Suzuki’s new SV650X will headline the Japanese manufacturer’s lineup at this year’s London show – which takes place from 16-18 February at the ExCeL in London’s Royal Victoria Dock – alongside Michael Dunlop’s Senior TT-winning GSX-R1000.
The SV650X uses the same punchy, 645cc v-twin as the standard SV650, but comes with café-racer-inspired styling and a sportier ride, thanks to its clip-on handlebars, tuck-roll seat, and new, preload-adjustable front forks. It also gets a new headlight cowling, and comes with an RRP of just £5,999.
Also commanding attention at the show will the GSX-R1000 that won the Senior TT on the Isle of Man last year, in the hands of Michael Dunlop. The new GSX-R1000 – which benefits from technology taken directly from Suzuki’s GSX-RR MotoGP machine – set the world alight in 2017, and also won the MotoAmerica Superbike championship and Australian Superbike series, and was a race-winner in the British Superbike and Superstock championships.
The GSX-R1000 that will be campaigned by Buildbase Suzuki’s Richard Cooper and Bradley Ray in the 2018 British Superbike championship will also be on display, with both riders present on the Suzuki stand over the course of the show.
The GSX-R125 and GSX-S125, GSX-S750, GSX-S1000, GSX-S1000F, GSX250R, and SV650 will also feature in Suzuki’s display, alongside three models from Suzuki’s adventure range; the V-Strom 1000X GT, V-Strom 650X GT, and V-Strom 250, while the Burgman 650 and Burgman 400 will represent Suzuki’s luxury maxi-scooter lineup.
The MCN London motorcycle show takes place from 16-18 February, with doors opening at 10am on Friday 16, and 9am on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18