Suzuki’s SV650 was considered by many to be the king of the naked middleweights. For us at Motorcyclist, the SV was certainly the king of our motoring hearts in its heyday. First introduced in 1999, this Japanese twist on a Ducati Monster quickly became a sweetheart for beginners and intermediate riders alike thanks to its low price, great handling, and feisty V-twin engine. Even to this day the SV650 is a relevant roadracing option, in part because the surge of popularity created SV-based classes around the country that are still alive.
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