Suzuki Gladius Review

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Suzuki Gladius SFV650

- Rating: 8 / 10
Great value, enough power for the road, low friendly seat, economy
×Quite heavy, range, seat comfort
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What Is It?

The 2009 Suzuki SFV650 Gladius is a mid-range naked bike which was originally launched in 1999 with updates in 2003, 2005 and 2016.

Engine: 645 cc V-Twin, 70 bhp

Economy: 50 mpg

Range: 160 miles

Seat Height: 785 mm

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What Is It Like?

Suzuki Gladius SFV650

The SFV650

I've now owned my 2015 Gladius for exactly twelve months and since buying it I've put on 1,700 miles, including a 460 mile day out to London.

Mods

Shortly after buying it I had it lowered by 30mm, to aid my short legs touching the floor 🤣 I've also had a tail tidy fitted including the new rear light, but retained the stock indicators.

I found the seat to be a little firm on anything longer than a 30 minute ride so had it re-shaped and recovered.

The standard exhaust looked and sounded very 'ordinary' so I'm swapping it for an Ixil shot gun.

To Sum Up

Overall I really like the bike and on its MOT test it went straight through after adjusting the headlight beam.

- Graham M, 2019

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2009
£2,500
£2,000
£1,750
18,200
2010
£2,650
£2,150
£1,850
16,800
2011
£2,850
£2,300
£2,000
15,400
2012
£3,050
£2,450
£2,150
13,800
2013
£3,250
£2,600
£2,300
12,200
2014
£3,500
£2,800
£2,450
10,400
2015
£3,750
£3,000
£2,600
8,500

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