaust system which rots like there's no tomorrow, budget suspension which needs a major upgrade and the most uncomfortable seat known to mankind if you want to do anything other than commute.

And after all is said and done, I still have this bike and love it to bits. It'll thrill, sound awesome and be a barrel of laughs in urban situations. If you're expecting a GSXR, forget it. But as a bloody good everyday tool, I've not found anything better.

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Oct 08

Posts: 24

TWeaKoR says:

Does it have the same engine improvements as the Gladys? Seems a bit pointless just bringing the same old bike back, but then maybe Suzi is feeling the pinch a bit now, especially with the exchange rate. Still, when they've got a bike on sale for a couple years now that's virtually identical to (in fact based on) this bike it seems like a waste to not port over the new features. I think it might be best to hold off on this model this year. Perhaps next year or the year after they might have a raft of upgrades for it to bring it up to spec. Until then there's plenty of second hand ones around.

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