2003 Suzuki LS 650 Savage
Pass on this one, not worth owning
Oil leaks pop up here and there, some disappear on their own, other persist.
Eats batteries, at least one a year.
Being a thumper, it is very sensitive to riding speed as to how much vibration you can stand.
If you let it sit without riding much, you'll have a lot of fuel delivery problems.
Very uncomfortable bike to ride for more than about 20 mile trips, a complete redo on the seat helped.
The lack of a trip odometer is inexcusable; cheap, cheap, cheap.
I've owned over 24 motorcycles, been riding almost 50 years, and this is the only bike that I would not buy again. Handling is awkward, suspension is really bad. Good for a beginner because of the low seat height and low weight.
Suzuki should scrap this bike. If I had not owned other Suzuki's before I bought this one, I would never buy their products. If you can afford to spend a little more money, and must have a Suzuki, try the SV650, it is one of the finest bikes I have ever owned, I'm looking for another one right now.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th March, 2011