The Suzuki SV650 is a cult icon. For decades this V-twin-powered bike has hit a sweet spot of balance between torque and horsepower, making it a versatile and affordable midsize platform that brought massive appeal to riders of all skill levels, from beginners to intermediate and beyond. Now, we see the popular Suzuki get an aesthetic update with a new color scheme, headlight fairing, and some updated bodywork.

2019 Suzuki SV650X on beach.
The 2019 Suzuki SV650X puts a café-racer twist on the successful naked-bike platform.Morgan Gales
2019 Suzuki SV650X in black and white color scheme.
Suzuki’s 2019 SV650X has a starting MSRP of $8,399 and is only available in this black and white color scheme.Morgan Gales
2019 Suzuki SV650X riding on road.
The SV650X was tested on our dyno and put out 69.15 hp at 8,890 rpm.Monti Smith
2019 Suzuki SV650X with 645cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-twin engine.
The powerplant for the Suzuki SV650X and base-model SV650 are the same 645cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-twin.Morgan Gales
2019 Suzuki SV650X with Tokico four-piston calipers on dual 320mm floating brake rotors.
Tokico four-piston calipers on dual 320mm floating brake rotors are standard equipment on the SV650X.Morgan Gales
2019 Suzuki SV650X riding on road.
Even with an added fairing and small pieces of bodywork, the SV650X looks sleek, and minimal.Monti Smith
2019 Suzuki SV650X gauge display.
The gauge on Suzuki’s SV650X shows much of the bike’s relevant information on a clear and easy-to-read display.Morgan Gales
2019 Suzuki SV650X swingarm, exhaust, and rear brake detail.
Swingarm, exhaust, and rear brake detail on the 2019 SV650X.Morgan Gales
2019 Suzuki SV650X fairing.
A new café-racer-inspired fairing on the 2019 Suzuki SV650X.Morgan Gales
2019 Suzuki SV650X by the beach in Southern California.
The 2019 Suzuki SV650X sitting pretty by the beach in Southern California.Morgan Gales
Editor Morgan Gales trying a little low-speed handling test on the 2019 Suzuki SV650X in a cul-de-sac.
Editor Morgan Gales trying a little low-speed handling test in a cul-de-sac.Monti Smith