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Suzuki SV650

Suzuki SV650

5.0 from 8 reviews · View Statistics

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5.0

8 reviews
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  • Build Quality
    5.0 (4)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (4)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.8 (4)
  • Mileage 8,666.667 km
  • Noise Level
    4.3 (3)
  • Braking
    4.3 (3)
  • Acceleration / Power
    5.0 (3)
  • Gear Shifting
    5.0 (3)
  • Suspension
    4.7 (3)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    5.0 (3)
  • Comfort
    4.0 (3)
  • Handling
    5.0 (3)
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dx020406

dx020406AU

  • 8 reviews
  • 8 likes

Tell me something that is wrong with one of these.

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Bought a 2018 650X - that's the cafe version with the low bars and round headlight.
Beautiful engine and at nearly 80hp means that there aren't a lot of guys who can outride one of these.
Handling is great and so fast cornering is easy. A lot of very good bike for the money ($7400 with 6000k on it)
Checked the valve clearances which meant stripping off a bit of gear and they were good but I'm not feeling like doing the shim replacements when due - looks scary. It's a long way removed from the Moto Guzzi V7.
I rode a R E 650 Interceptor before buying this. SV is light years ahead.

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Swanny199

Swanny199South East Queensland, QLD

The wolf in LAMS clothing

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Purchased in April 2017 at Suzuki Dealers for A$8,000.00.

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Incentivised ReviewNo
Mileage16,000 km
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Jonno

JonnoSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 5 reviews
  • 13 likes

A very competent All Rounder in a good compact size

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Purchased in August 2018.

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Value for Money
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Incentivised ReviewNo
Mileage8,600 km
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Graham

GrahamMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 5 reviews
  • 4 likes

Come on guys! I don't believe it's only the girls who LOVE these things!

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Purchased in March 2019 at Private sale for A$4,200.00.

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Value for Money
Cleaning & Maintenance
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Incentivised ReviewNo
Mileage1,400 km
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andyhere

andyhereAU

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

strong motor, reliable, fun

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I bought the 2006 SV 650S with 35000 k's, Changed the tyres to Michelin PR 4's, great traction dry and wet. Had a full service and given thumbs up on a great buy. These machines require minimal maintenance, in saying that, fluid changes, chain checks, tyre pressure and this machine will run forever. The handling is exceptional and the big v twin pulls up quick. I am up to 41 500 k's now and thoroughly enjoying the ride. A good learner bike but be careful, there is a lot of power there. For an experienced rider, a lot of fun with plenty of power, great clearance.
My only negative, why don't centre stands come with bikes anymore?

Date PurchasedMar 2016
Shinigami

ShinigamiMelbourne, Victoria, 3000

  • 10 reviews
  • 12 likes

Perfect LAMS bike

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Date PurchasedSep 2017

Excellent

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This is my 6th motorbike and my favourite. Couldn't afford to buy or maintain a Monster, this is so close to one, but a hell of a lot easier to live with. It has huge grin factor, I am a small woman (5'1") and not much of me, but the bike is so light and forgiving that I can manage it. Put Yoshi slip ons on and now the sound is awfully naughty.
sound, grin factor, quality, power and gearbox.
front headlight a bit dated

ellenbrae

ellenbrae

  • 2 reviews

Excellent

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This is a very easy bike to ride. Have just upgrated from a Honda CBR125R and I love it. Nice comfy seat and a great upright riding position.
Everything. Looks great & is easy to ride.
Nothing yet - only had for a short time

Questions & Answers

clogs of old

clogs of oldasked

Greetings,
I have a V Strom 650 A/XA ,unfortunately as I am getting old in the tooth I am looking for a SV650 which is lighter and more maneuverable than my V Strom ,I was informed that one of the SV650 bike you sit a lot higher than some other SV ,can anybody help me please

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Jonno
Jonno

Do not believe that is the case at all. I have also owned a VStrom and I can tell you that the seat height on the SV is much lower than that. Not sure what you mean by "some other SV" - do not believe there would be much difference between the seat height of older SV's or the current model like mine.

dx020406
dx020406

The SV650 X is a retro styled (somewhat) cafe racer with drop bars. That's what I have so not even suitable.

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