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Motorcycle insurance bargains: Suzuki SV650S

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Suzuki SV650S.                   

Insurance group: 9
Engine: 645cc 8v v-twin 
Power: 69bhp
Top speed: 123mph
Weight: 169kg                  

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. It's been since replaced by the Gladius, but Suzuki are still offering the SV650S in 2010 for the bargain price of £4,999.                                

The Suzuki SV650's liquid-cooled dohc unit is so smooth and eager it makes most European V-twins seem crude and impotent. The Suzuki SV650 is flexible and predictable, has a thrilling zest for revs and yet is completely reliable, too. What’s more, the gearchange is typically Suzuki slick and the clutch is light and easy.  

Better even than the engine. Forget fancy cycle parts, instead the Suzuki SV650 has a super-light feel, accurate steering and assured suspension and brakes. Tour by all means (it’s plush enough) but the Suzuki SV650 revels in thrashing through the twisties, too. 

MCN verdict

Handling

4/5

Engine

4/5

Reliability

3/5

Value

4/5

OVERALL

4/5

 

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