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Old 09-25-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:11 PM   #2
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:17 PM   #3
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Yet another Gixxer, BFD. That Gladius looks pretty neat, but geezuss, they gotta do something about that name!
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:42 PM   #4
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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..
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:55 PM   #5
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Old 09-25-2008, 04:18 PM   #6
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Gladius? Was the name Monzuki taken?
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:12 PM   #7
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Thumbs down 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!
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:06 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:58 PM   #9
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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.

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Old 09-26-2008, 07:39 AM   #10
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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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