Suzuki Motor Corporation have confirmed to MotorMartin recently that they are to unveil their SV650X at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, which takes place from 27 October to 5 November, a rather fantastic looking evolution of the SV650 Rally concept shown at last year’s event.
The original concept, Suzuki say, was designed to pay homage to the tarmac rally cars and bikes of the 1970s as ‘Neo-retro’ design sees the SV650X get a newly-styled bikini fairing and tinted screen, fog lamps, clip-on handlebars, with a tuck-roll, already available as a genuine accessory on the SV650, completing the look.
The Japanese firm have confirmed with MotorMartin that they are currently assessing market reaction and customer feedback before confirming production plans so fingers crossed that they get a positive reaction, after all, the bike looks fantastic.
Suzuki GB general manager, Paul de Lusignan, commented to MotorMartin recently that, “The SV650 Rally concept generated a lot of interest at last year’s show, with retro-styled machines proving very popular among riders. The SV650X is an evolution of that concept, and shows how that would translate to a production machine. Currently we cannot confirm a production schedule. We will first assess reactions to the SV650X before finalising plans.” Fingers crossed then.
Suzuki have said that they will confirm their 2018 model plans before the end of the year, so until then it really will be a case of, ‘watch this space.’
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