Last year at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, I left my job and had intended on retiring. However, things change and I started a new job on Tuesday. I'm a maintenance engineer in a factory that makes electrical generators in the town of Dumbarton. The commute is 15 miles (24 km) each way, so I was looking for a commuting bike or scooter. Luckily my friend Kirstin had a Suzuki SV 650 for sale and we did a deal.
This bike is a 2004 model that has done 14,000 miles (22,500 km) and is in very good condition. It hadn't been used for a while so needed a new battery to get it started. It also needs new tyres and an MOT (annual safety check) and it'll be ready to go.
It also has a luggage rack and a large topbox (not fitted in the photos) that'll be handy for carrying my sandwiches.
In my 46 years of motorcycling, this is my first Suzuki and also my first V twin.