SUZUKI SV650S

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I bought this as a write-off – a young lad had let his mate have a go, mate buries it in the next hedge, no insurance….
Front end bent to buggery, bodywork cracked, front wheel broken. Rebuilt it with secondhand parts and had the bodywork repaired. Intended to fit a GSX-R front end and make a special, but in order to register it in France I had to rebuilt it standard first. At which point I lost interest and sold it. Shame, as it was a nice bike.

Didn't notice the wheels were different colours til after I'd finished rebuilding it! The cat is unimpressed.
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Not really supposed to be that shape, is it? As well as the mangled bodywork, the forks and yokes were bent beyond repair and the wheel was broken.
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SV crash write off

At a Glance
+ GOOD POINTS
Great engine, good handling, surprisingly comfortable

- BAD POINTS
Poor finish, budget suspension and brakes.
MANUFACTURER
Suzuki
MODEL
SV650S
YEAR
2001
COLOUR
Blue
MODIFICATIONS
As well as repairing all the damage, I fitted a Scottoiler, a Hagon rear shock and fork springs, a Scorpion road legal silencer and heated grips.
Engine size
Other
Top speed
130 mph
Fuel consumption
50mpg
Fuel Range
150 miles
Tyre Choice
Metzeler
Tyre Life
n/a