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Old 09-26-2012, 12:07 AM   #1
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2013 Suzuki SFV650 - the Gladius returns & renamed

new name and no girlie colors
same bike
http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product%...13/SFV650.aspx
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:02 AM   #2
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Renamed? It has been the SFV650 since it came out.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:36 AM   #3
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SFV650 is to Gladius what VFR800 is to Interceptor.

The name's the same as it ever was and it will continue to be an ugly, underwhelming, poor selling bike.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:37 AM   #4
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They dropped the GLADIASS name and stoopid commercial it looks like.

No more SV650's either.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:15 AM   #5
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So long as the 2012+ DL650 is still the 'Glee-Strom' I will remain a happy man.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:45 AM   #6
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another banner year for Suzuki.

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Old 09-26-2012, 07:50 AM   #7
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No abs?


C'mon Suzuki, shut up and take my money!
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:36 AM   #8
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Poor SV. Look at what they've done to you. Bastards!!!
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:54 AM   #9
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No abs?


C'mon Suzuki, shut up and take my money!

Big green has a 650 for you.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:36 PM   #10
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On their website under features they call the headlight "stylish". I call it fucking ugly. Replace it with a standard looking SV650 headlight and you're back in the game.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:38 PM   #11
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Big green has a 650 for you.
Too much plastic on it :(

I want a cheap, light, midsized "roadster", dammit! (with ABS, of course. and options for luggage and a tall screen). So many "almosts".
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:21 PM   #12
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The SV650 was one of the best bikes available. I don't know why they ruined it.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:14 PM   #13
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Looks like Hyosung is about to take over the 650 class:

Hyosung and SVF650 to Make 2013 Year of the 650 V-Twin?

IMO, the FI SV650s never got as good as teh original carb'ed SV650s, the Gladius sorted out some of the aluminum frame caused handling characters, make the ride much better. FI on the Gladius seems better than the 03-09 SV650s, especially the on/off throttle response.
Gladius/SFV650 is a fantastic bike for the price and performance, well over the SV650s in the past.
ABS? who needs brakes, they only slow you down.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:19 PM   #14
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On their website under features they call the headlight "stylish". I call it fucking ugly. Replace it with a standard looking SV650 headlight and you're back in the game.
Amen.... between Triumph's fugly bug eyed setup on their street triples, Kawi's Versys cyclops, and this gladdy "thing, what is up with the amazingly ugly styling these days?

Some how these bikes are making normally ugly bikes like the GS and my Vstrom look good. I thought the original SV650 was a nice looking bike, bring back that "normal" styling and put the updated gladdy motor in it.

It kinda mirrors truck designs and more than a few cars. Once upon a time styling was supposed to produce attractive things, these days it appears as though "stylists" go to great pains to produce unattractive things.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:43 PM   #15
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Does anybody make footpeg mounts for it? Replace those ugly things along with that muffler and pull the plastic covers off of the frame and it wouldn't be too bad. Better yet, BRING BACK THE SV650!
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