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Old 03-26-2009, 02:48 PM   #1
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:14 PM   #2
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Default 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.
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:33 PM   #3
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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...
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:41 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:48 PM   #5
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Hope it looks better in person than it does on my laptop....i prefer the cleaner lines of the SV.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:24 PM   #6
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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)...
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:13 AM   #7
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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.

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Old 03-27-2009, 09:33 AM   #8
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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.

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Definitely an improvement in appearance. Good job! I doubt the DMV would appreciate it.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:52 AM   #9
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Did you ask why it had to have a name? Couldn't you just get by with Suzuki SFV? Gladius sounds sooooo..............
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:52 AM   #10
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Default 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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