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Suzuki SV650 successor spied; will get parallel twin engine | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

An all-new parallel-twin engined substitute for the Suzuki SV650 has been spied testing abroad. The bike may, in all chance, carry the GSX-S moniker, because it now not makes use of a V-Twin engine like its predecessor. These photographs have surfaced on-line simply days after spy images of the brand new parallel-twin engined Suzuki V-Strom emerged. 

Suzuki SV650 successor: engine and underpinnings

Whereas actual particulars about this new liquid-cooled parallel-twin powerplant stay below wraps, it would seemingly be the identical 700cc engine discovered on the brand new parallel-twin V-Strom. Whereas the engine {hardware} would be the similar, anticipate Suzuki to tune it to swimsuit the character of this sporty bare bike. As a result of heavy camouflage, particulars about the primary body are scarce, though the tubular metal rear subframe might be seen. 

Suspension items mark a giant leap ahead with using a USD fork, and whereas it isn’t clearly seen right here, the rear suspension is courtesy of a monoshock. The adjustability of the suspension {hardware} on provide is as but unknown. Braking {hardware} is courtesy of Japanese agency, Nissin, with a pair of beefy radial callipers clamping down on twin discs up entrance and a single-piston calliper and disc setup on the rear. 

Suzuki SV650 successor: design and options

The design of this bike clearly takes a leaf out of the brand new Suzuki GSX-S 1000, particularly the stacked LED headlight on the entrance and the sharp, angular bodywork changing the graceful, flowing traces of the evergreen SV650. The rear tail-light unit is a design aspect we haven’t seen from Suzuki, with it being built-in into the number-plate holder (very similar to the BMW F900R and KTM 790/890 Duke). 

This SV650 successor sports activities an oblong instrument cluster and is predicted to supply digital driving aids, as is par for the course now. 

Suzuki SV650 successor: pricing and launch

Count on this bike to be priced and positioned towards the most popular vendor within the class abroad – the Yamaha MT-07. Different rivals will embody the Honda CB650R and the Triumph Trident 660, however the 700cc Yamaha is prone to be the first goal. 

EICMA 2022 is simply across the nook and contemplating the truth that Suzuki’s vary hasn’t seen an all-new engine and chassis mannequin since fairly just a few years in the past, we anticipate this parallel-twin engined bare bike in addition to the next-gen V-Strom (or a minimum of considered one of them) to make their debut on the famed commerce present. 

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