Written on: 01/01/2013 by Mrjswans (1 review written)
I bought this bike in September of 2011 with 19 thousand miles and now in January of 2012 (a little over one year) the bike has 37 thousand miles. This bike is awesome. I've done track days, many group rides, distance rides and out of state trips on it and overall it's a fantastic bike. What I do like: Great power everywhere Awesome sound Doesn't attract attention from cops Wheelies easy No downshifting needed to get movin Insurance is damn cheap Parts are relatively easy to work... (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2012
First, my bike is a 2006 SV1000S with the following mods: Fender eliminator, power commander, gutted stock cans, GP shift, billet adjustable rear set, and some upgraded brake and clutch levers. It's otherwise stock and puts down 111 HP at the rear wheel. Lots has been written about the SV1000s, and the praise is nearly universal for a good reason. Many times the SV1k is compared with bikes that it was never intended to compete with. First and foremost is that the SV1000 isn't a... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2012
Handlebars were too low so I got helibar risers. Exhaust was too quiet so I got Yosh pipes. Gas tank interfered with my fat gut so I got a tank bra to protect the paint from my zipper. Now it's perfect. (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2011
Having owned just about every go fast peice of kit ever made from ZX14s , 2 hayabusa's R1s and lots of other i4's i wanted to try a couple of V-Twins . First i brought a VTR1000 and its such a cool bike and i love it to bits but it has its shortcomings ie lack of ground clearance when your really feeding it some. But this is about the SV1000.... first off the bars are to low and riding position to racer like which is a shame cos this is not a racing bike. The seat is akin to a block of... (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2011
Took me a while to decide which bike I was going to replace my old zzr600, I liked the TL1000R but felt it would have been too much as a first big bike, and the short comings of the Firestorm put me off. coming across the SV1000, it ticked all the boxes, capable of track day's fast road riding, long day's out, and even touring. it's a fairly easy bike to work on as it's not a complicated bike, and the engine is astoundingly good.
The bike feels very neutral to ride, possibly a bit too much... (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2010
Had the 1000sv bike 4 years I added a set of lower fairings from Suzuki
removed passenger seat and had a pair of Quill cans made for it.Apart from that it is stock.
I love the bike enormously it does everything you want it to do and has never let me down, I ride throughout the winter every year so I ensure it is always cleaned regularly, as a result it still looks mint.
I would not swap for any other bike,go get one !!!!! (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2010
I have owned zx10, gxsr-600, ninja 250 even and this bike the 2003 Sv1000s is my favorite. What I noticed the very first time getting on it is the height of the bike put me towering higher up in the seat than others but also the weight seemed very light. I love the sound of the v-twin and do long trips for my web site at Shockforever.com I do motorcycle reviews, videos there. I have had no complaints and no problems and this bike really comes into its own on the freeways. Ride on and get... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2010
For the money this bike is brilliant!!. The sound is awesome with some remus cans added but even great as standard. The real beauty of this bike is the torque it puts out and what can you get for 2 to 3 grand on the used market that gives this sort of performance. Perfect for the street or twisties, this is probably the perfect bike and lets face it top end sports bikes are great but where are you gonna get to 180+ on the road. The sv1000s will still reach 165+ and thats fast enough. Suzuki... (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2009
Great motorcycle. Fun, not scary. Controllable and smooth power. Made for the street and real riding. And the sound??....with aftermarket exhaust?... Great! Brakes good, comfort good, engine good, handling good. It works for me! :) (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2009
Bought this Suzuki SV1000S bike a year ago in Tampa after hearing the exhaust, the orig owner was a performance exhaust guy, sold the Bandit 1200s the next day on Craigslist in Vancouver during a snowstorm and took ownership the next week. First V-twin, will be my last bike as I'm now 65. Try not to ride it as it's hard not to be an idiot even at this age. Prefer the roads in British Columbia to Florida, this bike was wasted down there.Love the 5K in mods done to the bike, it's a one of a... (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2009
suzuki sv1000s is a great fantastic bike ive had lots o sport bikes as in r1/ningas/fire blade, but this bike is easy on my bike and comfort is super great fantastic bike but the only thing am neading is a lower fairing so can any one help to put me in the right direction for thi thanks please help thanks again dave oh prefer the colour blue looks great. (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2009 by 1whiteje
Suzuki SV1000S engine has genetics from WSB late 1990s - big twin, light flywheel and no counterbalancer all shout SPIN ME!
Very good ergo's - I have done 650 miles/day, and yet have great control on track days.
No mechanical problems, even though I commuted through a rainy winter on it, and now have 16K miles on the odo.
Since I bought the black one, I just trimmed the rear fender off, and ...very clean result at almost no cost. (bought flush signals).
