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I was curious, do any of you have production numbers for the second gen SV's? specifically 03 models?
 

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So when you click on your link, one of the top search results is this thread. That is very helpful :p
So there is only this thread to give me the production numbers?
 

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Wow, that's impressive. Wikipedia, the sv650.org, and motorcycle daily were the top results when I searched the first time.

Also, I misunderstood the question the first time. I thought you meant horsepower, torque, dry weight, and other things like that.

Your question is a bit tougher, and I'm not sure it's ever been answered:
http://www.svrider.com/forum/showthread.php?t=94312
 

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I've looked all over the internet and cannot find anything relating to specific SV 650 Sales in USA (only overall motorcycle/atv sales figures in Suzuki's financial briefings)

I'm VERY interested to know how many SVs were made and if possible, broken down by year. Surely someone here has a connect at Suzuki and can provide these figures?
 

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Why not call Suzuki and ask them yourself? Who needs a contact when many manufacturers will willfully provide this info to you.
 

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I've reached out to Suzuki general press as well as Suzuki racing.... we'll see what they respond with.

But anyone working at a Dealership might have access to these figures, hence the public query.
 

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Still No go. come on people, someone's gotta know... were a million of these bikes made or only 10,000?

SVrider.com shows 50,965 members, but I can't believe they're all owners, and I can't believe all SV owners are members here. so the number could be somewhere between 50,000 and 250,000 SV motorcycles sold worldwide from 1999 to 2012.

Anyone else wanna take a crack at this? Who doesn't love a good mystery?
 

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lol. you guys are funny. I"ve written to suzuki (two different departments) and got no answer. unless I know which number to call, how would I know that person is the right contact?

As for the answer in Japanese, go ahead and post it up. i'm sure we've got some experts here who can translate it. (or, we can just fake it?)
 

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source: http://jamaserv.jama.or.jp/newdb/eng/index.html

Restrictions: Suzuki only (all bikes, dirt and street)
Grand Total includes bikes 249cc and smaller as well.

Production (Motorcycle) Year & Month / Engine Displacement Jan 1999-Mar 2014

Specific Makes
Over 50cc Grand Total
Over 250cc
Jan 1999-Dec 1999 356,324 680,073
Jan 2000-Dec 2000 361,395 699,722
Jan 2001-Dec 2001 368,642 640,631
Jan 2002-Dec 2002 280,600 565,514
Jan 2003-Dec 2003 352,772 621,094
Jan 2004-Dec 2004 361,451 617,412
Jan 2005-Dec 2005 458,762 729,653
Jan 2006-Dec 2006 541,116 771,946
Jan 2007-Dec 2007 523,777 779,287
Jan 2008-Dec 2008 377,051 540,941
Jan 2009-Dec 2009 166,207 284,786 <------ OWW
Jan 2010-Dec 2010 179,179 280,358 <------ OWW
Jan 2011-Dec 2011 167,444 275,620 <------ OWW
Jan 2012-Dec 2012 133,461 226,142 <------ OWW
Jan 2013-Dec 2013 153,241 245,970
 

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If those numbers are correct, Suzuki is making only 1/3 as many bikes as they were 7 years ago. Combined with the cessation of importing cars into North America, things look grim for Suzuki's future.

I have noticed that there are VERY few 2014 Suzuki models in the dealerships here this year (mostly just the new model DL1000).


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Edit : I checked the numbers for the other manufacturers. They have all reduced production to less than half of what was manufactured in 2007. Suzuki's production fall is about average for the big 4.
 

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Suzuki is the smallest of the Japanese brands. Kawasaki is part of Kawasaki Heavy Industries that also makes large locomotives, etc. You know what Honda makes besides bikes and Yamaha makes car engines, etc. Add the Tsunami and it's no wonder.
 
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