FUEL 13.8 litres @ 55mpg = 167 miles WEIGHT 197kg SEAT 785mm POWER 75bhp TORQUE 47ftlb THE RIDER Tony Hoare. Experienced rider and former racer who seems to be losing his appetite for going fast HEIGHT 5ft 10in WEIGHT 95kg firstname.lastname@example.org
A stint on Kawasaki’s H2 has shown me that I made the right choice going for the SV650. The 207bhp, 205mph H2 is amazing, but having all that power and nowhere to use it ends in frustration. After three days its numberplate flew off while I was out riding, so it was time to put it away and bring out the SV. The 650 did lack on acceleration after the H2 (what wouldn’t?), but there’s only so fast you can go on the road. I can ride the SV within those speeds and it’s a rewarding experience, while an H2 is barely off idle. I’m glad to be back on the Suzuki!
207bhp? It’s wild but too frustrating