The “SV” designation in the SV650 stands for many things: Sporty V-twin, Superior Value, Simple and Versatile. It’s always been one of those bikes which adds up to more than the sum of its parts.

Today’s 600-660cc learner motorcycle market is mostly powered by parallel twins or inline four-cylinder engines. Suzuki believes its unique 645cc V-twin offers the best engine character for this type of segment thanks to the linear power it delivers throughout the rev range.

The 645cc 90° DOHC liquid-cooled V-twin engine has been refined with over 60 redesigned parts and components. Designed to deliver strong torque in the low-to-mid rpm range and better fuel economy whilst still running smoothly in high rpm making this engine extremely versatile for a wide range of riding conditions. Its 35kW output at 8,500 rpm and 56.5Nm of torque at 4,000rpm meets the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) requirements

The engineers didn’t just stop at the powerplant though with more than 80 new parts and components built into the new chassis all designed to achieve a lighter mass and slimmer body work.

The newly designed trellis frame is constructed of lightweight steel material allowing an overall slimmed down appearance while proudly emphasising the beauty of the robust V-twin engine.

Achieving a slim body isn’t only about the motorcycle’s seat height. The SV650’s streamlined profile is the result of ergonomically shaped side covers and optimised seat design, which lets the rider straddle the motorcycle with their feet comfortably on the ground while stopped and the ability to easily lean into and navigate corners while riding. At its widest point the fuel tank has been reduced by 64.5mm.

Measuring in with the lowest seat height in class at 785mm high, the narrow, streamlined seat is designed to be nearly flat from front to back, giving riders a superior degree of visibility and grip in the upright position. In addition, a luggage loop is available for securing cargo.

Large 290mm dual front disc brakes with ABS and 240mm rear brake disc provide incredible stopping performance and control. Compact and lightweight, the SV650 introduces state-of-the-art ABS technology manufactured by Nissin, thus making it possible to further reduce vehicle weight without sacrificing performance.

The new SV650 is also packed full of the latest Suzuki technology. Such as the new Low RPM Assist function which raises engine rpm in launching or low rpm riding conditions via the ECM activating the ISC system. The Low RPM Assist system helps the rider achieve a smoother take-off and makes low speed riding such as through traffic or stop-start scenarios easier.

The SV650 is also equipped with Suzuki’s Easy Start System, firstly introduced on the GSX-S1000 the system engages the starter motor at a precisely timed preset interval to start the motorcycle with just a push of a button.

Available in three colour schemes Pearl Mira Red, Pearl Glacier White and Metallic Matte Black.

For further information or to pre-order the all-new Suzuki SV650, interested customers should visit their nearest Suzuki dealer, or check out