Suzuki SV1000 Review

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Submitted by:BJReview Date: March 2017
Comfort
Has the most uncomfortable seat in the world. No need for Guantanamo Bay, sit prisoners on this seat and after 2 hours they will tell you everything they know guaranteed. Riding position hard on back, neck and wrists.
Ride Quality
Really needed good front forks rather than budget
Build Quality & Reliability
It's generally a good bike but doesn't like British winters
Engine Rating
The jewel in the crown absolutely bloody amazing. Twist and go. Gears? Who needs them?
Brake Rating
Not bad for the design, Tokico not liked these days many have been changed for upmarket calipers
Running Cost
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Pros CommentsThe s fairing is a great shield from the British weather especially with the additional side panels fitted. Dropped the clipons put a handlebar conversion and 12 inch tall handlebars. Modified the switchgear and extended. New oversize throttle cables. It is really the lightest bike in its class and easy to manouvre. Like all Japanese bikes anthropomorphically Japanese engineers think all Europeans have 33 inch inseams its time they learned the truth. Absolutely fantastic bike well engineered let down by a few small niggles. Everyone should own one at least once.
Cons CommentsThe riding position and the seat are terrible. What would really improve this bike and quadruple sales? Make it the same as an sv naked like fitting fairings to a naked. We are all getting older and sit up riding positions are the order of the day. Make it with side panels, panniers and top box included. A shaped dual seat like on the dl 1000 would be great. Would have bought a dl but its much too tall for me and a lot heavier. Dont know whether anyone has noticed but sales are proportional to weight these days.

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