2017 Suzuki SV650 Review
2017 Suzuki SV650 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
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 SV650 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. In addition, the SV650 has a new Low RPM Assist feature that seamlessly adjusts engine speed during take-off and low-speed running to smooth the power delivery and to help eliminate the possibility of the rider stalling the motorcycle. Like its predecessors, the 2017 SV650 promises to have the sparkling performance, style and value that a broad range of riders will enjoy. Also available with ABS.
You want a bike that makes every ride feel like a Sunday blast? We get it.
That’s why we’ve created the new SV650. Book a test ride to experience the punchy V-Twin engine, lightweight chassis and powerful brakes for yourself. Whether you’re new to bikes or a seasoned rider, the SV650 has the power, precision and poise to get you away from it all, no matter what day it is.
V-Twin Fun For All Riders
What started in 1999 as a motorcycle built to deliver “V-Twin fun”, the Suzuki SV650 quickly became renowned the world over. Not only was this a motorcycle with universal appeal, but it was well-suited to urban roads and was right at home on the racetrack too.
Presenting the newest version of the SV650, it comes complete with the latest Suzuki innovations and will set the bar even higher for V-Twin fun and performance.
The SV650’s V-Twin comes loaded with capabilities and exudes personality, to make sure your daily commutes or weekend blasts are an unforgettable ride. No matter if you’ve just gained your licence or you’ve been riding for years, the SV650’s light weight and ultra-slim profile make you want to take to the road again and again.
V-Twin Power For the Street
The SV650’s 645cc, DOHC, 90° V-Twin engine is calibrated with irregular firing intervals to create a unique heartbeat-like sound and linear power delivery. The engine has a broad range that’s extremely rider friendly. Combine this power plant with the SV650’s slim design and lightweight body, and you have a riding experience that will bring reward and enjoyment every time you turn the key.
Performance and Efficiency
The Suzuki V-Twin engine is a marvel of engineering with superb versatility. While at lower RPM, this engine delivers powerful torque that’s easy to handle and a deep robust sound. Open the throttle to mid-range, and the power of the engine’s response is linear and smoothly, yet always under your control. Then at higher RPM, the V-Twin has performance ready to go, even in the higher gears. As well as this great performance the engine is also extremely fuel efficient delivering a class leading 26.05 km/L (73.6 MPG) and meets the latest emissions requirements.
2017 Suzuki SV650 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 SV650 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Class exclusive*, 645cc DOHC 90°V-twin engine has been refined with more than 60 new parts to produce increased horsepower while conforming the latest emission requirements.
The energy efficient engine has new pistons that were engineered with use of FEM (Finite Element Method) analysis to achieve optimal rigidity and weight.
3 Each piston skirt has a special resin coating, and the other sliding part are tinned for less friction and greater durability – a first for a Suzuki motorcycle.
Suzuki’s innovative L-shaped piston rings contribute to reduce blow-by gas, resulting in less emissions and greater combustion efficiency.
SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material)-plated cylinders reduce friction and improve heat transfer and durability.
4 Both cylinder heads feature Suzuki’s original Dual Spark Technology for greater combustion efficiency, better fuel economy and cleaner emission.
The fuel injection system employs Suzuki’s innovative, SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) with 39mm throttle bodies. The secondary throttle valves are controlled by servo motor for smooth power delivery and optimum combustion efficiency.
Ten-hole; long-nosed type fuel injectors on each throttle body improves fuel atomization for better combustion efficiency and while reducing fuel consumption.
The EFI system employs O2 feedback and a precise intake pressure sensor for optimum combustion efficiency in various conditions, and reduces emissions to an incredibly low level.
5 Suzuki’s patented, Throttle-body Integrated Idle Speed Control (TI-ISC) eases starting, stabilizes the engine idle speed and helps lower emissions. The system is compact and lightweight.
6 The TI-ISC on the SV650 has a new Low RPM Assist feature that seamlessly adjusts engine speed during take-off and low-speed running to smooth the power delivery and to help eliminate the possibility of the rider stalling the motorcycle.
The Engine Control Module (ECM) provides state-of-the-art engine management and has enhanced settings to suit the intake and exhaust systems, resulting in better fuel economy and linear throttle response.
Advanced, transistorized ignition control programming helps maintain more precise spark timing to the four protruded-tip, long-life spark plugs.
7 The SV650 features a new Suzuki Easy Start system (which was first featured on the GSX-S1000) lets the rider start the motorcycle with a momentary press of the start switch without pulling in the clutch lever when the transmission is in neutral.
The air cleaner case is all new to accommodate crankcase breather relocation from the engine cover and the capacity changes required for the increased engine power. The air intake funnels have staggered lengths to heighten mid-range torque.
8 The new exhaust system has a clean, functional appearance and lower weight. The 2-into-1 system has a catalyzer to further reduce emissions.
9 The newly designed, high-efficiency radiator has an enlarged cooling fan for exceptional cooling capacity. To further control temperature, the engine is also fitted with a coolant-cooled, oil cooler that is compact and lightweight.
