The third generation Suzuki SV650 will be replacing the SFV650 Gladius globally, but the automaker has no plans to introduce the model in India in the near future.
Suzuki has an interesting pavilion at the ongoing 2015 EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan having revealed the new GSX-R1000 concept that is making heads turn. For the middle-weight lovers, the automaker has unveiled the new SV650 motorcycle at the show that aims to revive the classic SV model and replaces the outgoing SVF650 Gladius. In its third generation, the SV650 is lighter while the retro inspired styling does leave a lasting impression.
The 2017 Suzuki SV650 uses a light-weight steel trellis frame underneath with minimal bodywork and gets a re-designed fuel tank that is now 2.5-inches narrower. The updated chassis gets 70 new components while the engine also gets 60 new or re-designed parts. The SV650 uses a light-weight exhaust unit with the overall weight restricted to 200 kgs, ahelping the bike manoeuvre better than its predecessor.
Power on the third generation Suzuki SV650 comes from a 645cc liquid-cooled, V-twin engine that belts out 76 PS at 8500 RPM and 64 Nm of torque at 8100 RPM, paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The new motor gets two spark plugs per cylinder to optimise ignition and Dual Throttle Valve fuel injection system with 10-hole fuel injectors for improved combustion. The automaker claims that the new engine offers improved fuel economy and lower emissions.
Suspension duties on the Suzuki SV650 are performed by 41 mm telescopic front forks and a link-type setup at the rear, while braking performance comes from 290 mm dual front discs and a 240 mm single rear disc sourced from Nissin. The bike gets an all-digital instrument console which is loaded on information for the rider’s convenience. The SV650 makes for a compelling naked middle-weight motorcycle that is also extremely practical. While it makes a lot of sense for India, Suzuki has not plans to bring the model anytime soon but we do hope it considers otherwise.