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2009 Suzuki Gladius Review
 

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2009 Suzuki Gladius Review

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msilverstein 03-26-2009 03:14 PM

Very unconfortable seat
 
I sat on one of these at the International Motorcycle Show in DC, After spending a day hopping from bike to bike I have to give the Gladius the award for most uncomfortable seat. Maybe it was designed for a smaller person - I'm a thin, tall tall male.

pushrod 03-26-2009 06:33 PM

Looks like another hit for Suzuki!

I'll withhold judgement on its looks until I see one in person.

And, this one has 'buns', but not 'hoops'. Darn, but I just can't figure out the moto-journo-speak thing...

smitty_2 03-26-2009 06:41 PM

Yet another motorcycle with a SMALLER fuel tank. Love the SV's but this one cannot be a touring bike or any long distance for that matter.

TwoTwenty 03-26-2009 06:48 PM

Hope it looks better in person than it does on my laptop....i prefer the cleaner lines of the SV.

sarnali2 03-26-2009 08:24 PM

Not bad looking, I suppose the SV1000 version will be called the Spatha to be historically accurate and in line with Suzuki's naming their bikes after swords and..um... birds.. (ahem)...

shalbleib 03-27-2009 07:13 AM

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I did some quick image editing to see what you could do to make it a little less "girly". I think it's maybe a little too curvy. I removed the clunky taillight assembly, grab handle and mirrors, swapped the exhaust for an R6ish can and slapped some speed triple headlights on it. oh, and removed those questionable radiator guards.

Not sure if attachment tool is working so here's a link:
http://www.treatspetresort.com/mts/suz.jpg

Kevin_Duke 03-27-2009 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shalbleib (Post 208554)
I did some quick image editing to see what you could do to make it a little less "girly". I think it's maybe a little too curvy. I removed the clunky taillight assembly, grab handle and mirrors, swapped the exhaust for an R6ish can and slapped some speed triple headlights on it. oh, and removed those questionable radiator guards.

Not sure if attachment tool is working so here's a link:
http://www.treatspetresort.com/mts/suz.jpg

Definitely an improvement in appearance. Good job! I doubt the DMV would appreciate it. :)

acecycleins 03-27-2009 09:52 AM

Did you ask why it had to have a name? Couldn't you just get by with Suzuki SFV? Gladius sounds sooooo..............

RedRaider 03-27-2009 09:52 AM

Looks like Buz's old bike
 
Great review Pete To me it looks like Buz's old MV Brutale which is a good thing. Suzuki got another great bike to sell. Honda where are you?


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