2020 Suzuki SV650/ABS/X

Suzuki’s popular SV650 comes in three forms: standard, ABS-equipped, and café style.

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Since its introduction just before the turn of the century, the legendary Suzuki SV650 has been a reliable, predictable, fun-loving machine. Its 645cc V-twin is torque-rich and smooth-revving, which makes it a perfect standard motorcycle for newer riders taking the next steps up in displacement or novice riders looking for a versatile go-to. It, along with its ABS-equipped version and café-racer SV650X, provides predictable engine character, comfortable ergos (yes, even with the X’s sporty, café-style riding position created from the clip-ons and tuck and roll seat), and reasonable under-$10K pricing.

2020 Suzuki SV650/ABS/X Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

In our 2019 review of the Suzuki SV650X we concluded that: “The ever-dependable and versatile SV650 cloaked in sleek cafe clothing is definitely a motorcycle that should be on anyone’s shopping list for their second bike. At the competitive base price of $8,399 this is an investment that will keep the smiles coming and even allow you to hold off on the third-bike purchase for quite some time.”

Prior to reviewing the X, our in-house dyno charted the numbers: 68.2 hp @ 8,900 rpm and 42.9 pound-feet @ 8,200 rpm.

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Suzuki SV650/ABS/X Updates For 2020

Colorways have changed for 2020. The SV650X drops the glistening white of last year’s model for a more subdued Glass Sparkle Black with a blacked-out exhaust. The base comes in Metallic Mystic Silver with a pop from the blue-trellis frame and the SV650 ABS ($7,499) is available in Glass Sparkle Black.

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2020 Suzuki SV650/ABS/X Claimed Specifications

Price: $7,099 (base)/$7,499 (ABS)/$8,399 (X)
Engine: Liquid-cooled DOHC V-twin
Displacement: 645cc
Bore x Stroke: 81.0 x 62.6mm
Horsepower: N/A
Torque: N/A
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: Chain
Seat Height: 30.9 in. (base/ABS), 31.1 in. (X)
Rake: N/A
Trail: N/A
Front Suspension: 41mm telescopic fork, preload adjustable (X); 4.9-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Preload adjustable (base/ABS/X); 2.5-in. travel
Front Tire: 120/70ZR-17
Rear Tire: 160/60ZR-17
Wheelbase: 56.9 in.
Fuel Capacity: 3.8 gal.
Wet Weight: 432 lb. (base)/437 lb. (ABS/X)