2018 Suzuki SV650 ABS

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Suzuki continues to refine this iconic motorcycle that embodies the sporty personality that only a lively, mid-sized V-twin roadster can deliver. The SV650 has a polished powerplant that provides surprising performance with low emissions and outstanding fuel economy, mated to refined trim and lightweight chassis that delivers a sporty, exciting ride. Like its predecessors, the 2018 SV650 promises to have the sparkling performance, style and value that a broad range of riders will enjoy.

Additional Features

  • Stylized Suzuki “S” 3-D emblems on the fuel tank and the fork upper bracket denotes the quality, sophistication and performance legacy of the brand.
  • A variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories for SV owners are available including a large selection of Suzuki logo apparel.
  • 12-month limited warranty

Chassis Features

  • Racing stripes and refined fuel tank shape enhances the motorcycle’s sporty character. Fuel tank capacity is an ample 3.8 gal. (14.5L) for both US and California specification models.
  • New Blue/White color scheme is reminiscing of past Suzuki racing models while a new Black color scheme is set off by the trellis frame finished in a bright red to deliver a European sport look.
  • The compact, lightweight chassis is covered with slim bodywork to create a bike that’s agile and fun to ride on a variety of streets – such as city traffic, highway, rural roads and winding roads.
  • The ready-to-ride weight of the 2018 SV650 is just 432 lb.
  • The high-strength steel, trellis-style frame is key to the motorcycle’s trim and intelligent dimensions. The seat height is just 785mm (30.9 in.) and is the lowest in the 600 – 800cc street bike class.
  • The SV650’s fuel tank is short and narrow but maintains the same 3.8 US gallon fuel capacity in both US and California versions.
  • The frame is mated to a steel, beam-type swingarm with a straightforward chain tension adjuster system.
  • The 41mm conventional style front fork has a generous 4.9 in. ( 125mm) of wheel travel to provide a sporty, but plush ride.
  • New preload adjusters for 2018 on each fork leg allow the rider to quickly tune the front fork’s spring rate for riding conditions or load weight.
  • Link-type rear shock unit has 2.48 in. (63mm) stroke, and is tuned for a superb progressive feel and to react efficiently to varied road conditions while still delivering an agile and stable feel.
  • The rear shock’s spring pre-load is 7-way adjustable so you can easily adjust for a passenger or cargo.
  • Front brakes with dual, fully floating 290mm discs are grasped by two-piston TOKIKO calipers for strong braking performance. A compact Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) ensure braking power matches available traction.
  • Five-spoke cast-aluminum-alloy wheels are shod with lightweight, front and rear DUNLOP radial tires for sharp handling and good mileage.
  • New Dunlop ROAD SMART III tires are fitted for 2018 to help with handling and all-around tire performance.
  • The instrument panel has several features, including a tachometer, speedometer, odometer, dual trip meter, reserve trip meter, clock, coolant temperature/oil pressure indicator, gear position, plus fuel consumption and driving range data.
  • Well proportioned, tubular handlebars and mid-set foot controls create a sporting, yet ergonomically relaxed riding position.
  • Tastefully designed, round shaped headlight is multi-reflector type with 12V60/55W halogen bulb.
  • Bright, durable LED combination tail and brake light, plus front and rear, amber tinted turn signals.
  • Attention to rider comfort and confidence includes a carefully shaped seat with a high-grip cover, and integrated cargo retention loops that can pull out from under the seat.
  • The styling was conceived to express slim, lightweight design and to showcase the strength of V-twin engine. The clean, neatly shaped body lines are aimed to be appealing to a wide range of riders.
  • The slim fuel tank and seat joint aids the rider touch the ground better at stops.