The close-ratio, six-speed transmission features carefully selected ratios that are equally well suited for commuting or spirited riding.
The multiplate clutch has precise rack & pinion actuation for a light pull and consistent release point.
Dozens of new parts create a compact, lightweight chassis with slim bodywork that’s agile and fun to ride on a variety of streets – such as city traffic, highway, rural roads and winding roads.
The ready-to-ride weight of the 2017 SV650 ABS is 18 pounds less than the 2015 SFV650 ABS. The curb weight of the new SV650 is 15 pounds less than the SFV650.
The high-strength steel, trellis-style frame is key to the motorcycle’s trim and intelligent dimensions. The seat height is just 785mm (30.9 in.) and is the lowest in the 600 – 800cc street bike class.
10 The SV650’s fuel tank width is 64.5mm (2.5 in.) narrower than the 2015 SFV650 but maintains the same fuel capacity. The slim fuel tank and seat joint aids the rider touch the ground better at stops.
The frame is mated to a steel, beam-type swingarm with a straightforward chain tension adjuster system.
The 41mm conventional style front fork has a generous 125mm (4.9 in.) of wheel travel to provide a sporty, but plush ride.
Link-type single rear shock absorber produces 130mm (5.1 in.) of rear wheel travel, and is tuned for a superb progressive feel and to react efficiently to varied road conditions while still delivering an agile and stable feel.
11 The rear shock’s spring pre-load is 7-way adjustable so you can easily adjust for a passenger or cargo.
Front brakes with fully floating 290mm discs are grasped by two-piston TOKIKO calipers for strong braking performance.
Five-spoke cast-aluminum-alloy wheels are shod with lightweight, front and rear DUNLOP radial tires for sharp handling and good mileage.
12 The instrument panel has several features, including a tachometer, speedometer, odometer, dual trip meter, reserve trip meter, clock, coolant temperature/oil pressure indicator, gear position, plus fuel consumption and driving range data.
12 Well proportioned, tubular handlebars and mid-set foot controls create a sporting, yet ergonomically relaxed riding position.
13 Tastefully designed, round shaped headlight is multi-reflector type with 12V60/55W halogen bulb.
14 Bright, durable LED combination tail and brake light, plus front and rear turn signals with clear lenses which glow amber when lit.
15 Attention to rider comfort and confidence includes a carefully shaped seat with a high-grip cover, and integrated cargo retention loops that can pull out from under the seat.
Racing stripes and refined fuel tank shape enhances the motorcycle’s sporty character. Fuel tank capacity is an ample 14.5L (3.8 US gal), CA model (13.8L, 3.6 US gal).
Stylized Suzuki “S” 3-D emblems on the fuel tank and the fork upper bracket denotes the quality, sophistication and performance legacy of the brand.
A variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories for SV owners are available including a large selection of Suzuki logo apparel.
12-month limited warranty
2017 Suzuki SV650 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $6999 USD
Engine 645 cc, 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-Twin
Bore x Stroke 3.19 in x 2.46 in (81.0 x 62.6mm)
Compression Ratio 11.2: 1
Fuel System Fuel injection
Lubrication Wet sump
Transmission 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive Chain
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped, spring preload 7-step adjustable
Brakes Front Twin 2-piston calipers, 290 mm discs
Brakes Rear Single 1-piston caliper, 240 mm disc
Tires Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
Tires Rear 160/60ZR17M/C (69W), tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.8 US gal (14.5 L) / 3.6 US gal (13.8 L) CA model
Color Pearl Mira Red & Pearl Glacier White
Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Dimensions and Curb Weight
Overall Length 2140 mm (84.2 in.)
Overall Width 760 mm (29.9 in.)
Wheelbase 1445 mm (56.9 in.)
Ground Clearance 135 mm (5.3 in.)
Seat Height 785 mm (30.9 in.)
Curb Weight 195 kg (429.9 lbs.)
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty
2017 Suzuki SV650 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for pricing in CDN
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2017 Suzuki SV650 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £5699 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Dimensions and Weights
Overall length: 2140mm (84.3in)
Overall width: 760mm (29.9in)
Overall height: 1090mm (42.9in)
Wheelbase: 1445mm (56.9in)
Seat height: 785mm (30.9in)
Kerb Mass: 197.0kg (434.3lbs)
Fuel capacity: 13.8litres (3 UK gallons)
Ground clearance: 135mm (5.3in)
Engine capacity: 645cc
Engine: 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC V-Twin
Bore: 81mm x 62.6mm
Compression ratio: 11.2 : 1
Lubrication: Wet sump
Ignition: Electronic ignition (Transistorised)
Fuel system: Fuel injection
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
CO2: 89 g/km
Power: 56.00kW @ 8500rpm (76.14ps)†
Torque: 64.00N.m @ 8100rpm (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: 120/70R17 M/C (58W) tubeless
Rear tyres: 160/60R17 M/C (69W) tubeless
†Power and torque conversions to imperial/metric units (in brackets) are approximate and included as a guide only.
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