2017 Suzuki SV650 unveiled at EICMA 2015 – IAB Report

Posted on: Nov 19, 2015 - 10:08am IST

To replace the Suzuki SFV650 Gladius.

The all-new Suzuki SV650 has been unveiled at the 2015 EICMA in Milan. The third generation SV650 will succeed the Suzuki SFV650 Gladius which replaced the second generation SV650. It is said to be a lighter and a more powerful successor to the Gladius.

2017 Suzuki SV650 white front quarter unveiled at EICMA 2015
The second generation Suzuki SV650 was discontinued in 2012. This is the third generation model that will replace the Suzuki SFV650 Gladius.

The 2017 Suzuki SV650 features a newly designed trellis frame made of lightweight steel and a significantly reengineered component- and body-work compared to the Gladius. The result is said to be a lighter and a leaner product. The fuel tank is 2.5 inches narrower despite having the same capacity. The engine alone features 60 new/redesigned parts.

2017 Suzuki SV650 engine unveiled at EICMA 2015
The engine of the 2017 Suzuki SV650 features 60 new/redesigned components.

The 2017 SV650 is powered by a heavily revised version of the Gladius’s 645 cc engine that has become a more powerful and cleaner unit. It is a liquid-cooled 90-degree V-twin motor with DOHC that produces 76 PS at 8,500 rpm and 64 Nm at 8,100 rpm. The engine features a twin-spark plug arrangement per cylinder and has a Dual Throttle Valve fuel injection system. There is also a throttle-body integrated idle speed control system that enables a punchier launch from halt.

2017 Suzuki SV650 instrument cluster unveiled at EICMA 2015
The Suzuki SV650 gets an ABS variant that is named the SV650A.

The SV650 is equipped with a 41 mm standard telescopic fork, a link-type rear suspension with a monoshock, 17-inch five-spoke cast aluminium alloy wheels with radial tyres, a 290 mm dual front and a 240 mm rear disc brake, with a Nissin ABS system as an option. The ABS version will be introduced as the Suzuki SV650A.

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The Suzuki SV650 is expected to be launched in Europe in March 2016.

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