Delivering V-Twin fun for all riders, Suzuki Motor of America Inc. announces 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.
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 (with *ABS available). 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.
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.
*Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS. Note: ABS is equipped only with SV650A.