Introducing the 1999 SV650...an all-new V-twin sport bike with the heart of a champion and the soul of a street fighter. The SV650's aggressive styling identifies it as a state-of-the-art sport bike. But with superb ergonomics, a natural riding position and well-padded seat, it's also designed to let you ride in comfort around town or cruise the open highway. First and foremost, the SV650 is lightweight, agile, and outright fun to ride! The SV650 features a totally integrated design, with every individual element influencing and functioning as part of the whole. For example, the powerplant is positioned in an upright V, which allows the SV650 to have a more compact wheelbase. That configuration helps provide you with exceptional maneuverability and responsiveness.