Suzuki Gladius Review

Suzuki Gladius SFV650

8
Great value, enough power for the road, low friendly seat, economy
×Quite heavy, range, seat comfort

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

Full specs, pics and prices

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

Suzuki Gladius Deals

Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2009 £2,550 £2,050 £1,800 16,200
2010 £2,700 £2,150 £1,900 14,800
2011 £2,850 £2,300 £2,000 13,300
2012 £3,050 £2,450 £2,150 11,800
2013 £3,250 £2,600 £2,250 10,300
2014 £3,400 £2,750 £2,400 8,600
2015 £3,600 £2,900 £2,550 7,000

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