Suspension and frame and engine are... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2009 by dumpy78 (1 review written)
I bought my Sv1000s k3 in 2004, its a run out 03 model. I must admit i'll never sell it, i've ridden several bikes since buying it even some in "racing red" and even then still find my sv to be such an enjoyable bike too ride, after several thousand kilometres I did find that a few tweeks in the front end did make the cornering a bit tighter on the uneven twisty's. I put a set of staintune pipes on it and like any other set of aftermarket pipes really lifts the sound/thrill factor. The only... (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2008
Mines a k3 on a 04 plate. Has ohlins front & adjustable rear suspension, hugger, single seat cowl, g-force cans, air box mod, lower fairings, xenon HID kit and tail tidy. I absolutely adore this bike. I do about 12-15k miles per year but I'm not into high bar sit-up type bikes. For its style it ' s still very comfortable even for the mileage I do. Planning the next trip to Europe for it and I have no doubt it ' ll get me there and I ' ll still be able to walk and pick up a pint. As for going... (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2008 by rocketman1 (3 reviews written)
A great bike, Superb sound with the right cans on, very reliable, economical if you take it easy, easy to ride, riser bars make the bike a bit easier on the wrists, just done 440km on tight twisty roads, without too much problem at all,just bit sore right wrist, but I think that arthritis. I'm in my 50's.
Make sure you have the tyre's pumped to the correct psi, or like most bikes the handling may seem a bit astray.
I feel quite at home waving to other bikes on high speed corners, the bike... (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2008 by Sazerac
I own a K6 model of the Suzuki SV1000s and it is such a great bike, it pulls from as little as 2000Rpm on 6th gear without problems, and it will reach 150Mph at 9000Rpm in no time. There are faster and better bikes out there, but none of them have this price tag.
Value for money is top here! (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2008 by Locksmith (1 review written)
Great driving position, bulletproof motor (mine blew a piston when had like, 10000 miles but hey), lots of torgue, very unique fairing looks, great all-rounder. Makes you fall in love with it, well, some of you. Thats why a 10 and not an 8. (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2008 by buzzardnz
Good everyday usable power. Sounds awesome with Two Brothers after market pipes. Looks amazing. I think its the best looking bike out there bar none, one of the reasons I bought it. Tonnes of torque in any gear. I have owned 15 bikes and have finally found a bike I can grow old with. I have absolutely no regrets buying my 2007 SV1000. Done 15,000 kms on it, with zero problems. Best bike I've ever owned. (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2008 by BlackPearl (1 review written)
I have added braided hoses, carbon cans, rear hugger, lower fairings, crash bungs, gel seat and a single seat cowl to mine. Most of these are genuine Suzuki parts. I have also lowered it as I am not very tall, and had it sprayed pearlised black as I thought it was sexier than the red it was originally.
It holds it's own on the track, especially through the bends but tends to be marmalised on the longer straights. It would benefit from some softer rubber than the stock Michelins that it left... (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2008
The Suzuki SV1000 ia an all around good street bike....very happy with 03' Copper SV 1000. (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2008
Great bike simple as that. Smooth power distribution and great sound. handle well too for a competitively priced bike. (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2008
Good bike but some corners cu with regard to quality. Lack of comfort extras available from factory. (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2008 by on1
I have had a 2003 Suzuki SV 1000s for a few months now and found it to be a fantastic bike. The mrs goes on the back and she loves it also. I find it nice to ride and you can go for a hr or so before you have to stech your legs. I'm a big lad tho 6.2 and 18st. If I was to change I would have to look hard for a better bike. (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2008
This is my first bike I have had it for about 7 months now and I must say that it is a dream to ride, it's very comfortable over a long distance, amazing bike all round and sounds the mutts nuts. (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2008
I can happily say I am quite impressed with this bike, as ann all rounder it is just the job. It is as light as a 600cc bike and handles just as well. Riding a V twin for the first time I'm happy with the performance but it did take time to get used to the different engine noise. (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2008
All round excellent bike.Bit heavy on petrol but if you actually worry about that you shouldn't have a bike in the first place.....Very chunky V-twin with good power distribution all the way through.Quite easy to throw about for the size. Lovely noise even with standard cans built better with blue flame titanium numbers. (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2007
Would recommend this bike to anyone looking to do sport riding with occasional track days. With a good rider this bike could easily hang with the best sports bike. (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2007 by zrider (1 review written)
I've had my Suzuki SV1000S 05 for several months now. The SV is what biking is all about, fun. It puts a smile on my face every time i'm on it.
Defiantly doesn't have the great engine of my old ZRX1200, but very usable and surprisingly revy for a twin. Along with a nice engine, it has an awesome, practically spaced transmission unlike the track-inspired trannies on almost all supersports.
