2006 Suzuki SV650 Reviews

2006 Suzuki SV650 from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance3600 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki KX250

Summary:

I really like this bike. May ride it forever

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I love the V-twin feel & torque. Very quick, great braking, good handling.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 2009

2006 Suzuki SV650 from United Kingdom

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired9000 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous motorcycleTriumph Daytona

Summary:

V twin power over in-line 4 any day of the week

Faults:

Nothing to date. It has done 12000 miles and it is still tight as a drum.

General Comments:

Basically, the bike is pretty damn great. I have owned a Daytona 600 and a GSXR600, and although they give you more of a thrill when pegging it on a aggressive ride 1 time out of 50 (UK weather!), when using the bike everyday through traffic it makes a lot more sense - and you can still have a lot of fun on the fast runs, you've just got to turn the handle thing on the right a bit more.

Smooth power delivery, great handling and nice and easy to chuck into corners. With the usual mods of uprating the front springs, aftermarket exhaust and lower fairings (s-model) you have a stable, great sounding and good looking mid power sportsbike, which you actually get to thrash on the road.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2009

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews