We ride the 2018/2019 SV650X from Suzuki and come away surprised. It's an engaging V-twin with a sweet chassis and huge grin factor... Video Review: Jeff Ware Photography/Video: Kris Hodgson

We recently spent a few weeks with the full power version of the SV650X, a cafe racer styled SV that arrived last year. We still only have this, the 2018 version, here in Australia, so for us it is a current model. The 2019 has had some upgrades to brakes and styling, however, the 2018 is a fantastic motorcycle. Keep an eye out for the full written review next month…

The stylish 2018 cafe racer inspired SV650X


2018 Suzuki SV650X Specifications


Price:  $10,690 Ride-Away
Warranty: Two-year, unlimited kilometre
Colours: Glass Sparkle Black/Metallic Grey

Claimed power: 56kW(75hp)@8500rpm
Claimed torque: 64Nm@8100rpm
Wet weight: 198kg
Fuel capacity: 14.5L

Engine: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC, V-twin, 81 x 62.6mm bore x stroke, 645cc, 11.2:1 compression, SDTV dual 39mm throttle-body, two-into-one exhaust system, Low RPM Assist, Suzuki Easy Start,  TI-ISC

Gearbox: Six-speed, constant mesh
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Chassis: Rake: 25°, Trail: 106mm

Suspension: 41mm forks, preload adjustable, 125mm travel, Link-type rear shock, 7-way preload adjustable

Brakes: Nissin ABS, dual 290mm front rotors, two-piston Tokico calipers, single 240mm rear rotor, single-piston caliper

Wheels & Tyres: Five-spoke lightweight cast aluminium wheels, 3.50 x 17in, 5.00 x 17in, 120/70 – 17, 160/60 – 17, Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier

Wheelbase: 1445mm
Seat height: 790mm
Overall height: 1090mm
Overall width: 730mm

Instruments: Multi-function LCD display


Suzuki SV650X Gallery

Share this article
Share this article