The Suzuki SV650X and the 2018 Suzuki Swish have made their world premiere at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.
Suzuki has designed the SV650X with a mixture of traditional and neo-retro styling, tempered with a modern engine and chassis technologies. The company says it will be an evolutionary version of the SV650 Rally Concept which was displayed at Osaka and Tokyo Motorcycle Shows in 2016. The concept bike looks close to production form. The bike is based on the 2017 Suzuki SV650, which is currently on sale in the USA.
The Suzuki SV650X features headlight cowl with two auxiliary LED lamps flanking it. The telescopic fork gets fork protectors, just like the production bike. The engine, design of the exhaust system, radiator and the trellis frame looks identical to the SV650. Even the tank shape is similar but comes with small tank extensions on the sides. The rider’s seat is ribbed while the rear gets a seat cowl.
While Suzuki has not revealed the technical details of the bike yet, expect the same 645cc DOHC V-twin with liquid cooling and 6-speed transmission as found in the SV650. In the production bike, it makes 74 bhp of power and 64 Nm of torque. Coming to the cycle parts, the bike gets telescopic forks at the front and link-type monoshock at the rear. Brakes include twin discs at the front and a single disc at the back. The concept bike comes with twin-channel ABS as well.
2018 Suzuki Swish:
The 2018 Suzuki Swish has an all-new bodywork design. It is now much sharper, with angular design elements on the apron. Suzuki has mounted the headlight on the apron, as opposed to the handlebar in the previous generation scooter. The indicators and DRLs flank the headlight, and the lighting system is all LED. The tail light and the rear indicator are also neatly integrated into the bodywork. The pillion seat is raised and comes with split grab handles. The pillion footpeg sits flush into the body.
The instrument cluster is all-digital, and the scooter features a front fuel filler lid. Coming to the cycle parts, the 2018 Suzuki Swish employs telescopic front forks and twin rear shock absorbers. Brakes include disc at the front and drum unit at the rear.