[tps_header]Suzuki has launched the new and improved Suzuki SV650 for 2016 at the EICMA 2015.[/tps_header]
Suzuki SV650 is the second most popular bike from Suzuki after the GSX-R range. The Suzuki SV650 was first launched in the year 1999 and has ruled the segment since then. Hence, enthusiasts across the globe are cheering due to Suzuki’s move of bringing the classic back. The new Suzuki SV650 is mostly based on the SFV650 which houses the same engine that will power the new bike, it is 645 cc, 90 degree, V-Twin, liquid-cooled unit that produces 76 PS @ 8,500 RPM and a max torque of 64 NM @ 6,100 RPM. However, the engine has received more than 60 new parts to provide more low-to-mid raange power and torque. The engine is also claimed to deliver a better fuel economy and reduced emissions.
The new twin’s pistons were designed for better rigidity and weight and use new resin-coated piston skirts for reduced friction and better durability. The engine gets two spark plug for each valve for improved ignition. Dual Throttle Valve fuel-injection system from Suzuki has 10-hole fuel injectors for better combustion. The low-to-mid range power is also claimed to be increased by the new light-weight exhaust.
The new Suzuki SV650’s updated chassis receive more than 70 new parts and is combined with a new steel truss frame which altogether result in a weight reduction of 15 pounds compared to the older version. The braking function is conducted by a 290 mm dual disc brake in the front and a 240 mm disc at the rear with an ABS system manufactured by Nissin. The suspension system contains 41 mm telescopic forks at the front and link-tyre rear suspension. The bike rides on 17-inch cast aluminium wheels wrapped by radial tyres. A new low-rpm assist feature is added to the bike for moderating the throttle-body to provide optimum and consistent power for a better launch from stop.
The new Suzuki SV650 features a LCD instrument panel that displays all the important information about the ride like the gear position, speedometer, odometer, water-temperature gauge and a fuel gauge. The backlight of the LCD can be adjusted using the 7 different modes.
The bike is expected to make its sales debut by the second half of next year. If launched in India it directly rival the Kawasaki Z800, Triumph Speed Triple, Kawasaki Ninja 650 and the Ducati Scrambler.