2019 Suzuki SV650X Review

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By Ryan Adams

2019 Suzuki SV650X

Editor Score: 81.0%

Engine 18.0/20
Suspension/Handling 12.0/15
Transmission/Clutch 8.0/10
Brakes 7.0/10
Instruments/Controls 4.0/5
Ergonomics/Comfort 7.0/10
Appearance/Quality 7.5/10
Desirability 8.5/10
Value 9.0/10
Overall Score 81/100

Alright folks, let’s do some math! If we take the sum of S+V multiplied by 650 we find the factor is equal to or greater than a standard or naked bike. If we then take SV(650X) we see the coefficient of X, 650 in this example, being equal to… Who am I kidding? I was always terrible at math/algebra/statistics, all of it. But what Suzuki’s telling us is that X equals cafe. Simple as that. Don’t question your teachers kids; just put your head down and conform.

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If Suzuki thinks X equals cafe, then tell me, did the Hamamatsu factory hit its mark with the 2019 Suzuki SV650X? Trick question, it’s really all in the eye of the Instagram followers, but one thing is for sure, the X is built on a solid platform.

The SV650 has been a solid middleweight contender since its inception in 1999. And despite the model’s hiatus when the game-crushing Gladius came to town, it’s one of the middleweights that has stood the test of time and garnered a cult-like following, especially in Twins class club racing around the world.

As it always has been, the star of the SV’s show is its 645cc 90-degree V-Twin engine. When MO last dyno’d the SV650 in 2017, it churned out 71.6 hp at 8,700 rpm and delivered 45.4 lb-ft of torque at 8,000 rpm.

With the model’s update, or reintroduction of sorts, in 2017, we saw an SV650 that was lighter, stronger, and more in line with what had made it successful all of those years: being approachable. Our own Troy Siahaan, an SV650 owner/racer himself, penned, …read more

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