9. RPM Assist

I didn’t truly appreciate this feature until I loaded the SV onto my truck along with another bike to take to the dyno. This particular time, having the revs rise slightly once the clutch is engaged was the difference between me stalling the bike halfway up my ramp and successfully loading it. It’s a sad truth that more and more youngsters are growing up in a world where manual transmissions in cars are nearly non-existent, so whatever the motorcycling community can do to make the learning process of using a clutch and shifting gears easier is a plus in my book.