2. You won’t get tired of it


Sure, there are faster, more powerful and better handling motorcycles available, but the SV650 strikes that sweet spot of power and performance that keeps even seasoned riders entertained. Because there isn’t an overabundance of power to play with, trackday riders are forced to optimize cornerspeed to maintain a fast lap. Meanwhile, for average commuter duties, the V-Twin’s low- to mid-range torque makes it great for squirting through traffic. It’s probably not a coincidence I still see plenty of SVs whenever I visit San Francisco.

2009 Naked Middleweight Comparison