2000 Suzuki SV 650

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  • SV-650: Suzuki Rediscovers The Magic

    Jul 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Remarkable versatility and value, great fun to ride
    Cons: Bargain-basement suspension components, disturbingly fast steering for novice riders

    Summary: It seems that once every decade or so one of the manufacturers will come out with a bike that is so versatile, affordable and flat-out fun to ride that the rest of the industry (and us pundits) will slap our foreheads and shout D'oh! to the ... read more

  • Perfect all-rounder

    Aug 24, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fuel economy
    Very quick
    Easily controllable power delivery
    Wide powerband
    Relatively lightweight
    Great aftermarket support
    Cons: Poor wind protection

    Summary: The Suzuki SV650 is the ultimate motorcycle for everybody. People are snobs and want to drive 1000's and larger bikes but this 650 will have enough power for any sensible person in any situation. It wheelies in first and second gear on throttle alone ... read more

  • Great All-Around Bike.

    Feb 19, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Power, handling, practical, controllable, comfortable, economical
    Cons: Poor stock suspension, needs some manufacturing defects addressed

    Summary: This was my first bike. I bought it because I live in a primarily urban area and need to go a few hours away to find the kinds of roads they typically make sportbikes to thrive on. I wanted something that could be just as fun in the city and was ... read more

  • EXCELLENT bang for the buck

    Jul 23, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Usable power, very quick for a 650, great fuel economy
    Cons: Mushy fork, flat spot in carburation at 4000 RPM

    Summary: I had one of these as my first bike. I rode it for three years and 17,000 miles before the chain broke and cracked the crankcase. (I should've replaced it at 15k...) The bike was dead reliable, and has gorgeous lines. To my eyes, the first ... read more

  • light fun bike

    Jul 18, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: light, easy to turn, allround capabilities, ground clearance, useable engine power, aftermarket parts
    Cons: Soft front suspension, quiet exhaust, lack of engine character.

    Summary: Since two months I bought myself an SV 650 N after I have had an accident with my FAZER 1000. It's a big difference in weight, power and handling. I bought this motorcycle because I didn't have enough money to buy a 1000 cc sporttourer like a yamaha ... read more

  • First bike (last bike?)

    Jun 22, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: One bike that does it all for one low price.
    Cons: Saddle is hard. Mudflap rear is ugly. Easy to see potential, but mods cost.

    Summary: Just for context: I consider myself a novice rider, I have about a year and a half of riding experience (maybe 3000 miles) and the 2000 SV650 is the first and only bike I have owned. The only other bikes I have ridden are cruisers, and the Buell Blast I ... read more

  • Great piece of machinery ...!!!

    Jul 3, 2002 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Lost of torque, good mid-to-end sprint. Great handling and a really fun-bike.
    Cons: Almost to light in steering. (Just to mention something.)

    Summary: Lost of torque in the low-range and a good mid-to-end sprint in rpm's. Really nice handling. Maybe it feels to light sometimes almost. Enough ground-angle with permits a sportive handling. Tenses to wheelie on full throttle. (Which is nice ... read more

  • An Honest Review by Fez Nuts

    Feb 27, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Broad v-twin power spread, inexpensive, lightweight.
    Cons: Front suspension a little soft for aggressive riding.

    Summary: I own a 1999 model year SV, which is identical to the 2000 model with the exception of the color. I purchased this bike April '99 before much was known about it. As the previous owner of a Bandit 600, I felt that it would be a better handling bike for ... read more

  • Depends on where you ride

    Nov 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: very easy to be a good rider on. Light and small.
    Cons: too light sometimes, crosswinds and light bike!! Watch out!! tiring ride over 100 miles.

