What the little Suzuki V-twin gave us
OUR FIRST BIG BIKES
The SV650 and 650S became the choice ‘ first big bike’ for a whole generation. Here’s Gilles Vismans from Holland with his.
The SV also made a great, affordable, entry-level racer – so much so that a whole new class was built around it – Minitwins.
The brilliant SV engine went on to power Suzuki’s 650 V-strom, Cagiva’s Raptor 650 and more.
The SV wasn’t just a great first big bike – it was a fun and fast one, too, more than enough, in fact, to attract the attention of the boys in blue.