Suzuki SV650

I was on the SV’s press launch and I reckon it is the basis for a cracking little bike. My mission is to find out if there’s anything the middleweight V-twin can’t do – by asking it to do everything.
tony.hoare@motorcyclenews.com

MCN Fleet: Why a Suzuki SV650 is better than a 207bhp Kawasaki H2 (no, really!)

MCN Fleet: Why a Suzuki SV650 is better than a 207bhp Kawasaki H2 (no, really!)

Sometimes you need to ride other bikes to learn more about your own. It’s at the opposite end of motorcycling’s vivid spectrum from my Suzuki SV650, but a couple of days with Kawasaki’s insane H2 have...

MCN Fleet: Superstition IS the way for SV650

MCN Fleet: Superstition IS the way for SV650

It’s the question to which there could only be one answer. ‘Do you want crash protectors for the SV?’ What was I supposed to say - ‘No thanks, I don’t need crash protectors’? I don’t much believe in...

Video: MCN Fleet report on our Suzuki SV650

Video: MCN Fleet report on our Suzuki SV650

After 2000 miles on the cheeky new Suzuki SV650 this year it's time to show my first video report about the bike. It covers what I'm impressed with, what I've changed and what needs to change next to...

MCN Fleet: TT trip means the SV650 feels far more natural now

MCN Fleet: TT trip means the SV650 feels far more natural now

It always takes a little time to feel like a bike is truly yours, and my trip to the Isle of Man TT was what I needed to bond with the Suzuki SV650. It was only a 500-miler – 360 miles on the mainland...

MCN Fleet: A lap of the TT course by SV650

MCN Fleet: A lap of the TT course by SV650

Mad Sunday. Not as mad as people tell me it used to be, but there’s still plenty to suggest it’s a big event. I couldn’t come to the TT and not at least attempt a lap of the course, so the SV and I...

MCN Fleet: SV650 in biking paradise

MCN Fleet: SV650 in biking paradise

If the Isle of Man is a motorcycling paradise outside of TT fortnight then only the word ‘utopia’ can conjure up the feeling of being on the Island during these special two weeks. This is my first...

MCN Fleet: SV650 makes a relaxing companion on a TT trip

MCN Fleet: SV650 makes a relaxing companion on a TT trip

My longest day yet on our Suzuki SV650 long-term test bike turned out to be a belter. Up and at em at 6.30am to give myself plenty of time to get from Lincolnshire to Heysham in Lancashire for the...