The Suzuki SV650X, a neo-retro café racer based on the SV650 Rally concept teased last week was officially launched, on 7th November at EICMA. Granted, it’s more neo than it is retro however it’s a fine-looking machine.

Suzuki SV650X Launch

Suzuki SV650X Neo-Café Racer

“…a design that pays homage to the tarmac rally cars of the 1970s.”

Suzuki SV650X 2018 in-motion

We wrote about the SV650X last week and how Suzuki has been somewhat seemingly timid about dipping its toes in the neo-retro segment. But to be fair, using the SV650 as the base platform isn’t a bad place to start at all.

SUZUKI SV650X – SV650 Platform

Suzuki SV650X In-motion

Playing it Safe and Smart


Here’s the official launch video of the Suzuki SV650X neo-retro café racer. The model featured in this video is the SV650X ABS.

Suzuki SV650X 2018 in-motion

The SV650X is more of a neo-retro than and modern classic and is certainly not as retro as other motorcycles in the segment. But it definitely grows on you.