Friday Forum Foraging: 2008 Suzuki SV650 With Only 20 Miles!

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

No, that's not a typo.

Loyal readers will know I have a soft spot for the Suzuki SV650 – as many people do. A lot's been said about what a great bike it is and how it can please riders of all ages and skill levels. Many of us are also of the mindset that the earlier, pre-Gladius and pre-SFV650, versions are more desirable. The problem is that, as time goes on, earlier models are getting harder to find – at least in good condition.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, look no further. Up for grabs (at least at the time I'm writing this) is this 2008 SV650 with, get this, only 20 miles on it. Twenty. It's cherry from top to bottom thanks to it being stored indoors and even comes with factory extras like the lower fairings and frame sliders. Otherwise, it's all original even down to the OE tires.

Sweetening the deal even further is the asking price: Only $4,450!

The bike is being offered for sale at Cottage Lake Motors, near Monroe, Washington. Copied below is the seller's description from their Facebook page. If you're interested, here's a link to the Facebook post with the seller's contact information and more pictures.

This '08 Six Speed Suzuki SV650 S has accumulated 20 actual miles during its lifetime. Not 200 or 2000. 20 actual miles. We got it with 18 miles but wanted to make sure everything worked as it should. It has not been modified or Hot-rodded. Lovingly stored inside and looks it.

It has a new battery and fuel pump.

It comes with the owner's manual and toolkit.

This bike is being sold through my dealership in Monroe, Cottage Lake Cars on Destination Alley.

Feel free to call to set up a viewing, I try to work by appointment on the weekends.

Thank you.


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Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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  • Tim C Tim C on Aug 14, 2023

    20 miles? So every single rubber seal etc is going to leak. Sauce: I bought a way-low-miles-for-its-year car once. This thing will be leaking oil and coolant from all kinds of places once it's run hard.

  • Paulévalence Paulévalence on Aug 15, 2023

    Tempting! But a machine sitting for 15yrs is bound to have/develop problems.

    I wish Suzuki would sell a new, fully faired SV650

    • Tim C Tim C on Aug 16, 2023

      Yup. See my comment. This thing is going to require basically all seals replaced to not leak all the things. My '07 FZ6 (bought new, ~50k miles) is tight as a drum and recent oil analysis showed it on the good end for these bikes at this age. A lot of those miles were freeway commute ones. This is a garage queen.