Suzuki’s SV650 Takes on the Competition

The three modern bikes are so close you could also call this test the 70-horsepower shootout. All three are separated by exactly one horsepower, but looking at the graph you can see the Yamaha edges both the KTM and Suzuki at nearly every point on the graph. The SV really needs to rev before it can compete with the others. The KTM really comes alive in the mid-range. Dyno operator Chris Redpath of MotoGPWerks says a loose chain is at least partially to blame for the spikes and dips in the KTM’s curve.