Mine has Leo Vince cans (nice sound!), but has yet to be tuned in removing intake snorkle has helped.... (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2007 by svkb
The Suzuki SV10000S is excellent for both track and street riding. Excellent usable power throughout the rev range, which makes it more fun on the street than some of the more sportier bikes out there! (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2007 by wipeout (1 review written)
I bought this bike based on all the stellar reviews, and forum comments on it. It really is an utterly useable torque machine, and with a bit of modding sounds as good as it goes (and stops).
Cosmetically, I was sold as soon as I saw one - it is a beautiful machine (mines an old model, and as such has a silver frame - along with the silver plastics and fairing, people have done double-takes at it).
Nothing bad to say at all, I've never owned a machine this competent, and will be keeping and... (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2007 by lee hopkins (2 reviews written)
I traded in my Hornet 600 for a 2003 sv1000s in September last year. This is such a different bike. The lightweight low seat and high revving in line 4 engine of the hornet have been replaced with a taller, heavier machine which growls and roars as only a big twin can. I immediately replaced the stock exhaust cans for a pair of straight through Vipers. The sound they produce is intoxicating! People can hear you coming for a block away! Although a quite heavy bike, it's very nimble and... (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2006 by vfrnik
I have owned VFR's and a couple of Fireblades in the past and the Suzuki SV1000S seems to cover both bikes. The engine pulls like a train and the bike handles really well whilst filling you with confidence. I have already done a lot of miles on it and found it to be more comfortable than I expected. I highly recommend this bike and love the v twin engine. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2006 by mike1000s (1 review written)
My Suzuki SV1000S has got the full fairing on which makes it look a lot better and keeps the engine cleaner. I traded in my second ZX9R so I have an immediate power loss. Still the SV 1000S is much fun to ride and I am very pleased. Doesn't handle as well as my ZX9r but a great bike in the bends. (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2006 by BillBristol (5 reviews written)
The best thing about this Suzuki SV1000S is riding it, which must tell a big story. The fantastically smooth and torquey engine has to be among the best 1000cc V-twins available, it's wonderful. It will pull strongly over a wide rev range and even rev quite high without becoming clattery or stressed. I didn't think the rest of the bike matches it for quality, which is a pity. Standard colours are deeply uninspiring and overall the appearance can be that of a budget bike (which after all it... (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2006 by icechamp2001 (1 review written)
Well I have had my 04 Suzuki SV1000S for a total of 2 road days and wow
I was thoroughly impressed with how it handled and power to weight and torque
I'm a 190lbs myself and it just seems to want to go hard it wheelies so easily from 1st-3rd I couldn't beleive it.
Beautiful compared with my cousins GSXr 600 it is definitely more powerful.
I hope to get some good road trips in and maybe some racing but we'll see on how my surgery goes first
Hopefully I will get some pipes a Power Commander... (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2005 by creativemg (1 review written)
I got the Suzuki SV1000S after my CB500S was written off by a third party.
I bought it with full fairing, datatool gear selector, ohlins, forks, hugger, upright bars, coloured screen, and race solo seat.
I only had 1000 miles on it, and I have loved every bit of it. Handling is OK until pushed very hard, and the rear shock is not up to hard abuse. Many riders have been fitting GSXR 1000K5 or Penske shocks for a better feel. Michelin Pilot Power tyres should be fitted for better grip,... (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2005 by TripleC5 (1 review written)
I have had my Suzuki SV1000S Sports Bike (copper color) for the grand total of 3 days, (stop laughing), but I have been riding for years. The torque (power at low end) is very nice and smooth, as is the general ride of the bike. The front display is large and easy to read, and the controls are reasonably easy to reach. The headlights are very bright, and the cool tail light warns cars of your intent to stop. Braking is good, and the bike just feels very comfortable when you handle it. ... (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2005 by SV1000Hack (1 review written)
The 03 Suzuki SV1000S sports bike is the best motorcycle for the price. The slim body sets it apart from any other bike out there. The lights on the SV are awsome, very bright. Has lots of power and keeps up with the other 1000. The front breaks grab hard and stop fast. Out of all the bikes that I have had the SV is the best by far. (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2004 by christian15213 (1 review written)
Ok the Suzuki SV1000S is an amazing bike... It is new in concept with the V-twin and naked look on the sides, you can also get a naked fairing. The bike maintains the cross between sport and touring with the ever so "upright" seating posistion. This bike can hang with the best of them with a bit over 100 horsey's and tons of torque. Suzuki did a great job with this bike and for the money, being under 7500 brand new for a 2003 and under 8500 for a 2004 this is the most powerful bike for... (read more)