Suzuki Gladius Review

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Suzuki Gladius SFV650

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.


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 £2,450 £1,950 £1,700 17,600
2010 £2,600 £2,100 £1,850 16,100
2011 £2,800 £2,250 £2,000 14,500
2012 £3,050 £2,450 £2,150 12,800
2013 £3,250 £2,600 £2,300 11,000
2014 £3,500 £2,800 £2,450 9,100
2015 £3,750 £3,000 £2,650 7,000

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