The 2020 SV650X is a standard motorcycle from Suzuki that offers some sporty characteristics for a very reasonable price. The SV650X is extremely similar to the base SV650, but with a few minor upgrades including sportier handlebars, a revised headlight housing, and an upgraded seat. It’s a bit more cafe-racer-inspired.
The model features a dual-spark 90-degree V-twin engine with a displacement of 645cc. The twin-engine makes 75 hp and 47 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The engine and transmission combination make the bike perfect for city streets and highway duties alike. Pair that with its short wheelbase and you have a true performer. The SV650X comes with ABS standard.
The SV650 was built to be a good all-around motorcycle. It’s a fantastic and nimble commuter, a strong bike on a twisty road, and a lot of fun everywhere else. The SV650X comes with a starting price tag of $8,399.
The motorcycle is available in only a Gloss Sparkle Black paint job.
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Single, 1-piston caliper, single disc, ABS-equipped
120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
160/60ZR17M/C (69W), tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 L (3.8 US gal.)
Glass Sparkle Black
Electronic ignition (transistorized)
12V, 60/55 W (H4)
2140 mm (84.3 in.)
730 mm (28.7 in.)
1090 mm (42.9 in.)
1445 mm (56.9 in.)
135 mm (5.3 in.)
790 mm (31.1 in.)
198 kg (437.0 lb.)
12-month unlimited mileage limited warranty
Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).
2020 Suzuki SV650X Features
The stylish headlight cowling creates a café fairing look as the clip-on handlebars and trim, tuck-and-roll-look seat produce a sporty riding posture that is ideal at any speed.
Side panels below the fuel tank mimic a half-fairing look and connect the body styling from nose to tail. The brown, leather-like finish of the seat adds a custom, bike-builder touch to the motorcycle.
The SV650X’s glossy Glass Sparkle Black bodywork is well matched with blacked-out wheels, controls, and chassis components.
Visually stunning, the trellis-style frame is fashioned using high-strength steel tubes so it contributes to the motorcycle’s low weight and trim chassis.
The exhaust muffler’s position allows ample lean angles when cornering.
Dual four-piston Tokico brake calipers up front grasp a pair of 290mm fully floating stainless steel rotors for great stopping performance. The compact Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)** matches the braking performance to the available traction.
Liquid-cooled, 645cc, four-stroke, DOHC, 90-degree, L-twin, engine has perfect primary balance so it smoothly pulls with authority from idle up to the 10,000 rpm redline.
Advanced EFI system includes Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist feature that seamlessly adjusts engine speed during takeoff and low-speed running to smooth the power delivery and to help eliminate the possibility of the rider stalling the motorcycle.
Class exclusive*, 645cc, DOHC, V-twin engine produces strong, torque-rich horsepower while conforming the latest emission requirements.
The engine’s 90-degree L-twin configuration has perfect primary balance so a heavy, power-robbing counter balancer is not needed.
The energy-efficient engine has unique pistons that were engineered with the use of Finite Element Method (FEM) analysis to achieve optimal rigidity and weight.
Each piston skirt has a special resin coating, and the other sliding parts are tinned for less friction and greater durability – a first for a Suzuki motorcycle.
Suzuki’s innovative L-shaped piston rings contribute to reduced blow-by gas, resulting in fewer emissions and greater combustion efficiency.
Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM)–plated cylinders reduce friction and improve heat transfer and durability.
Both cylinder heads feature Suzuki’s original Dual Spark Technology for greater combustion efficiency, better fuel economy, and cleaner emissions.
The fuel-injection system employs Suzuki’s innovative Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) with 39mm throttle bodies. The secondary throttle valves are controlled by servo motor for smooth power delivery and optimum combustion efficiency.
Ten-hole, long-nose-type fuel injectors on each throttle body improve fuel atomization for better combustion efficiency while reducing fuel consumption.
The EFI system employs O2 feedback and a precise intake pressure sensor for optimum combustion efficiency in various conditions and reduces emissions to an incredibly low level.
Suzuki’s patented Throttle-body Integrated Idle Speed Control (TI-ISC) eases starting, stabilizes the engine idle speed, and helps lower emissions. The system is compact and lightweight.
