Suzuki’s SV650 will be available from Australian dealerships in both learner approved and full-powered platforms for 2018, and both are due to arrive next month (April) carrying a manufacturer’s recommended price of $10,190 ride away.

Today’s mid capacity street motorcycle market is mostly parallel twins or inline four-cylinder engines. Suzuki believes its unique 645cc V-twin offers a great engine character for this segment, thanks to the linear power it delivers throughout the rev range.

Suzuki's 2018 SV650 boasts some major updates on the LAMS version previously released

Suzuki’s 2018 SV650 boasts some major updates on the LAMS version previously released

While at lower RPMs, this engine delivers powerful torque that’s easy to handle and a deep throaty sound. At the mid-range, the power of the engine responds linearly and smoothly. Finally at higher RPMs, the V-twin cruises along with performance ready to go, even in higher gears.

The full-powered version punches out 56.0kW at 8500rpm with 64Nm of torque at 8100rpm, while a Learner Approved (LAMS) version offers output lowered to 35kW at 8500 rpm with 56.5Nm of torque at 4000rpm and is tuned for the low-to-mid rpm range.

It'll be available in a full power version as well as a LAMS compliant version this time, boasting the V-twin powerplant and eye catching trellis frame

It’ll be available in a full power version as well as a LAMS compliant version this time, boasting the V-twin powerplant and eye catching trellis frame

The 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 comfortable and offer an easy reach to the ground. In addition, a luggage loop is available for securing cargo.

Large 290mm dual front disc brakes and 240mm rear brake disc provide stopping power and the SV650 features ABS by Nissin.

Dual front disc brakes promise solid performance

Dual front disc brakes promise solid 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 Metallic Triton Blue / Pearl Glacier White colour schemes.

2018 Suzuki SV650 in Metallic Triton Blue / Pearl Glacier White

2018 Suzuki SV650 in Metallic Triton Blue / Pearl Glacier White

For further information on the 2018 Suzuki SV650 range, interested customers should visit their nearest Suzuki dealer, who can be found through the dealer locator on suzukimotorcycles.com.au

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