2009 Suzuki Gladius 650 official pictures

Suzuki's all-new middleweight goes on show in Paris

Posted: 25 September 2008
by Visordown News

Visordown Motorcycle News
Suzuki's new 650 Gladius

Suzuki's all-new Gladius 650 was unveiled in Paris, today. A new naked middleweight model featuring Suzuki's legendary 650cc V-Twin engine, the Gladius boasts unique styling in a user-friendly package.

With a fuel injected, twin plug head engine delivering enhanced performance, combined with great style and neutral lightweight handling, the Gladius is perfect for first time or experienced riders alike.

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So what's unique about the styling then?

Posted: 25/09/2008 at 17:08

removed, wrong post, lol

Posted: 25/09/2008 at 17:27

I think thats quite nice, looks a bit simmilar to the big triumph in styling, allthought i dont like the triumph much

Posted: 25/09/2008 at 17:28


http://www.webbikeworld.com/ducati-motorcycles/monster-696/ducati-monster-696-white.jpg


http://www.visordown.com/news/images/gladius.jpg



Posted: 25/09/2008 at 17:32

Looks like a V-Twin Hornet to me.

Posted: 25/09/2008 at 18:35

Or a Ducati for those that don't like to break down.

Posted: 25/09/2008 at 18:36

Actually.... I rather like it!  If it has slightly more oomph than the SV650 that could interest me... and if they pop a 1000cc version out then I am going to be more than a bit interested   The proportions just look "right" to me so I would probably be tempted to take one for a test ride.

I am guessing the price is going to be very keen too, which makes it even better (would love a Triumph, but cannae really afford one at the moment!)


Posted: 25/09/2008 at 19:02

Are they paying Ducati for their designs or just stealing them like every other Jap company?

Posted: 25/09/2008 at 19:49

Given that a gladius is the short, Roman sword, maybe Rob's desired bigger version will have a moniker like Broadsword or Claymore.

Actually, given our family's Scottish heritae, Rob would probably buy a Suzuki Claymore the minute it came into the shops.

Incidentally, Rob's only been riding for a month or two, and has decided that he needs more power. Is this normal? And will he be saving up for a turboed Hayabusa by the end of the year?


Posted: 25/09/2008 at 20:10

Ducati Monster as well me thinks

Posted: 25/09/2008 at 20:22

Graeme Sutherland wrote (see)

Incidentally, Rob's only been riding for a month or two, and has decided that he needs more power. Is this normal? And will he be saving up for a turboed Hayabusa by the end of the year?

Everyone goes through that phase.

Some people eventually twig that it's ability that is the limiting factor not the bike's power.


Posted: 25/09/2008 at 23:18

it's fainted

Posted: 25/09/2008 at 23:19

iBurty wrote (see)
Everyone goes through that phase.

Some people eventually twig that it's ability that is the limiting factor not the bike's power.

It's not that I want more power, or that I feel my abilities are beyond the bike I have... quite the opposite on the latter and I suspect my 80ish bhp is more than enough...

But they do say power corrupts

I just have a thing for the noise that big engines with less than 4 cylinders make... it is all part of the experience and attraction of bikes to me!  Stick a 1000cc twin in there and a fruity set of cans and it would just suit me down to the ground (not bothered about fancy ass suspension since I am no where near pushing the limits of my 13 year old Yamaha's rudimentary set up as it is!)

And no Graeme - I will not be looking for a 'Busa of any sort... ever  


Posted: 25/09/2008 at 23:27

Brutale's baby sister?

Shiver 650?

Nice though....


Posted: 26/09/2008 at 13:35

Graeme Sutherland wrote (see)

Given that a gladius is the short, Roman sword, maybe Rob's desired bigger version will have a moniker like Broadsword or Claymore.

Actually, given our family's Scottish heritae, Rob would probably buy a Suzuki Claymore the minute it came into the shops.

Incidentally, Rob's only been riding for a month or two, and has decided that he needs more power. Is this normal? And will he be saving up for a turboed Hayabusa by the end of the year?


well yes really

Posted: 26/09/2008 at 13:42

Rob Sutherland wrote (see)
And no Graeme - I will not be looking for a 'Busa of any sort... ever   

But you were talking about a B-King t'other day, which is a nekkid Busa, give or take.


Posted: 26/09/2008 at 14:15

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