2005 Suzuki SV650 from United States of America
Great bike for a first time rider, if you're careful, or a more experienced rider.
Acceleration is good, but not on par with a Supersport.
The handling is great, but the suspension will probably need an upgrade if you're a heavier than 150 pounds and want to do some really aggressive riding, but is fine for the street at any weight IMO.
The stock seat is not very comfortable, but good for maybe a couple of hours at a stretch. No more, plenty of aftermarket seats available, easy fix.
Lightweight and responsive, decent brakes. Awesome sound if you invest in an aftermarket "slip on" style pipe or full exhaust.
The bike is very stable, even at high speeds, and has very little vibration for a V twin. I don't even notice it. Very smooth.
If you are looking for a speed demon, look elsewhere, but for a fun around town, or a twisties bike or commuter, this one will be with you for a long time.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th March, 2009