I wonder if this will force Suzuki to update the SV again, maybe with better suspension bits and a standard lower fairing on the S.
I?ve never had a parallel twin so I don?t know if I would like the engine characteristics compared to a v-twin. The rims and the frame are sweet put I think the tail section of the second gen?s is much nicer.
I like the fact that we?ll have more options in the street sport category. I like SS?s but I can?t justify the insurance costs up here in Ontario.
Looks nice. I don't know why you're all down on it being a P-twin instead of V, cheaper and easier to make, don't lose performance, and it should keep things nice and compact. I'm really looking forward to seeing this when it comes out.
The best part I like about it is the under engine exhaust. It's a little too conservatively styled for my tastes though. Would rather see a naked or half faired version but that front end just doesn't do it for me.
Kwak is going to have a hard time selling that next to their own 500. I think it'll make a heck of a track bike though, especially if somebody steps up with a nice light exhaust to fit under the engine like the stock setup. It's just a pity that the insurance is going to be more than it should. They'll still sell plenty of 'em I bet.