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