    Summary: As someone who has no find on weekends to find " wide open roads" my Little sv has served me well. So far I ride on errands with it and to work. Here In Seattle, they are not many places to let her rip and redline to redline each gear. The sv my opinion ... read more

  • no regrets

    May 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great for us short folks, v-twin performance, Hyundai price for Lexus performance
    Cons: looks boring from the front, might be too small for over 6 feet people

    Summary: This being my 1st bike I am glad to say hey it fits me to a tee. Being only 5 5 and 130pd I knew I had to have something under 400 pds so a crusier and other standards were out. Since My last name is not Gates I couldnt afford the insurance on a crotch ... read more

  • 1999 Suzuki SV650X

    Nov 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Superb handling & tractability.
    Cons: Soft forks & inadequate seats.

    Summary: I first saw the Suzuki SV650 at the December Cycle World Int'l. Moto Show in 1998. That particular year, I really breezed through the show: in past years, I have spent up to six hours on the show floor, in 1998 I don't think I spent more than an ... read more

  • SV650, ALL AROUND WINNER

    Oct 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Best bang for the buck
    Cons: non really

    Summary: I was looking to replace my BMW K75s for 2 reasons, the ride was harsh and the bar was low enough for me that after 10 minutes in traffic my wrists were numb. Most uncomfortable. I started looking at dual sports and specifically at the BMW F650. After a ... read more

  • SV650: Unjading the Jaded

    Oct 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Power, torque, fun
    Cons: Front end too soft, bolt corrosion

    Summary: I purchased the SV650 to replace two motorcycles, a 99 Husqvarna Te610 and a 1989 FJ1200. The first due to badgering from the wife for being impractical and the second for it's age. The SV was chosen to replace them due partly from reviews in the press ... read more

  • Love at first ride

    Sep 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick, comfortable, agile, and economical
    Cons: no wind protection, suspension is too soft.

    Summary: I bought this motorcycle because I wanted a light, quick and fun bike that was versatile enough to commute several hours, yet was economical enough to insure, fuel, and maintain. The bike is about 395 pounds, wet, very slender and at 70 hp/45 lbs ... read more

  • SV 650 - A real champ

    Aug 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast, smooth, easy to ride, looks great!!
    Cons: Not very aggressive posture, front end may be a little soft.

    Summary: I recently bought a SV, and I have loved every minute!! (believe me... I sold my car to get it). The bike is totally smooth and comfortable, and at the same time agile and quick. Some people have commented about the front shocks being to soft, ... read more

  • This bike defines the word "fun"!!

    Aug 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great handling, great mileage, great torque, narrow width, light weight, inexpensive
    Cons: Needs some sort of fairing, esp. for highway riding

    Summary: This is a fun fun V-twin. You'll have no idea what this means unless you ride one! If you're short like i am (30" inseam) then this bike is for you. Handling is superb. Suzuki cut no corners. I don't mind the (soft) suspension that some complain ... read more

  • Gotta buy one

    Jul 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: awesome v twin motor, not ordinary UJM
    Cons: gas tank light/non adjustable rear shock

    Summary: This is my 24th motorcyle over the past 30 years (since 12 years old). It has to be the best handling, easiest to ride, easiest to go fast motorcycle I've ever owned. Never thought I would buy another bike below 900CC but the reviews and positive ... read more

  • A reason to ride

    Jun 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun, fun, fun, and more fun
    Cons: none, honestly

    Summary: After owning everything from old Nortons to Hurricanes I had left motorcycle riding several years back because there wasn't anything that "did it all". I saw this bike in a magazine last year and had to try it. I have 5600 miles on my 99 ... read more

  • Hot Bike at a Bargain!

    May 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Unique Styling, Smooth V-twin engine, Handles Great!
    Cons: Clutch a bit grabby, SV650 hard to find in some places..

    Summary: Being a newbie to motorcycling I was looking for several things in my first bike: Styling, reliability, maneuverability and performance. Other bikes I considered were the Kawasaki ZR-7, Honda NightHawk, Suzuki Bandit 600 and Ducati Monster 750. Given ... read more

  • Monster Eater!

    Apr 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent handling
    Cons: Wind protection

    Summary: I bought the bike a month ago and couldn't be happier. The bike is truly the best bike I have ridden. It handles like a charm and inspires confidence. If you are considering a ducati monster, STOP! This bike is definitely a better deal. The only ... read more

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