Bike of the day: Suzuki SV650S

The Suzuki SV650 is a brilliant bike in any form. It’s more than fast enough to keep you interested on the road, makes a solid supertwin on the track and is a flickable traffic-beater in its naked form, too.

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They’re cheap, both to buy and to run, and coupled with their famously forgiving nature makes them an ideal winter hack.

This is the facelift version, also known as the "pointy" due to the angular styling compared to the original. It also has fuel injection and a digital dash, although the tachometer is still analogue.

The bike park at MCN HQ is rarely without at least one SV650, ranging from the jellymould first gen up to the Suzuki SV650X we have on long-term test.

What the seller says

"This Suzuki SV650S has an MTS exhaust, bubble screen, adjustable levers, R&G tail tidy with LED indicators, Scottoiler and radiator cover. It hasn’t been used since its MOT in April 2018 and is currently SORN.

"The bike is in very good condition, maintained by myself, and has had regular oil and filter changes. The front pads and brakes were also cleaned recently. The battery is good having been kept on Optimate and the bike has always been kept in a garage.

"An A2 restrictor, fitted since our purchase, has now been removed but can be purchased separately."

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