2001 Suzuki SV650 Review

2001 Suzuki SV650 from United States of America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5400 miles
Most recent distance6400 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GSX-R750


I love the bike, and will keep this one after owning 8 bikes since 2001


A little more power would be nice.

Suspension could be a little stiffer.

Wider tires would be nice.

General Comments:

I love the look, and the reliability is what sold me. I got tired of riding and being nervous if my bike was going to breakdown. By the way, I'm a freak about maintenance.

I would agree if you add some money you can have a serious contender in the canyons. I have owned many bikes. The only other bike I enjoyed but abandoned because of reliability is the Triumph 955 Daytona. Torque is the secret sauce for the canyons. I hate having to downshift up and down. In my opinion the three cylinders are for the rich and the V-Twin is for the common man, or better said for the man who enjoys riding his bike anytime all the time. Great bike!!!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2009

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review