The Suzuki SV650X is coming to Canada.
Today, Suzuki Canada confirmed it’s bringing in the neo cafe racer, built around the long-running and highly reliable SV650 platform.
The marketeers did not have a price tag for the machine yet, or a solid arrival date; according to the communications manager, “Our plan is to have a model in Canada for the Motorcycle Show circuit and should have units available sometime this spring.” So, you’ll be able to see the machine this winter, hopefully, if you’re interested.
Canada will be getting the version with ABS, which is good news.
For the sake of reference, the current SV650 model (also equipped with ABS) retails for $7,799 in Canada normally (there’s a $400 rebate in effect right now). We’d expect this new cafe’d version to be priced higher, but not that much higher. Suzuki’s pricing is very reasonable these days, especially when you factor in its typical five-year warranty. While this V-twin’s recycled technology might not be the latest/greatest offering on the market, if it comes in with a low MSRP and good looks to compete with the other neo-retro offerings from Japan, this machine just might become a sleeper hit.