2004 Suzuki SV650
Absolutely nothing yet, but then I wouldn't expect it to at this age.
This is a perfect all-rounder, ideal for a beginner or an expert. Why? Because it has so much to offer for such a cheap package.
Straight line performance is good (although the top speed is nothing special, about 125MPH ish - as written in a previous review), running costs are very cheap, particularly insurance which is Group 9 (of 17).
Handling is very good straight out of the crate, although some time and money invested in this area can give you one sweet handling machine.
Brakes are good again, although get some braided lines and some better pads, and it's a brilliant stopper.
OK, so in a straight line, it's never going to touch a modern superbike, but let me tell you something - sort out the bits and bobs mentioned above, and you WILL be mixing it with sports bikes on the twisties - THIS reason along with the fact it is so easy to ride, is why it is such a popular bike. Go get one!
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th December, 2005