Suzuki SV1000

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Suzuki SV1000
Suzuki SV1000S.jpg
Manufacturer Suzuki Motor Corporation
Production 2003–2007
Predecessor TL1000S
Class Naked bike
Engine 996 cc (60.8 cu in) 90° V-twin 8-valve DOHC
Top speed 148 mph (238 km/h)[1]
Power 108 hp (81 kW) (rear wheel)
120 hp (89 kW) (claimed)[2]
Torque 69 lb⋅ft (94 N⋅m) (rear wheel)
Transmission 6 speed

Front: 120/70ZR17

Rear: 180/55ZR17
Rake, trail 25°, 3.94 in (100 mm)[3]
Wheelbase 1,435 mm (56.5 in)
Dimensions L: 2,130 mm (84 in)
W: 730 mm (29 in)
H: 1,170 mm (46 in)
Seat height 810 mm (32 in)
Weight 185 kg (408 lb) (dry)
208 kg (459 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity 17 l (3.7 imp gal; 4.5 US gal)
Related SV650

The Suzuki SV1000 and the half-faired SV1000S are naked bike motorcycles made by Suzuki since 2003.[4][5] The 996 cc (60.8 cu in) displacement 90° V-twin motorcycles were aimed to compete directly with the Honda VTR1000F (also known as the SuperHawk or FireStorm, depending on the market), which was released prior to the Suzuki, and the low end Ducati one-litre V-twin engined sport bikes. The SV1000 is the larger version of the popular 650 cc SV650 motorcycle. The SV1000 shares many common parts with the SV650, including all bodywork (front fairing, fuel tank and rear plastics/subframe), but the main frame, handlebars, swingarm and forks are different. The front forks and brakes are sourced from the earlier GSX-R600. The SV1000's engine is sourced from the TL1000S which, was retuned for more mid-range and slightly reduced top-end power.

Unlike the SuperHawk, which had, large 48 mm carburettors, the 2003 and later SV1000 was fuel injected and had Suzuki's 'Dual-Throttle Valve' technology. In 2004, the ergonomics were revised, with lower pegs and a slightly lower seat height, matching the 2003 N model (unfaired). The compression was increased slightly in the 2005 and 2006 models, and a few other internal items were changed, otherwise remained the same bike as the 2003 model.

The original SV1000 design (K3) has gone through two updates since its original release:

The K4 model - Includes a lowering of the rear-end (as per the 2003 unfaired version), and a new selection of colours. 'Suzuki' decal on the tank changes to Suzuki logo.

The K5 model - Black frame, black wheels, shorter airbox trumpet, larger throttle bodies, and a higher compression ratio. In some markets, Suzuki carries the SZ version with full fairing and GSX-R colour scheme.

The K6 model - New selection of colours.

Neither 1000-engined bike sold well, even though the similar 650 cc displacement bikes are award winners and very popular. Suzuki stopped selling the SV1000 naked version in the US in 2004, while the S half fairing version continued through 2007 and by 2008 neither model was listed on the company's global web site.

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  1. ^ "Suzuki SV1000S - Best Used Bikes". Cycle World. May 22, 2012. Retrieved June 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ Melling, Frank (March 28, 2013). "Memorable Motorcycle: Suzuki SV1000". Retrieved June 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ Smith, Don (February 22, 2010). "Suzuki SV1000". Sport Rider. Retrieved June 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ Tuttle, Mark Jr. (January 2004), "Simple, sweet & sporty: the 2003 Suzuki SV1000", Rider, pp. 48+ 
  5. ^ "Strip show! Going commando with four real-world nakeds", Motorcyclist, pp. 48+, September 2003 

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