For those who may not know of this models rich history, Clutch and Chrome reviewed the successful past of the SV650 when we reviewed the new model.
Promising to deliver V-Twin fun for all riders, Suzuki announced today the highly anticipated 2017 SV650 and SV650 ABS motorcycles will be available at Suzuki dealers in June at suggested retail prices of $6,999 and $7,499, respectively. Recreated and updated, the early-release 2017 SV650 and SV650 ABS elevate the performance standard for V-Twin street-sport bikes, and for motorcycles priced below $7,500.
It’s important to note, Suzuki didn’t just dig out the old blueprints for this classic ride, instead took what riders loved about the SV650 in its time and brought it into today’s motorcycle world. Many of the features that made this an ideal bike for first time riders have been included and enhanced.
Reportedly it’s as fun as ever to ride.
2017 SV650 - Source Suzuki Motor of America
The 2017 SV650, both standard and ABS models, features a 645cc liquid-cooled, 90-degree V-twin with dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder head. Fed by Suzuki’s Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection system the new SV650 engine features more than 60 new parts to create a more powerful and cleaner-burning V-twin.
The SV650 features Suzuki’s new one-push easy-start system, first introduced on the 2016 GSX-S1000, an automatic idle speed control and a new Low-Rpm assist feature that lets the rider accelerate the motorcycle effortlessly from a stop while reducing the chance of a stall.
The bike’s updated chassis incorporates 80 new parts and components, resulting in a slimmer and lighter overall package. The 2017 SV650 weighs 15 pounds less than the SFV650. The trellis frame is constructed of lightweight, high-strength steel and it exposes the beauty of the updated V-twin engine.
The new SV650 uses a pair of large 290mm front brake rotors and a 240mm rear brake rotor for incredible stopping performance and control. Looking to the motorcycle being updated, it also offers the option of ABS.
The front suspension system uses 41mm telescopic Showa front forks, plus a link-type rear suspension. Together, the SV650’s suspension system ensures consistent and sporty handling performance. Radial tires run on stylish and lightweight 17-inch five-spoke cast aluminum wheels.
More information on the 2017 SV650 can be found in our article 'Suzuki's SV650 Readies To Ride Again'.
The new Suzuki SV650 will be available in in two colors: Pearl Mira Red, and Pearl Glacier White at a suggested retail price of $6,999. The SV650 ABS will be available in Pearl Mira Red for $7,499. Riders can find both models in Suzuki dealerships beginning in June, 2016.