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Excellent

ProLight, economical, easy to ride and fun. Comfortab...

ConsSound with standard can! Niggly quality issues..

After my Z750 was written off (not pleased!) I had to find a replacement bike. I eventually decided to get an SV650s. I plumped for a used 2000 model "curvy" SV (as pictured) I'll sum it up pretty easily for you guys Engine Carbed Vtwin with a 650cc (near enough!) capacity. Pulls well from...

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Excellent

ProPrice, looks, power, easy to ride.

ConsSpeeding tickets, you'll want another one to park ...

After spending far too long admiring other peoples' motorcycles and wondering how great it would be to finally learn how to ride one myself, I decided this was the year I was finally going to learn to ride. Okay, seriously, I turned 30, almost had a nervous breakdown, and decided I needed a...

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Excellent

ProBrilliant first / budget bike, sporty all rounder,...

ConsBudget suspension, budget feel

I passed my Direct Access test in 2002, and was looking for a newbie friendly bike to get some miles under my belt, and do the commuting to work. Having no prior experience, I needed a user friendly bike with a bit of poke to keep me interested. The logical choice was the Suzuki SV650. Dubbed by...

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Excellent

ProFast and Furious meets MR smoothie

ConsNot a lot

I own a 2002 SV650s and i must say that the bike cant be praised enough in my opion. The SV650 is the new kid on the block and you wont go far wrong if you buy one.The SV650 is fast becoming one of the best middleweight bikes around and deservedly so. With the V at an angle of 90 degrees there is...

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Excellent

“My first bike”

published 16/08/2000

ProFast, reliable, economical, good looks

Consyou get wet when it rains :-)

Bought this bike a month ago and i`m very impressed with it. Been running it in but couldn`t resist giving it a squeeze- and it flies!! Don`t have much to compare it to being my first bike but this is what i know- Gets 150 miles out of a tank that makes it about 50mpg. Handles really well. Taking...

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Excellent

ProCheap, easy to ride, insurance friendly, great fir...

ConsBuild quality, when you park it next to a 900 or 1...

As a 22 year old who has always been into biking i decided to do my full test last september. I passed 2nd time (had trouble with a u turn in the wet on 1st!) and set about looking for my first 'big' bike. On a budget of about £2500 i had a fair few choices - the insurance companies managed to...

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Excellent

ProPerformance, purchase price, cheap insurance, resa...

ConsMay want a bigger bike after awhile. Cheesy-lookin...

I have owned and driven many motorcycles for about eleven years now, and always enjoy the versatility of a "middle-weight" bike. The Suzuki SV 650 is by far the greatest value on the market right now. For under $7,500 US you get a very sharp looking bike that performs well and does everything you...

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Excellent

“SUZUKI SV650 plaything”

published 16/05/2001

ProFast, Fun, Economical Silly plaything!

ConsIt hurts if you get knocked off!

Not feeling poetic so a simple list for you!... BUY IT BECAUSE: -it's perfectly quick -not too much pokey power, just smooth torque up to about 130MPH and 0-60 in just over 4secs! -it wheelies superbly (because of the nice smooth low down power) -Handles superbly -superb knee down fun...

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Excellent

ProSexy styling, useful torque, sounds nice, well bal...

ConsGearbox iffy when cold, forks and fixings can corr...

I have a 2001 model sv650 S in metallic blue with full fairing and rear seat hump. Quite a jump from my 70's 2 stroke but I have ridden an NTV 650 V twin for 3 years so not too much of a shock. I'm fairly new to the bike but in the short time I've owned it I have been impressed with the...

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Excellent

published 07/05/2007

After a hard 2 months looking for a new bike, I finally decided to go SV. 7 months on and I Still haven’t looked back. This bike always puts a smile on my face every time I get on it. If you want to personalise it a little, then there are loads of minor or major extras you can add. The best (in my opinion) is the K2, it is still Carbs and has a little more punch that the standard fuel injection. So, if you are a novice and your looking at an SV, I completely and utterly assure you that you will not regret it. If you’re a little more seasoned with the bike, I’ll see you on the next SV day. Have fun and enjoy this fantastic machine. SVRider

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Super

“Bargain blaster”

published 25/08/2008

ProEngine, chassis and price

ConsSoft forks

The best budget middle weight bike out there. The engine produces good power throughout the rev range. It may be a few bhp down against the four cylinder opposition but it more than makes up for this in lowdown and midrange grunt. The engine also loves to rev, especially for a twin. The handling...

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Excellent

published 23/07/2008

The business as a first bike, or if you have had a sportsbike that you cant use properly and you require some fun. All the good comments that are posted on these reviews and on all of the ofher sites, magazines etc are true! I bought a 2004 naked sv in blue for £1700, with 5000 miles courtesy of ebay, WHAT A STEAL, all my friends who own harleys, CBRs, Gixers all have to admit i stole the bike because of how good it is and the price i paid. Nippy, looks well, good riding position, i even find it comfortable. 2 hours before a little numbness creeps in.

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Excellent

ProPulls in any gear, forgiving ride, excellent handl...

ConsMirrors are a bit naff.

I've been riding bikes since 1979 and was a Star Rider instructor in the 80's. I'm no expert on bikes but I've seen them come and go. Every now and then something comes along that is a classic in its own era. Some last, like the CBR 600 & GSXR 600/750, some burn out, like the GT380 &...

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Super

Provery good value, great motor, top japanese bike.

Constry a Ducati, and sadly you will see everything ab...

if I had written this review a year ago it would have been much kinder, but about 10 months ago I bought a Ducati 999, and I now realised how poor a copy the SV is of the origional. As a direct comparison, on paper the SV is a great bike, and in the metal it is even better. sweet handleing, gutsy...

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Excellent

“SV650S BY A VIRGIN BIKER”

published 16/08/2000

ProSmooth gear changes, Good acceleration at low torq...

ConsPoor mirrors & vibration at high speed, Low powere...

I bought a yellow SV650S in March 99 after passing my test in Oct 98. Naturally being my first bike I have nothing to compare it against in terms of handling , performance etc. I wanted a bike mainly for commuting (25 mile round trip) and occasional “fun days out”. The only modifications to date...

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Product Information : Suzuki SV650

Manufacturer's product description

Street, Sport

Product Details

Long Name: SV650

Bike Type: Sport; Street

Type: Motorbike

Manufacturer: Suzuki

Stroke: 4

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Listed on Ciao since: 16/08/2000