Suzuki Motor of America Inc. has announced that the 2017 SV650 and SV650 ABS motorcycles will be available at Suzuki dealers in June, at suggested retail prices of $6,999 and $7,499, respectively.
The 2017 SV650 (both standard and ABS models) features a 645cc liquid-cooled, 90-degree V-twin with dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. Fed by Suzuki’s Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection system, the new engine features more than 60 new parts to create a more powerful and cleaner-burning V-twin. The SV650 also features Suzuki’s new one-push easy-start system, first introduced on the 2016 GSX-S1000, an automatic idle speed control and a new low rpm assist feature that lets the rider accelerate the motorcycle effortlessly from a stop while reducing the chance of a stall. The bike’s updated chassis incorporates 80 new parts and components, resulting in a slimmer and lighter overall package that is said to weigh in at 15 pounds less than the outgoing SFV650.
The new Suzuki SV650 will be available in two colors, Pearl Mira Red and Pearl Glacier White, at a suggested retail price of $6,999. The SV650 ABS will be available in Pearl Mira Red for $7,499. Riders can find both models in Suzuki dealerships beginning in June 2016.
In case you’re curious, when the original Suzuki SV650 debuted for the 1999 model year, its MSRP was $5,699. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator, that’s $8,185 in 2016 dollars. So the new-and-improved 2017 SV650 offers more bike for less money.