2009 Suzuki SV650

In Japan, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This SV was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown.

The Suzuki SV650 is like the modern day Honda CB750. 700cc standard bikes are common these days, but 10 years ago the choices were limited to the Ducati Monster and the Suzuki SV650. Suzuki’s 645cc V-twin has since been written in trackday folklore, eventually becoming stuck in time itself as the market made their preferences clear. The bike has barely changed since 2000, and is still offered in showrooms today. In 2003 and 2004, Cycle World praised the SV650 and the SV650S as the Best Standard Bike. The SV650S model came with bigger fairings and more aggressive clip-ons for those who wanted the looks and feel of something sportier. I would compare the SV650 to the Mazda Miata; there is nothing especially noteworthy, but all of the nuances make it the most raced car in the world. Until the updated Yamaha FZ-07 came out, the SV650 was the undisputed first bike king, no matter how you prefer to ride.

Luckily, the recipe had a long run at number one, and there are numerous affordable options available. This Suzuki SV650S (VIN: JS1VP53A492101184) comes with the full fairings and clip-ons that set it down a sportier path. It only has 1,350 miles, and light scratches on both sides of the plastic suggest this bike served its purpose as a learner bike dutifully. The title remains clean, and a Yoshimura slip on is installed. Otherwise, the bike remains stock. A set of track fairings and good tires could carry you as far as you want to go in the amateur racing circuit. If racing isn’t your thing, this SV650S would make a worthy commuter for thousands of regret free miles. Would you guys rather make an offer or find an FZ-07 several years newer?

Find this SV for sale in Mechanicsville, Virginia with a BIN of $3,000 or best offer