2018 Suzuki SV650 ABS Review

2018 Suzuki SV650 ABS

2018 Suzuki SV650 ABS


2018 Suzuki SV650 ABS on Total Motorcycle:

Suzuki continues to refine this iconic motorcycle that embodies the sporty personality that only a lively, mid-sized V-twin roadster can deliver. The SV650 ABS has a polished powerplant that provides surprising 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 2018 SV650 ABS promises to have the sparkling performance, style and value that a broad range of riders will enjoy..

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What started in 1999 as a motorcycle built to deliver “V-Twin fun”, the Suzuki SV650 quickly became a rider’s phenomenon around the world. Not only was this universal motorcycle well-suited for urban roads but it was right at home on the racetrack too. Raising the “V-Twin fun machine” performance even higher with latest Suzuki innovations, the SV650 now sets a higher standard.

The SV650 is a rider’s go-anywhere dream machine.

Value, Simple and Versatile. Yet, it quite simply is a concept that you actually experience rather than try to define. Loaded with capabilities and exuding personality, your daily commutes or weekend excursions on winding roads are an unforgettable ride.

The SV650’s lightweight and ultra-slim profile give you the confidence to take to the road.

V-Twin Fun for all Riders

SV650 sets the bar higher for V-Twin fun and performance, loaded with capabilities and personality, your commutes or weekend blasts will be unforgettable.

V-Twin fun and Performance

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.


Light Weight

With a remarkable weight of only 196kg*, the SV650 makes manoeuvring and handling a sheer joy. The benefits of making the motorcycle lightweight are multi-fold — more responsive acceleration, nimble handling and greater confidence in manoeuvring. Riders of all levels can take to the city or winding roads and experience unrestricted fun.

Slim Body

Achieving a slim body isn’t only about the motorcycle’s seat height. The SV650’s streamlined profile is the result of ergonomically shaped side covers and optimised seat design, which let you straddle the motorcycle with your feet on the ground comfortably while stopped and easily lean into and manage corners while riding.

Truss pipe frame

The truss is constructed of lightweight steel material that allows an overall slimmed down appearance while proudly emphasising the beauty of the robust V-Twin engine.

V-Twin Power For The Street

Suzuki’s V-Twin engine’s calibrated irregular firing intervals create a unique heartbeat-like sound and linear power delivery. The engine has broad range of potential. In local club racing V-Twin cup, the starting grid is still filled with SV650’s. While it has such a great potential, the motorcycle easily fit in the city riding conditions. Combine this power plant with the SV650’s slim design and lightweight body, and you have a ride experience that can amplify seemingly endless potential.


The aluminium die-cast cylinder adopts the patented Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) chrome-plated cylinder, which provides high heat dissipation properties and resistance to wear. The hard exterior coat makes it possible to efficiently dissipate high heat while reducing friction, and achieve a consistent wear resistant seal on the piston rings.

Dual Spark Technology

Suzuki’s Dual Spark Technology utilises two spark plugs per cylinder for precision ignition. The result is high combustion efficiency, smooth power delivery, low fuel consumption and low emissions.

Low RPM Assist

TI-ISC has the Low RPM Assist control function. In the launching operation or low rpm riding conditions, ECM activates ISC system. By opening the ISC circuits, engine rpm slightly raises. Normally in launching the motorcycle, engine rpm drops when the clutch is engaged. This general behavior causes engine stall. The Low RPM Assist helps rider for smooth launching operation in low rpm range. It also makes easy to ride at low speed in stop and go traffic.

Pistons & Rings

In order to support overall fuel efficiency and emissions control, the V-Twin engine adopts two innovations: resin coating on the piston skirt for minimised friction between the cylinder and piston, and a special L-shaped piston ring for enhanced seal performance and blow-by gas reduction.

Dual Spark 90° V-Twin

The Suzuki V-Twin engine is a marvel of engineering and superb versatility. While at lower RPMs, 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 responds linearly and smoothly, yet always under your control. Finally at higher RPMs, the V-Twin cruises with performance ready to go, even at higher gears. The V-Twin meets the latest EURO4 emissions regulations while achieving class-leading fuel economy (3.9L / 100km [26km / L] * ) and high maximum output.  In WMTC mode measured by SUZUKI

SDTV Fuel injection

The SV650 features Suzuki’s performance-proven Dual Throttle Valve fuel-injection system, which includes dual butterfly valves per cylinder for enhanced power output efficiency. Combined with the ten-hole fuel injectors, fuel-combustion efficiency is further optimised as well as smooth power delivery and fuel economy. Furthermore, the system includes a thin and light 39mm throttle body with a built-in ISC (Idle Speed Control), providing optimized idling stability and environmental performance.





2018 Suzuki SV650 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Dual Spark 90° V-Twin

The 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 smooth, yet always under your control. Then at higher RPM, the V-Twin has performance ready to go.

V-Twin Power for the Street

Dual Spark Technology

Exhaust System


Lightweight Chassis

With a remarkable ready to ride weight of only 197kg, the SV650 makes manoeuvring and handling easy and pleasurable. The SV650 makes good use of its light weight with responsive acceleration, nimble handling and absolute confidence in manoeuvring. Riders of all levels can take to the city or winding roads and experience unrestricted fun.


Slim Body

The SV650’s streamlined profile is the result of ergonomically shaped side panels and optimised seat design, which let you straddle the motorcycle with your feet on the ground if stopped or for easy changes of position while flowing through corners. The narrow, streamlined seat is 785mm in height and is designed almost flat from front to rear, yet gives riders a high degree of grip in the upright position. Despite its ample 13.8 litre capacity, the fuel tank is slim and sports an ergonomic form for maximum rider comfort.



