Suzuki SV650 Suzuki SV650
When it comes to street bikes, the 650cc class is what most prefer. The Suzuki SV650 is a capable machine with the right features to make it one of the best street bikes ever. Since its release in 1999, it has been one of the leaders in the street bike segment in major countries across the world.
Suzuki SV650 Launch Date:
The new version of the SV650 is expected to be launched in India in February 2023 or later.
Suzuki SV650 Price:
Taking a hint from other markets, the Suzuki SV650 is expected to cost about Rs. 6.2 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi.
Suzuki SV650 Design:
This street bike is well balanced despite most of the mass being put to the front end. The SV650 is built around an exposed frame giving it a fearless stance. Although it has retained most of its design cues since 1999, the newest model has a few extra defining lines on the tank and headlight crown. An upswept exhaust does most of the talking in the rear. The SV650 is expected to be launched in Metallic Matte Black paint scheme. The tank is painted matte black, the rest of the body in metallic black while the frame and rims are painted dark blue. The three tone paint scheme makes it stand out of the crowd. The earlier models however came in Metallic Silver, Glass Sparkle Black as well as Metallic Matte Black.
Suzuki SV650 Dimension:
The dimensions and design of the SV650 has adequately matched the middle-weight street-bike segment. It is just 2.5 feet in width and 7 feet in length. An absence of a bash-plate on an already exposed engine, makes the engine and silencer bend-pipe even further. With a ground clearance of 135mm however, the SV640 should be able to negotiate through the streets well enough. The bike weighs 198 kilograms which is slightly lower than many Royal Enfield models.
Suzuki SV650 Features:
Apart from essential readings, the compact full digital LCD instrument cluster also displays coolant temperature, oil pressure, ABS alert, gear position, fuel consumption pattern and riding range. Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist feature under the EFI system adjusts the RPM according to the movement in traffic. This feature makes it quite impossible for the bike to stall while wading through traffic. The TI-ISC (Throttle-body Integrated Idle Speed Control) feature patented by Suzuki is included as a standard in the SV650. This system eases starting, regulates engine idling and reduces emissions.
Suzuki SV650 Engine and Performance:
A 645cc liquid-cooled 90 degree V-twin engine is mated with a 6-speed transmission. This mill produces 76 BHP at 8,500 RPM and 64 Nm torque at 8,100 RPM. Better engine management is given to the SV650 through its Engine Control Module (ECM). This system enhances the engine settings to provide better linear throttle response. The gear ratio is lower on this street bike to give better pickup.
Suzuki SV650 Mileage:
The Suzuki SV650 is popular among street bikes for returning a mileage of about 25 to 30 kilometres a litre. It has a fuel tank capacity of 14.5 litres. Both cylinder heads of this V-twin engine feature Suzuki’s Dual Spark Technology that has higher combustion efficiency thereby, giving cleaner emissions and better fuel efficiency.
Suzuki SV650 Rivals:
This midweight street bike has very few contenders. Direct rivals in terms of price and class include Kawasaki Ninja 650, Kawasaki Z650, Aprilia Tuono 660, Benelli TNT 600i, Triumph Trident 660, Royal Enfield Continental GT 650, Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, CFMoto 650 NK, KTM Duke 690 R and Yamaha MT-07. Kawasaki Vulcan S 650, Kawasaki Versys 650, Honda CB 650 R, Honda CBR 650 R, Triumph Tiger Sport 660, Suzuki V-Strom 650 and Ducati Scrambler are other noteworthy contenders to the Suzuki SV650....Read MoreRead Less