The Suzuki SV1000 is a purpose built big capacity, sensibly priced, road going sporty V-twin. Ok, the engine’s nicked from Suzuki’s old TL1000S but the rest of the SV1000 is all-new yet the price tag is very reasonable new or used. The faired Suzuki SV1000 ‘S’ version has lower bars but is the better all-rounder. The unfaired SV1000 with higher bars is a real funster if less competent on the motorway.
Suzuki SV1000SZ launched in 2005
In May 2005 Suzuki launched a special edition of the SV1000, in order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the firm's GSX-R sportsbike.
The SV1000SZ came with a full fairing as standard, painted to mimic the paintjobs of its more sporty cousins. It also had a higher compression ratio to give it 5bhp over the standard SV's. And the frame and wheels are black, rather than the standard silver.