Suzuki SV650

Suzuki recently spotted testing new motorcycles in Europe, which appears to be the eventual successor to the SV650.

  • New generation Suzuki SV650 with parallel-twin engine caught testing.
  • Features new bodywork including a new front LED headlamp. 

The naked motorcycle has been running Suzuki’s trusted 645cc V-Twin engine since its introduction in 1999.

Since then, Suzuki has only run a minor update to ensure the bike complies with the global emission standards. 

On that note, Suzuki is finally ready to up the ante by introducing a new generation SV650 running on an all-new 700cc parallel-twin engine.

That said, the SV650 successor was recently caught undergoing road test in Europe, according to

Based on these spy photos, we can see an all-new bodywork, including a modern front fascia with a horizontal LED headlamp similar to the firm’s latest GSX-S1000. 

Despite the heavily taped-up bodywork and front fender, the new generation SV650 appears more aggressive and bolder.

Also, based on the photos, we got the chance to see a clearer look into Suzuki’s newest parallel-twin platform. Other notable features include an inverted front fork and Nissin brake callipers.

While technical details remain scarce, we know now that Suzuki has put in a lot of work to introduce the SV650 successor.

However, with a new engine configuration, the House of Hamamatsu will likely drop the SV650 nomenclature for something new. 

An SP700, perhaps? We’ll soon find out!


The world might be going bonkers, but the Suzuki SV650 will always be around.

  • The 2023 Suzuki SV650 features a new fresh colourway.
  • The 2023 SV650 retains the same mechanics and specifications.

That said, the House of Hamamatsu seems content to continue the SV650 production.

Recently, Suzuki introduced a new 2023 colourway for the SV650 in Italy. Unfortunately, the 2023 model continues to run on outdated features and specs.

That said, the 2023 SV650 now comes in Blu Las Vegas, Gray London and Black Dubai.

The Blu Las Vegas features a navy blue tank and tail section, with a bronze-painted trellis frame and rims. While the Black Dubai gets a gloss black paint base.

On the other hand, Gray London features a grey-painted fuel tank and tail section along with red rims. Give it a squint, and you might see a Ducati Monster instead.

Jokes aside, there is absolutely nothing new to report apart from the new colours. The 2023 SV650 still runs on the same 645cc 90-degree V-Twin engine that makes 75hp and 64Nm.

V-twin magic, timeless naked styling, and neutral handling is the tried and tested recipe that makes the Suzuki SV650 rather brilliant.


The motorcycle market was buzzing ever since Yamaha introduced the YZF-R7.

The new R7 now joins Aprilia RS660 and Honda CBR650R as a middleweight sports bike powered by the same CP2 engine found on its naked siblings, the MT-07.

*Yamaha YZF-R7

While it delivers the same 73hp and 67Nm, the R7 will entice young and new riders around the globe.

Suzuki once held the title with the SV650. Affordable to own and maintain by the likes of every new and experienced rider on the planet.

However, rumours have it that the guys at Hamamatsu are planning to get in on the action to go head to head against the all-new R7.

*Suzuki SV650

According to reports, Suzuki plans to take the SV650 and put a full fairing around it and make it an affordable sport-focused machine.

*2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000

While we are not sure how long it would take for Suzuki to introduce the new motorcycle but based on the company’s new effort to introduce a new range of 2022 models starting with the GSX-S1000, GSX-S950, upcoming GSX-R1000 and GSX-S1000T, we might catch a full-fairing SV650 soon.

  • The 2020 Suzuki SV650 will receive new colours.

  • The SV650 continues its run after 20 years.

  • Will the new bikes head to Malaysia?

The 2020 Suzuki SV650 will receive new colours.

This year is the 20th anniversary of the Suzuki SV650. Production began in 1999 as the smaller engine brother to the TL1000S. But while the TL1000S (and later TL1000R) lived short lifespans, the 650 soldiered on.

It became the questionably-styled Gladius 650 at one point before Suzuki went back to the original naked sportbike/standard bike design.

Its strength is that smooth V-Twin engine which provides plenty of torque. Also, its light handling is the best in its class and only beaten by the earlier Triumph Street Triple 675 and current 765.

The engine also powers the V-Strom 650 adventure bike. Suzuki will continue with the V-Strom 650 while dropping the V-Strom 1000 in 2020. The 650 is much easier to ride and has better ergonomics hence its popularity in Europe.

So, for 2020, the SV650 gains three new colours including the beautiful silver bodywork with blue frame and wheels scheme, matt black with red frame and wheels, and the blacked-out gloss black with black frame and wheels.

Will Suzuki Malaysia bring in the new SV650? Your guess is as good as mine, given their sloppiness in spreading the news about their bikes.

















  • Suzuki Assemblers Malaysia (SAM) baru-baru ini telah menganjurkan satu sesi tunggang uji model terbaru Suzuki istimewa pada hujung minggu lalu di Litar Kart Antarabangsa Sepang.
  • Mereka telah membawa kesemua model terkini 2017 untuk orang awam bersempena dengan Idemitsu Asia Cup Talent dan Malaysia Superbike Championship yang telah berlangsung pada hujung minggu yang sama.
  • Orang ramai dapat menguji model-model keluaran Suzuki seperti SX-R1000R L7, motosikal lumba ‘naked’ GSX-S750, GSX-S1000, V-Strom 650 dan juga skuter Burgman 400.


Suzuki Assemblers Malaysia (SAM) recently organised a very special Suzuki new model test ride over the weekend at the Sepang International Kart Circuit.

They’ve brought together all of their latest 2017 models for the public to have a go in conjunction with the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup and Malaysia Superbike Championship which happened on the same weekend.

Folks were able to test of Suzuki models such as GSX-R1000R L7, GSX-S750 naked sportbike, GSX-S1000, SV650, V-Strom 650 and the Burgman 400 scooter.

As manufacturers are increasingly organising test ride events of their latest models for the public, Suzuki Assemblers Malaysia (SAM) has also joined the fray, by organising their own test rides at the Sepang International Kart Circuit. (more…)

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