2001 Suzuki SV 650

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2001 Suzuki SV 650
2001 Suzuki SV 650


– 2001 Suzuki SV 650


Suzuki Katanas have long been known as motorcycles with the right combination of performance and value. A Katana combines sport-bike responsiveness with an ample amount of comfort that a motorcyclist needs for a weekday commute, or a weekend pleasure ride. Look at a Katana and you’ll see handlebars and footpegs that place the rider in a comfortable upright position, and a contoured seat that helps the rider stay focused on the ride. If you prefer the same level of comfort and versatility, but with V-twin performance there’s the compact SV650, new SV650S and sport-oriented TL1000S. Both of these streetwise, 90° V-twin powered machines offer plenty of value with unmistakable V-twin sound and feel.


The SV650 combines the visceral appeal of a small 90¼ V-twin engine with a lightweight aluminum frame and an ergonomically friendly seating position. The SV650 is powered by a double-over-head- cam, liquid-cooled, V-twin engine with 4-valves per cylinder operated by a lightweight chain-type cam drive system. To generate strong low-to-mid rpm power, the SV motor has been equipped with 39mm downdraft-style carburetors and a beautiful stainless steel 2-into-1 exhaust system.

Holding it all together is a lightweight truss-style aluminum frame and square-tube aluminum swingarm, plus 41mm forks, adjustable rear shock absorber, dual disc brakes and wide radial tires mounted on cast aluminum rims. Everything you’d want in a lightweight, nimble handling machine. Priced similar to the Bandit 600, the SV650 is a versatile machine that can put the fun back into weekday commutes or weekend pleasure rides.


Suggested Retail: $5,799*
Engine Type: Four-stroke, 90-degree V-Twin, liquid cooled, DOHC
Bore and Stroke: 81.0 mm x 62.6 mm
Front Brake: Dual Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake: Single Hydraulic Disc
Wheelbase: 1,415 mm (55.7 in)
Dry Weight: 165 kg (363 lbs)

*Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) shown do not include freight/ destination or other dealer charges.


Overall Length: 2 045 mm (80.5 in)
Overall Width: 760 mm (29.9 in)
Overall Height: 1 060 mm (41.7 in)
Seat height: 805 mm (31.7 in)
Ground Clearance: 140 mm (5.5 in)
Wheelbase: 1,415 mm (55.7 in)
Dry Weight: 165 kg (363 lbs)
Engine type: Liquid-cooled 645 cc V-twin, DOHC, 8 valves. 70 hp (51.1 kW)/ 9,000 rpm, 62 Nm/ 7,500 rpm.

Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.

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