2001 Suzuki SV 650S

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2001 Suzuki SV 650S
2001 Suzuki SV 650S


– 2001 Suzuki SV 650S


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.

NEW MODEL: SV650S – Engineered for Fun

When the SV650 rolled on the scene in 1999, riders of every experience level marvelled at how such a simple little bike could be so much fun to ride. With its V-twin power, lightweight chassis and comfortable seating position, it could turn even the most mundane commute into a great experience. Introduced at the same time, but not in the U.S., is the SV650S which has the same great performance, but in a sportier, half-faired package. Now, for 2001 the SV650S comes to the American market.

The SV650S is equipped with the same 90o V-twin engine and lightweight aluminum frame as the SV650, but the with these additional features:

– Half-fairing with dual headlamps and enclosed instrument panel
– Fairing-mounted mirrors and lower clip-on style handlebars
– Higher-mounted rearset footpegs
– Taller final drive ratio
– The SV650S is powered by a liquid-cooled, 90o V-twin engine with double-overhead-cams , 4-valves per cylinder, 39mm downdraft-style carburetors, 6-speed transmission and a 2-into-one exhaust system. The chassis consists of 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.

The SV650S – all the fun, lightweight performance the SV650 is known for, but with a sportier, open-road style and seating position.


Suggested Retail: $6,199*
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: 1,420 mm (55.9 in)
Dry Weight: 169 kg (372 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: 740 mm (29.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,130 (44.5 in)
Seat Height: 805 mm (31.7 in)
Ground Clearance: 140 mm (5.5 in)
Wheelbase: 1,420 mm (55.9 in)
Dry Weight: 169 kg (372 lbs)
Engine type: Liquid-cooled 645 cc V-twin, DOHC, 8 valves. 70 hp (51.5 kW)/ 9,000 rpm, 62 Nm/ 7.400 rpm.

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

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