Sheene inspired livery for Suzuki Gladius

Limited edition Gladius gets retro 1970s Suzuki GP colours

SUZUKI GB has revealed a limited edition SFV650 Gladius that has been given a retro Barry Sheene inspired paint scheme.

With a similar colourway to the RG500 ridden by the two-time GP champion and motorcycling legend, Sheene, the special Gladius will be priced at £300 more than it's standard £6,399, and includes a belly-pan alongside the paint.

Suzuki GB general manager, Paul de Lusignan said: "For the very first time we included our own Facebook community in the decision to bring this special edition to market. With its flowing lines the SFV lends itself perfectly to a retro scheme, and proved to be a popular choice."

The limited edition Gladius is also available on Suzuki's current offer. Until September 30th customers get £500 off the recommended retail price of a standard machine along with three years warranty and AA cover.

What do you think; should Suzuki make this design a standard option on all models?