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2018 SV650 - Full-Powered and Learner Approved Versions for MY18


Suzuki’s SV650 will be available from Australian dealerships in both learner approved and full-powered platforms for MY18 release, both are due to arrive next month carrying a manufacturer’s recommended price of $10,190 ride away.


The “SV” designation in the SV650 stands for many things: Sporty V-twin, Superior Value, Simple and Versatile. Quite simply is a concept that an owner experiences rather than defining. Loaded with capabilities and exuding personality, daily commutes or weekend excursions on twisty roads are an easy and unforgettable ride.


Today’s mid capacity street 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 Suzuki V-twin engine is a marvel of engineering and superb versatility. While at lower RPMs, this engine delivers powerful torque that’s easy to handle and a deep throaty sound. Open the throttle to the mid-range, and the power of the engine responds linearly and smoothly, yet always under your control. Finally at higher RPMs, the V-twin cruises along with performance ready to go, even in higher gears.

The full-powered version punches out an impressive 56.0kW @8,500rpm with 64Nm of torque @8,100rpm.

In Learner Approved trim the output is lowered to 35kW @8,500 rpm with 56.5Nm of torque at 4,000rpm and is tuned to deliver strong torque in the low-to-mid rpm range whilst also conforming to the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) requirements.


The beautifully crafted trellis frame is constructed of lightweight steel material allowing an overall slimmed down appearance while proudly showcasing the robust V-twin engine.

Measuring in with a low 785mm seat height, 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 and 240mm rear brake disc provide incredible stopping performance and control. Compact and lightweight, the SV650 features state-of-the-art ABS technology manufactured by Nissin, thus making it possible to further reduce vehicle weight without sacrificing performance.


Packed full of the latest Suzuki technology, such as the handy Low RPM Assist function which raises engine rpm during take-offs or when navigating slowly through city traffic. The Suzuki Easy Start System makes engine starting a breeze with just one touch of the starter button.

Both models with be available in the stunning Metallic Triton Blue / Pearl Glacier White colour schemes and will go on sale in April.