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If it has an S on the front you can talk about it here.
 #33694  by Speed_Racer
 Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:05 pm
One of the most influential factors that helped me choose to purchase a Kizashi after Suzuki disappeared were my positive experiences with my SV650S. Having just rolled the odo past 20,000 miles, it has been proof to me that Suzuki knows how to make quality motors!

If I'm not riding it like I stole it, I'm on a long 6+ hour tour to somewhere interesting. I park it outside, it gets rained on, previous owner dumped it on the right so it has some scuffs and acid stains. But in all my time, it has never left me stranded or failed to start unlike my previous bike, a newer Kawasaki.

I highly recommend the SV. A wonderful bike, very inexpensive to buy and own, tons of torque, and still turns heads at almost 12 years old. So between this and WESHOOT2's high mileage Kiz, I don't worry about car problems in years to come. Which is a first for me. Knock on wood!

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 #34366  by SamirD
 Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:34 pm
Very cool. How far have you ridden on it in one go? Seems like you've traveled quite a bit on it. 8-)
 #34410  by Speed_Racer
 Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:23 pm
SamirD wrote:Very cool. How far have you ridden on it in one go? Seems like you've traveled quite a bit on it. 8-)


About 500 miles: Green River WY - Jackson - Idaho Falls - Salt Lake City. I was going to camp out near an old Idaho mining town but I missed an important turn and decided to head back home rather than back track and try to find it after sundown. My back and arms were killing me by the end haha!
 #34454  by SamirD
 Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:26 pm
Speed_Racer wrote:
SamirD wrote:Very cool. How far have you ridden on it in one go? Seems like you've traveled quite a bit on it. 8-)


About 500 miles: Green River WY - Jackson - Idaho Falls - Salt Lake City. I was going to camp out near an old Idaho mining town but I missed an important turn and decided to head back home rather than back track and try to find it after sundown. My back and arms were killing me by the end haha!
Sounds like a fun trip, aside from the body aches.

In HSV the local sportbike group (close knit group of about 20 guys on a yahoo group) would have one of their members call out to everyone for a weekend riding. Headed up to a somewhere, camp, and then come right back, riding all day. If a bike's comfortable like a cruiser, I could see that. But since a sportbike becomes a part of you, I'm sure that's exhausting even though it keeps those guys in good shape!
 #49071  by Swiss_Kizzy
 Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:52 pm
I know this post is old, bit i saw 650 with 3 times more mileage here in Europe. SV650 or for that matter all Suzuki motorcycle engine are know for reliability just after Yamaha. Honda/Suzuki takes the second place.
 #49077  by SamirD
 Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:14 am
Yep, definitely reliable. Ours just rolled over 80k and it's still running. :D I don't expect any issues for at least another 100k.