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Administrator 09-25-2008 12:45 PM

2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 Unveiled in Paris
 

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2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 Unveiled in Paris

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sachiwilson 09-25-2008 01:11 PM

What a dog.

Kenneth_Moore 09-25-2008 01:17 PM

Yet another Gixxer, BFD. That Gladius looks pretty neat, but geezuss, they gotta do something about that name!

giganto 09-25-2008 01:42 PM

style..
 
Gladibus has melted toothpast thing going on, but new body and trellis look to be taking fight to wee Monster customers.
And again, pant, cant wait for LiterMadness Comparo.
Looks like Suzuk intends to regain crown..

seruzawa 09-25-2008 01:55 PM

.001% Better Than Last Year!

ducatiparti 09-25-2008 03:18 PM

Gladius? Was the name Monzuki taken?

Dr_Sprocket 09-25-2008 04:12 PM

Camel dung...
 
I'm definitely not feelin' the new vibe from Suzuki. The Gladius looks like... excrement. Please, someone at Yamaha or Ducati, save us!

Kenneth_Moore 09-25-2008 07:06 PM

I think the Call It ANYTHING But Gladius would look great if they didn't put that dumbass paint job on it. Red and black, silver, just not the snow-cone truck colors. I'm biased, I really like the engine platform.

Duken4evr 09-25-2008 07:58 PM

Gladius? More like Hideous. It is hard to hard to say "Gladius" without a sarcastic lisp. Ack. Worst motorcycle name ever.

To KTM - Please allow the space alien origami guy to be reassimilated back into the Borg collective.

To Suzuki - Please fire the toothpaste guy and the marketing guy!

It is like Suzuki is not interested in making money. Get rid of the Gladiola thing and take that gem of an SV650 motor and stick it into a sharply styled dirt bike influenced Versys squashing adventure/motard thing with real all surface suspension and sell it at a reasonable cost.

Don't retune/detune it. Give it to us full strength so it will do sick wheelies on it's squishy long travel suspension. We like that. Also no skinny 19" front wheels or weird Strom stuff. Take the sharp looking new WR250R Yamaha motard and Supersize it with SV650 power. That would rock.

pplassm 09-26-2008 06:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Duken4evr (Post 194410)
Get rid of the Gladiola thing and take that gem of an SV650 motor and stick it into a sharply styled dirt bike influenced Versys squashing adventure/motard thing with real all surface suspension and sell it at a reasonable cost.

Don't retune/detune it. Give it to us full strength so it will do sick wheelies on it's squishy long travel suspension. We like that.


Good advice, Duken4evr. I'd buy one. I'm about ready to build an EX500/EXC Franken bike like the Weber brothers did. This would save me the trouble.


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