Suzuki Gladius Review (2009)
What Is It?
The Suzuki SFV650 Gladius is a popular mid-range naked bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 645 cc V-Twin engine, producing 70 bhp at 8,400 rpm and maximum torque at 6,400 rpm.
- Seat Height: Low (785 mm / 30.9 inches)
- Weight: Heavy (202 kg / 445 lbs)
- Economy: Average (50 mpg / 5.6 l/100km / 17.7 km/l)
- Range: High (160 miles / 257 km)
- Power to Weight: Average (0.347 bhp/kg / 0.258 kW/kg)
- Top Speed: High (130 mph / 209 km/h)
What Is It Like?
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
Gear & Accessories
Suzuki SV650 (2016 On) - New and improved version.
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