The Suzuki SV650 is a straightforward middleweight V-twin all-rounder which proved you don’t have to be boring to be practical.
The bike came in two versions, half-faired and naked, but was commonly modded with extra fairings or a belly pan.
The SV650 is versatile, affordable, a doddle to ride (making it popular with inexperienced riders) and yet is a hoot to muck about on - or even to race. Every rider will find something they love about the SV650, and with used prices where they are, they're an absolute bargain.
During its run, The SV650 took on competition from the more expensive Yamaha FZ6 Fazer and the incredibly dull Honda CBF600 and more than held its own.
MCN marked the 10th anniversary of the SV650 with this video...