With a wet weight of 413 pounds, the little V-twin had enough steam to propel it down the quarter-mile in about 12 seconds at just over 105 mph. Top speed was about 120 mph depending on the headwind; remember, this was a true naked bike with no fairing (In '01 Suzuki brought over the half-faired SV650S that sold for $6199. The S model not only had lower bars and more rear-set pegs, it also had a one-tooth-smaller rear sprocket and a higher top speed of 127mph). Power delivery was one of its highlights except for being slightly cold natured, and some minor flat spots around 3600-3800 rpm and again at 5500 rpm. Overall the little twin made for a lot of fun on the street as long as you didn't push it hard enough to uncover the suspension weaknesses. The bike was very popular among new riders and women in particular, but some of its biggest fans were experienced riders due to its surprising performance. Since it had a relatively small engine displacement, it was also cheap to insure.