The front suspension system employs durable 41mm telescopic right way upfront forks with 125mm travel. While the rear features link-type suspension with a stroke of 63mm and is pre-load adjustable to one of 7 pre-defined settings. Together, the SV650’s suspension system ensures consistent ride-ability and sporty handling performance.


Wheels and Tyres

The five-spoke cast aluminium wheels create a sporty look. For an excellent balance of cornering performance and straight line speed stability, the SV650 uses the Dunlop radial sport 120/70ZR17M/C for the front and 160/60ZR17M/C for the rear.


Brakes and ABS

The SV650’S stopping performance comes courtesy of large 290mm dual front disc brakes and a 240mm rear brake disc provide incredible performance and control. Compact and lightweight, the SV650 has state-of-the-art ABS technology¹ manufactured by Nissin, thus making it possible to further reduce vehicle weight without sacrificing performance.


Advanced Rider Technology

The SV650 is equipped with some of the most advanced rider technology available, including Low RPM Assist and Suzuki Easy Start System.


Low RPM Assist

Suzuki Easy Start System


New SV Look

The overall shape expresses its slim, lightweight design and is intended to enhance the strength of V-Twin engine. Clean, neatly shaped body lines have been styled to appeal to a wide variety of riders. A combination of black plastics and painted parts emphasise its slim, sporty and lightweight looks.


Classic Style Headlight

The round multi-reflector headlight is designed to distribute the maximum amount of light to ensure the SV650 is always seen. In classic SV650 style, the distinctive round shape is used not only for its original aesthetic but also allows for easy customisation.


Striking Rear LED Lights

An integrated twin-LED tail light and brake light configuration is compact and slim. High performance LEDs deliver excellent visibility and high durability, and makes for sharp and sleek rear section.


Full LCD Instruments

A multifunction LCD instrument panel displays; gear position, digital speedometer, tachometer, as well as indicators for odometer, tripmeter, clock, water temperature gauge and fuel gauge. The backlight is adjustable in six levels of brightness and can be set to your preference.




2018 Suzuki SV650 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine Features

A 652cc, SOHC, single-cylinder, air-cooled four-stroke engine with TSCC (Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers) cylinder head and high mass crankshaft produces strong low-end power and torque.

An electric starter with automatic decompression system provides quick, easy engine starting.

Precise electronic ignition system with maintenance-free battery.

A smooth-shifting 5-speed transmission is complemented by a low-maintenance belt-drive system that’s quiet, durable, and simple to adjust and clean.

Sculpted engine features a rich, blacked-out treatment with a large, visually striking cylinder and head with highlighted cooling fins.


Chassis Features
Strong steel frame with tubular backbone that supports the chopper-style chassis.

Black-finish drag-style handlebar with upper fork clamp and custom-style rear view mirrors provide a striking appearance (similar to the larger Suzuki Boulevard models).

Attractive tear drop-shaped fuel tank (2.8 gal capacity) with flush-mounted speedometer.

Neatly painted steel front/rear fenders and side covers complement the fuel tank.

One-piece saddle adds to streamlined appearance. The deeply cushioned seat has a low 27.6 inches seat height that’s great for smaller or entry-level riders.

A wide 15″ rear tire and slim 19″ front tire provide a classic cruiser look.

Light weight (381lbs) for easy maneuverability.

A hydraulic front disc brake and drum-type rear brake provide strong, reliable braking performance.

The rear reflector is integrated with the taillight for a clean, finished appearance to the rear section of the bike.

Convenient hazard and passing light switches.


Additional Features
A variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories for Boulevard owners are available including a large selection of Suzuki logo apparel.

12-month, unlimited mileage, limited warranty. Longer warranty coverage period and other benefits are available through the Suzuki Extended Protection Plan (SEP).





2018 Suzuki SV650 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7,499 USD


Engine 645cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90O V-twin

Bore x Stroke   81.0 x 62.6 mm (3.189 x 2.465 in.)

Compression Ratio      11.2: 1

Fuel System     Suzuki Fuel Injection

Starter Electric

Lubrication      Wet sump

Drive Train

Transmission   6-speed, constant mesh

Clutch  Wet, multi-plate type

Final Drive       Chain, DID520V0, 112L


Suspension Front        Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Suspension Rear         Link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped

Brakes Front    Dual, 2-piston calipers, Twin-disc brake rotor

Brakes Rear     Single 1-piston caliper, single-disc brake rotor

Tires Front       120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless

Tires Rear        160/60ZR17M/C (69W), tubeless

Fuel Tank Capacity      14.5 L (3.8 US gallons)

Color   Glass Sparkle Black


Ignition            Electronic ignition (Transistorized)

Ignition            12 V, 60/55 W (H4)

Ignition            LED

Dimensions and Curb Weight

Overall Length 2140 mm (84.3 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    196 kg (432.1 lbs)


Warranty         12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty



2018 Suzuki SV650 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN





2018 Suzuki SV650 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Engine capacity 645cc Engine 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC V-Twin
Bore 81mm x 62.6mm (3.19in x 2.46in) Compression ratio 11.2 : 1
Lubrication Wet sump Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorised)
Fuel system Fuel injection Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Drive Chain Starter Electric
MPG* 74.34 CO2 89 g/km
Power 56.0kW @ 8500rpm (76PS) Torque 64.00Nm @ 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) Rear tyres 160/60R17 M/C (69W)
Overall length 2140mm (84.25in) Overall width 760mm (29.92in)
Overall height 1090mm (42.91in) Wheelbase 1445mm (56.89in)
Ground clearance 135mm (5.31in) Seat height 785mm (30.91in)
Kerb mass 197.0kg (434.31lbs) Fuel capacity 13.8 litres (3.0UK gallons)




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