10. The Sound!

It’s difficult to convey the pleasing notes a motorcycle makes through words, but if you’ve heard a V-Twin sportbike with a nice pipe on it you’ll understand. Stock, the SV’s exhaust note is pleasing, if not a tad muffled. Fortunately, Suzuki had on hand an SV with a Yoshimura exhaust fitted. When allowed to roar, the little 645cc twin sounds downright mean. As an added bonus, the intake noise as the outside air gets shoved through the Suzuki’s redesigned airbox is an unexpected yet very welcome surprise. Deep, throaty, and raw.