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Suzuki’s upcoming KTM 790 rival spotted testing

08 September 2022, 04:22 PM Pratik Bhanushali
Suzuki’s upcoming KTM 790 rival spotted testing

- To be equipped with a new 700cc engine

- Gets youthful styling 

- Seems to be in the early stages of production

Besides the upcoming V-Strom 700, Suzuki has also been testing a new naked motorcycle overseas. Likely to derive the SV-styling, the test mule’s spy shots reveal quite some information. 

Compared to the previous gen SV, the upcoming model could sport a sharper and more youthful design. The test bike is equipped with a set of vertically stacked LED headlights inspired by the new GSX-1000 and LED indicators. The tank extensions add visual mass to the overall design. 

Suzuki  Right Side View

While the engine details are scarce, you could expect Suzuki to power its upcoming naked motorcycle with the same engine as the V-Strom 700. It could be a 700cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor with a different state of tune than the ADV. Not to mention, the bike could also benefit from rider aids like ABS, traction control, and more. 

The test mule's current setup features a tubular frame suspended on USD front forks and a monoshock. Meanwhile, the braking hardware comprises dual front discs and a single rear disc mounted on 17-inch alloys wrapped in road-biased rubber. It also gets an underbelly exhaust. 

Suzuki could unveil the new SV this year at the EICMA in Milan, Italy. However, its official launch in India will likely be after the international debut.

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