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2017 Suzuki SV650S Review
2017 Suzuki SV650S on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
V-TWIN POWER FOR THE STREET…
For 2017, Suzuki introduces a new version of an iconic motorcycle that embodies the sporty personality that only a lively, mid-sized V-twin roadster can deliver. The new SV650S ABS* has a polished powerplant that provides increased performance with low emissions and outstanding fuel economy, mated to refined trim and lightweight chassis that delivers a sporty, exciting ride. Like its predecessors, the 2017 SV650S ABS promises to have the sparkling performance, style and value that a broad range of riders will enjoy.
The SV650S is a true sportsbike that not only has fantastic performance on the road; it has also proved itself a winner on the race track in small capacity racing. The sheer rideability of the machine gives positive proof that it has what it takes in all areas! With a smooth and broad power delivery, sporty handling and an ultra-reliable engine, the SV650S is certainly the bike to beat in its class. The sports seat height is relatively low to suit the majority of riders and aerodynamic and aggressive styling certainly makes the SV650S stamp its intent when it comes into view. This is a perfectly packaged and exciting sportsbike, designed for maximum fun on road and track.
Punchy V-twin Power:
Suzuki’s Dual Throttle Valve fuel injection system optimises intake airflow for instant throttle response at any engine speed and provides a smooth, broad spread of power whilst maintaining the exciting character of the V-Twin.
Ultra reliable and torquey 645cc V-Twin is held in high regard in the motorcycling world and the sporty handling makes the SV650S the bike to beat in its classes on the club racing scene.
Innovative aluminium-truss frame, formed with high vacuum casting technology, and pre-load adjustable suspension combine with the carefully selected riding position for excellent agility.
Announcing its intent, the aggressive lines of the SV make for a distinctive and unique look, which is heightened further with a blue stripe down the centreline of the white colour scheme.
ABS not available on UK model
*Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.
2017 Suzuki SV650S www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Liquid cooled, 645cc, 4-stroke, DOHC, V-twin engine delivers increased performance.
Refined EFI system with Low RPM Assist makes take offs smooth and pleasant.
Trellis-style frame constructed of high-strength steel tubes contributes to the motorcycle’s lower weight and trim chassis.
Slim bodywork is aesthetically pleasing while aiding comfort and maneuverability.
2017 Suzuki SV650S www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Each cylinder head features a compact combustion chamber with two 31mm intake valves set at 14 degrees from the cylinder centerline and two 25.5mm exhaust valves set at 16 degrees from the cylinder centerline.
Each 39mm, extra-fine, 10-hole atomization injectors produce an average spray particle diameter that is improves combustion efficiency.
Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection system provides better efficiency and throttle response through a butterfly valve system with the primary valve controlled by the rider and the secondary throttle valve controlled by the engine management system.
An automatic Idle Speed Control (ISC) system is integrated into each throttle body, and produces stable idle while improving cold starting and reducing emissions immediately after start up.
Dual spark plugs cylinder heads feature iridium spark plugs to reduce spark plug electrode degradation and allow the electrode to be finer producing a more intense, hotter spark and further enhancing combustion.
Single valve springs reduce inertia weight and mechanical losses while maintaining accurate valve control.
The SFV650 is powered by a 645cc sporty fuel injected, DOHC, 90 degree V-twin engine based on the proven SV650S powerplant famous for its long term reliability, broad power and quiet rumble.
An oval throttle pulley helps smooth low rpm/mid-range power delivery.
Race-proven Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Materials (SCEM) cylinder plating reduces friction and improves heat transfer, durability and ring seal.
The SFV650 arrives with a lighter and narrower radiator to increase efficiency, while an enhanced liquid to liquid oil cooler reduces weight.
A strong and smooth shifting 6-speed transmission.
Clutch release mechanism is changed from ball-screw type to cam type system and the transmission gear engagement dogs are strengthened to help improve shifting of the six speed transmission.
To reduce mechanical noise, a scissor type primary gear is split length wise with the two halves spring loaded, and the clutch and countershaft sprocket covers are now double layered for additional sound reduction.
Compact trellis steel frame featuring 25 degree of rake and 104 mm of trail for stable and sporty handling with a beautiful look.
Chassis and bodywork are designed to be as slim as possible where the fuel tank meets the seat, the outside forward edges of the seat are rounded and features a low 785 mm (30.9 in) seat height. All to make the new SFV650 easier for entry level riders to comfortably put both feet on the ground when stopping and for maximum rider confidence.
Dual floating front brake discs measure 290mm in diameter and work with dual piston calipers; single 240mm rear disc brake disc works with a single piston caliper.
Rear shock spring is preload adjustable over a seven step range and rear wheel travel is 130 mm.
Single rear shock is connected to the rectangular-section steel swingarm through a progressive linkage which allows the suspension to react smoothly to bumps and improve overall ride comfort.
Front forks feature 41mm stanchions with spring preload adjustability over a 15mm range and front wheel travel is 4.9 in.
Instrument cluster is positioned above the headlight and provides an analog tachometer, LCD digital speedometer, LCD dual trip-meters and odometer. An LCD digital clock, and LCD digital gear position indicator are also featured.Indicator lights include a two way remaining fuel warning lamp, backed up by an LCD digital reserve trip meter.
Fuel pump is lighter and more compact and located within the 15 liter fuel tank.
Organically shaped multi reflector headlight incorporates high and low beams as well as a position light and flanked by chrome lens turn indicators.
Compact combination tail and brake light is packaged neatly underneath the rear seat framed by stylish seat rails and also flanked by clear lens turn indicators.
Dunlop qualifiers sport radials are fitted with a 120/70ZR17 front and a 160/60ZR17 rear tire.
Stylish 17 inch cast aluminum -alloy wheels feature a new five spoke design with a 17 x 3.50 inch front wheel and a 17 x 5.00 inch rear wheel.
Tubular handlebar shape and footpeg positions are designed to work with the seat position to add to rider comfort.
The carefully shaped seat has ample padding and the rear edges are bolstered to support the rider’s hips well.
European inspired styling treatment features sleek flowing lines and an unmatched elegant look.
2017 Suzuki SV650S – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD
2017 Suzuki SV650S – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
2017 Suzuki SV650S – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £4999 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Dimensions and Weights
Overall length: 2085mm (82.1in)
Overall width: 730mm (28.7in)
Overall height: 1170mm (46.1in)
Wheelbase: 1425mm (56.1in)
Seat height: 800mm (31.5in)
Kerb Mass: 196.0kg (432.1lbs)
Fuel capacity: 17.0litres (3.7 UK gallons)
Ground clearance: 155mm (6.1in)
Engine capacity: 645cc
Engine: 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90° degree V-twin
Bore: 81mm x 62.6mm
Compression ratio: 11.5 : 1
Lubrication: Wet sump
Ignition: Electronic ignition (Transistorised)
Fuel system: Fuel injection
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Power: 53.00kW @ 9000rpm (71.00hp)†
Torque: 64.00N.m @ 7200rpm (47.00lb.ft)†
Front suspension: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear suspension: Link, type, coil spring, oil damped
Front brakes: Disc brake, twin
Rear brakes: Disc brake
Front tyres: 120/60ZR17 M/C (55W) tubeless
Rear tyres: 160/60ZR17 M/C (69W) tubeless
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