The TI-ISC on the SV650X incorporates Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist feature that seamlessly adjusts engine speed during takeoff and low-speed running to smooth the power delivery and to help eliminate the possibility of the rider stalling the motorcycle.
The Engine Control Module (ECM) provides state-of-the-art engine management and has enhanced settings to suit the intake and exhaust systems, resulting in better fuel economy and linear throttle response.
Advanced, transistorized ignition control programming helps maintain more precise spark timing to the four iridium, long-life spark plugs.
The SV650X also features Suzuki’s Easy Start System that lets the rider start the motorcycle with a momentary press of the start switch without pulling in the clutch lever when the transmission is in neutral.
The air cleaner case design has high capacity and routes crankcase breather gas from the engine cover to help increase engine power. The air intake funnels have staggered lengths to heighten mid-range torque.
The exhaust system has a clean, functional appearance and lower weight. The 2-into-1 system has a catalyzer to further reduce emissions.
The exhaust muffler and its brushed stainless steel cover are positioned to allow ample lean angles when cornering.
The high-efficiency radiator employs a large cooling fan for exceptional cooling capacity. To further control temperature, the engine is also fitted with a coolant-cooled oil cooler that is compact and lightweight.
The close-ratio, six-speed transmission features carefully selected ratios that are equally well-suited for commuting or spirited riding.
The multiplate clutch has precise push rod actuation of the pressure plate for a light pull and consistent release point.
Bright, durable LED combination tail and brake light, plus front and rear amber-tinted turn signals.
Attention to rider comfort and confidence includes a carefully shaped seat with a high-grip, tuck-and-roll-looking cover in leather-texture brown vinyl. Integrated cargo retention loops pull out from under the seat.
The café racer styling was developed to create a classic, bike-builder look that also showcases the V-twin engine.
The compact, lightweight chassis is covered with slim bodywork to create a bike that’s agile and fun to ride on a variety of streets – such as city traffic, highway, rural roads, and winding roads.
The ready-to-ride weight of the 2020 SV650X is a low 437 pounds.
The high-strength steel, trellis-style frame is key to the motorcycle’s trim and intelligent dimensions. The seat height is just 790mm (31.1 inches) and is the lowest in the 600–800cc street bike class.***
The SV650X fuel tank is short and narrow and has the same 3.8-gallon (14.5-liter) fuel capacity in both US and California markets.
The slim fuel tank and seat joint help the rider in touch the ground better at stops.
The frame is mated to a steel, beam-type swingarm with a straightforward chain tension adjuster system.
The 41mm conventional-style front fork has a generous 125mm (4.9 inches) of wheel travel to provide a sporty but plush ride. Preload adjusters in the fork caps allow the rider to tune the fork springs for different loads or riding style.
Link-type rear shock unit has 63mm (2.48-inch) stroke and is tuned for a superb progressive feel and to react efficiently to varied road conditions while still delivering an agile and stable feel.
The rear shock’s spring preload is seven-way adjustable so you can easily adjust for a passenger or cargo.
The front brakes feature a pair of fully floating 290mm discs grasped by four-piston Tokiko calipers for excellent braking performance. The compact Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)* ensures braking power matches available traction.
Five-spoke, cast aluminum alloy wheels are shod with lightweight, front and rear Dunlop radial tires for sharp handling and good mileage.
The Dunlop Road Smart III tires fitted to the SV650X have great grip and all-around good tire performance.
The compact and lightweight instrument panel is a full LCD display, eliminating motor and needle mechanics.
The instrument panel has several features, including a tachometer, speedometer, odometer, dual trip meter, reserve trip meter, clock, coolant temperature/oil pressure indicator, ABS alert, and gear position, plus fuel consumption and driving range data.
The clip-on handlebars and mid-set foot controls create a riding position that’s ideal for sport riding, yet retains enough comfort for longer rides.
The classically round headlight is multi-reflector type with 12 V60/55-watt halogen bulb.
*** Excluding other Suzuki motorcycles (SV650 & SV650 ABS).
Stylized Suzuki “S” 3D emblems on the fuel tank and the fork upper bracket denote the quality, sophistication, and performance legacy of the brand.
A variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories for SV650X owners are available, including a large selection of Suzuki logo apparel.
12-month limited warranty. Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).
*600-800cc, street bike class
**Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.