Thursday, January 12, 2017

Seller Submission: 2000 Suzuki SV-650

In 1999 Suzuki introduced the SV-650 as a budget entry to the naked bike market with power from a 90-degree V-twin, but it was anything but budget when it came to technology. With dual-overhead cams and 4-valves per cylinder the 645cc V-twin pushed 69 horsepower into a competent suspension for a surprisingly good overall ride...and you could get it with a fairing if the nekkid bike thing wasn't your thing.  Find this 2000 Suzuki SV-650 offered for $2,200 in Bloomington, CA via craigslist.  Seller submission from Andy. 

From the seller:

Trite but true: Hate to sell, need room for new bike.
I bought this bike about 6 months ago intending to street ride as well as track day it. It's fully safety-wired. My mechanic made some needed improvements, we added turn signals, brake lights, license plate light, headlight. The California license is current. Everything works great. Has nice billet foot controls, Race Tech fork emulators and an Ohlins shock. GPR Stabilizer. Included is front and rear stands, a couple extra mufflers of different design and a couple tires. the paint job is via rattle can, but it looks really good, usual wear. Title in hand.

 This is a one-off bike. The fairings/bodywork are imported European stuff that you can't buy anymore. I really hate selling this, I rent and my garage is small. This bike would be perfect for that new Lightweight Twins class at Willow. Or AHRMA. Text or email me.


  1. When I used to road race motorcycles this was by far the most popular starter bike for any track related effort. A little dated tech, but a solid ride nevertheless and still a great starter track bike... big guys, little guys, whatever.

    There was a recall for the 2000 SV650, but based on the mileage of this one it's either already been done or was never an issue to begin with. For some SV650Y and SY models (frame numbers JS1AV111200101536-102366 on SV650SY models, JS1AV133200100776-100997 on SV650Y models) an oil guide plate was fit to stop air being drawn into the oil pump inlet and causing premature crankshaft wear. With 23k on the odometer though, chances are it's all good. Doesn't hurt to check though, since we're talking about a track bike.

  2. Nice bike, great price, good luck with the sale. If I hadn't wrecked my Monster 750 and curvy SV650 I'd consider another. These are great bikes, plenty of power and good handling. However I don't need to be 0 for 3.

  3. Was shopping for a used one some young pretty gal had hers 4sale bike would not start had dead bat so i moved on..

  4. Wow, seller is doing the same trade I wanna do. Sell my SV650S and buy a Husky 701SM. Good man!


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