5. Advanced mods go even further


If you really want to start digging into the SV, there are options. Stock, the SV’s 645cc V-Twin puts out around 70 horses. There are race shops out there getting into the triple digits. This, of course, is a major operation involving a complete teardown of the engine, but it’s doable (though not very reliable). Big-bore kits also exist, allowing you to hit 100 horses a little more reliably. Apart from that, replacing the forks with a GSX-R front end is a popular mod which also gives you better brakes, too. Folks also modify the rear to accept GSX-R rear wheels, giving greater options for tires. Again, if you can dream it, it’s probably already been done.