Suzuki's SV650. Media sourced from Medium.
Suzuki's SV650. Media sourced from Medium.

Suzuki: Big Changes Coming to the SV650’s V-Heart

A New Contender for the Middleweight Sector?

From the MotoGP circuit to her recent about-face into sustainability, Suzuki has been more than a little busy – and now, we’ve just had notice that the Japanese bike marque could be punting out a new engine. 

The updates will likely put her next host smack into the likes of Yammie’s MT-07, KTM’s 790/890, Aprilia’s RS660/Tuono660, and other units in the middleweight sector – so let’s dive under the proverbial hood and get into it. 

Suzuki's SV650. Media sourced from CycleWorld.
Suzuki’s SV650. Media sourced from CycleWorld.

According to a report from RideApart, the piece being tested is a parallel-twin engine, and it’s been seen in the chassis of what appears to be some kind of new SV650. 

This wouldn’t be a bad idea; Suzuki’s SV650 has been stealing hearts across the county for years due to her bulletproof build, her torquey personality, the low seat height and even lower bang-for-buck qualities. 

One thing’s for sure – if they’re going to put a parallel into an SV650, they better do something about the name, and stat.

Parallel650 would be laughable. 

Suzuki's SV650. Media sourced from Ultimate Motorcycling.
Suzuki’s SV650. Media sourced from Ultimate Motorcycling.

Expect this bike, when debuted, to bean out a rough 700-800cc’s, which translates to more than 75 pretty ponies.

Like what you see?

Suzuki's SV650. Media sourced from Top Speed.
Suzuki’s SV650. Media sourced from Top Speed.

Be sure to check back for updates; drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from Suzuki, as well as Top Speed, Medium and CycleWorld*

Your email address will not be published.

 

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe
Get free access to the best motorcycle newsletter on the planet

Join The Newsletter