I have just purchased a 07 sv1000s 4 weeks ago, I have just run the bike in and had it in for its first service.
I cannot fault the latest model of this v twin sports tourer.
They have refined it a little more with handling and performance.
The pearl black colour looks stealthy and a lot of bike owners have told me they like it.
If I wanted a race bike I would have bought a R1 or Fireblade or gsxr, but for road riding the v twin is plenty fast enough and it pulls hard at lower revs. I think it's a great bike for someone who wants a v twin that handles goes and stops well.
I have ordered a set of carbon yoshi pipes for it, not for power, only to hear the lovely motor bark like a feral dog.
If anyone is thinking of buying this latest model and would like to ask me any questions, don't hesitate in emailing me, cause I am really happy with it and I am sure you will be if you buy one.
I have purchased a 2006 SV1000S motorcycle. This motorcycle has been the most fun bike to have. I have received so many comments on this bike. This bike has a look that makes it look so powerful. I'm happy to say that I'm an owner of a SV1000S. This bike will make you definitely stand out in any crowds.
I would recommend that everyone should try this bike. This is a bike that will keep all seekers looking. Great bike and very powerful machine.
Greetings and thanks for the survey comments so far, as they helped me decide to buy a "new" 2006 SV1000S today. Haven't ridden it yet as I didn't have the ability to get it and my 4X4 home at the same time and they're doing the dealer set-up anyway. The bike looks and sounds great (I got the silver one) and I can't wait to get back in the saddle again. It's been 10 years since I last rode, but know I'll love this bike.
Only thoughts are in relation to the "Heli-Bars" as I too would like to have a more upright riding position. Where can I get them and is that the name they're called everywhere? I've not heard of that name before, but here in L.A. I'm sure I can find them as long as I have the correct name.
I have just bought an 07 SV1000S and I am having multiple problems. Sometimes when coming to a stop, it completely shuts down, at times it does this with a loud pop back through the throttle body. I picked it up and it had a blown fork seal, I was told to drive it for a few days to see if it would quit, it has not.
Also, under light acceleration at low revs, it sounds like it has a wrist pin knock. If anyone else has encountered these problems, please post a response.
RE: 07 SV1000S with multiple problems.
I've had a couple of small issues with the bike stalling when it is cold, but I've found that if I let it warm up to 160 or so, I'm good all the time. I didn't realize that was the problem until I went to the first service, and the tech gave me that advice; no probs since. BTW, mine's a 2006, but there's not supposed to be any difference, other than paint options.
If you're in SoCal, a good shop to call is Moto Tecnica; ask for Polo.
Hope this is helpful; he's a great tech (owns the business) and can sort out any problem.
Good luck and maybe we'll pass on the highway sometime.
Hi, this is Thinus from South Africa.
The sv1000s engine is a bit noisy. Is that normal? It's got 500km on it.
TO: Thinus from South Africa.
The sv1000s engine is a bit noisy; you'll hear a gear-drive type sound that all the sv's I've seen and heard have. I'm up to 2,000 miles on mine without any problems and yes, the sound is still there. It kind of reminds me of some of the older Ducati's (I've had two) with the overhead cams. Keep an eye on your valve adjustments after 6,000 miles and of course, if you think it sounds unusual, has any clunking or knocking sounds, then yes, by all means have it looked at. If you'd like to correspond off-site, please feel free to drop me a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, I'll continue to check this site every few weeks.
Proud owner of 2006 SV1000S w/Yosh rs3
Laurent in Tampa, FL
I always have loved v twins, but couldn't see spending so much $$ on maintenance (Ducati). I have followed the SV since it's introduction, but wanted a 1000. Finally in November 06, I broke down & sold my cruiser, and started to put 6500 miles on my SV.
I tell all newer riders to start on the 650 (also own one) because it is sooo much fun and probably the best first sportbike to own. I raced a Busa today on a curvy road, and stayed on his heels except on the long straight (20 knee dragging curves in 3.5 miles).
Just wondering what kind of fuel mileage you all are getting on your SV100S's? I'm only hitting about 30 MPG, and feel like I should be doing much better than that. Friends with GSXR 1000's and other similar displacements are running around 45 - 50 MPG.
Any assistance would be appreciated.
I just got a 2005 SV1000S a few weeks ago. So far so good in first 1000 miles. Very nice handling bike and great power above 5g's. Really comes on great from 7 to 9!!!
Average mileage is about 40+ with Leo Vince cans. 45 one day with easy freeway cruising. I think it might do better when I get the fuel injection dialed in. Seems to be running a bit rich now.
Getting bar risers and gel seat for better comfort and real-world handling.
I've been riding big bikes for 23 years. First was a '76 KZ900. Just sold an '01 ZRX1200. (MANY others in between!)
The SV is a very FUN bike, and I would recommend one. Very nice bike for the money! Great used prices available!!!
My 07 SV1000S still pops through the intake even after 160 degrees, but only at low revs.
Didn't think it handled that well until I looked at the side of a factory exhaust (LOL).
My old 96 VFR felt more planted, but I do make better lean angles on the SV.
Really want to go up 1 tooth on rear sprocket, and get a Power Commander, but a little lost on the best cans. Any comments would really help.
Also Suzuki is the Chevy of the bike world. Parts interchange ability is great. Anyone swapped some TL parts yet (i.e. cams, throttle bodies, heads)?
Oh yeah, the Suzuki dealer told me the bike was garbage and I should have got gixxer, but they didn't tell me until I purchased bike. Was told my bike had running problems from day one. Go figure.