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Suzuki Sv650 Review

Caleb Gafner
23’ no fairing sv650 and a 02’ sv650s

If you’re a student and are looking for a perfect beginner motorcycle, the Suzuki SV650 provides a sporty and dynamic ride. The combination of lightweight and rigid chassis, strong handling, and the V-twin’s strong mid-range torque appealed to beginner and experienced riders alike.
“The bike is more affordable and a reliable alternative to the Italian v-twins, like the Ducati Monster.” Said Dana Hooshmand at Motofomo.
The SV650, with its relatively low purchase price, around $7,000 brand new and $3,000 for used. The excellent handling characteristics became popular with racers, which prompted a rebirth of the “lightweight twins” racing classes across North America.
The SV650 began outselling the Suzuki GS500, Honda NT650 and Kawasaki Ninja 500R, which previously were the most popular in the class. L-twins or commonly known as V-twins are two-cylinder engines with their cylinders aligned in two banks radiating out from the crankshaft forming a V. These engines are some of the highest versatile engines on the market.
“This bike was designed to be an urban commuter that can do everything,” a Suzuki press rep says.
Being a Suzuki, the rider doesn’t have any downsides for a beginner motorcycle. Suzukis are known as reliable bikes. The mileage is about 130 miles to the tank. The SV comes in 2 body types, sport and 650. The fairing model gives more aero stability and some comfortability. The non-fairing model is lightweight which makes it a tad bit lighter than the sport model. The handlebars have two trims sport or an upright riser position for a relaxed style. The SV is a very moddable bike with fairing, exhaust, and many other body and performance features.
Riding the bike first hand displays it’s quick and snappy handling. Having twin carburetors for the first gen models torque is in all gears and will have you sliding. During casual rides it runs perfectly and if someone cuts you off it will perform. The V-twin motor is engineering caviar designed from the Ducati Monster engine to the SV650 the Suzuki will show who’s boss. Necessary maintenance is oil changes every new season.
The SV650 has great characteristics for a beginner rider and should be kept on your radar. This bike won’t have you waiting in the morning because of a random issue. Reliability keeps riders happy every time they hop on their bike. The market is full of all kinds of bike enthusiasts and newcomer riders if you’re looking for a reliable pocket rocket feeling this bike is perfect.

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Riley Williamson
Riley Williamson, Staff Writer

Riley is a Senior and took this class learn more about the skill of interviewing people and understanding how they can use it for in life experiences. Riley’s goals after school is aiming to be a farmer in a rural town in a 3rd world country and live a self sustaining life. Find peace in life and animals.

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