Engine Features

  • Class exclusive*, 645cc DOHC 90°V-twin engine has been refined with more than 60 new parts to produce increased horsepower while conforming the latest emission requirements.
  • The energy efficient engine has new pistons that were engineered with use of FEM (Finite Element Method) analysis to achieve optimal rigidity and weight.
  • Each piston skirt has a special resin coating, and the other sliding part are tinned for less friction and greater durability – a first for a Suzuki motorcycle.
  • Suzuki’s innovative L-shaped piston rings contribute to reduce blow-by gas, resulting in less emissions and greater combustion efficiency.
  • SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material)-plated cylinders reduce friction and improve heat transfer and durability.
  • Both cylinder heads feature Suzuki’s original Dual Spark Technology for greater combustion efficiency, better fuel economy and cleaner emission.
  • The fuel injection system employs Suzuki’s innovative, SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) with 39mm throttle bodies. The secondary throttle valves are controlled by servo motor for smooth power delivery and optimum combustion efficiency.
  • Ten-hole; long-nosed type fuel injectors on each throttle body improves fuel atomization for better combustion efficiency and while reducing fuel consumption.
  • The EFI system employs O2 feedback and a precise intake pressure sensor for optimum combustion efficiency in various conditions, and reduces emissions to an incredibly low level.
  • Suzuki’s patented, Throttle-body Integrated Idle Speed Control (TI-ISC) eases starting, stabilizes the engine idle speed and helps lower emissions. The system is compact and lightweight.
  • The TI-ISC on the SV650 has a new Low RPM Assist feature that seamlessly adjusts engine speed during take-off and low-speed running to smooth the power delivery and to help eliminate the possibility of the rider stalling the motorcycle.
  • The Engine Control Module (ECM) provides state-of-the-art engine management and has enhanced settings to suit the intake and exhaust systems, resulting in better fuel economy and linear throttle response.
  • Advanced, transistorized ignition control programming helps maintain more precise spark timing to the four iridium, long-life spark plugs.
  • The SV650 features a new Suzuki Easy Start system (which was first featured on the GSX-S1000) lets the rider start the motorcycle with a momentary press of the start switch without pulling in the clutch lever when the transmission is in neutral.
  • The air cleaner case is all new to accommodate crankcase breather relocation from the engine cover and the capacity changes required for the increased engine power. The air intake funnels have staggered lengths to heighten mid-range torque.
  • The new exhaust system has a clean, functional appearance and lower weight. The 2-into-1 system has a catalyzer to further reduce emissions.
  • The high-efficiency radiator has an enlarged cooling fan for exceptional cooling capacity. To further control temperature, the engine is also fitted with a coolant-cooled, oil cooler that is compact and lightweight.
  • The close-ratio, six-speed transmission features carefully selected ratios that are equally well suited for commuting or spirited riding.
  • The multiplate clutch has precise worm-gear actuation for a light pull and consistent release point.

Key Features

  • Liquid cooled, 645cc, 4-stroke, DOHC, V-twin engine delivers increased performance.
  • Suzuki EFI system with Low RPM Assist makes take offs smooth and pleasant.
  • Trellis-style frame constructed of high-strength steel tubes contributes to the motorcycle’s lower weight and trim chassis.
  • Slim bodywork is aesthetically pleasing while aiding comfort and maneuverability.
  • Spring pre-load adjusters are added to the fork, and new Dunlop “Road Smart III’s make this the best handling bike in its class.

General Information

Manufacturer Suzuki
Model Year 2018
Model SV650 ABS
Model Code SV650AL8
Color Glass Sparkle Black

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual, 2-piston calipers, Twin-disc rotor

Rear - Single 1-piston caliper, Single-disc rotor

Tires

Front - 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W), tubeless

Rear - 160/60 ZR17 M/C (69W), tubeless

Dimensions

Length 84.3 in. (2,140 mm)
Width 29.9 in. (760 mm)
Weight Curb - 432.1 lbs. (196 kg)
Ground Clearance 5.3 in. (135 mm)
Wheelbase 56.9 in. (1,445 mm)
Seat Height 30.9 in. (785 mm)

Drivetrain

Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, DID520V0, 112L

Engine

Engine 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, 900 V-Twin
Displacement 645cc
Bore x Stroke 3.189 x 2.465 in. (81 x 62.6 mm)
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Fuel System Suzuki Fuel injection
Fuel Capacity 3.8 gal. (14.5 l)
Ignition

Electronic, transistorized

12 V, 60/55 W (H4)

LED

Clutch Wet, multi-plate type
Cooling Liquid
Lubrication Wet sump

Operational

Starting Electric
Suspension

Front - Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Rear - Link type, coil spring, oil damped

Other

Additional Colors Glass Sparkle Black
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty