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Suzuki's Gladius - October 7, 2008, 05:53 AM

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October 7, 2008, 05:57 AM

It's different...yes that's the word I am looking for. This has already started some debates over on SVrider. I wanna see one in person before I decide on it though.
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October 7, 2008, 05:59 AM

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October 7, 2008, 06:07 AM

I just don't know..


I think a lot of it has to definitely do with that horrible well.. rather... very.. odd/different I guess? {ad} Suzuki had on their website introducing this new machine..

I just don't know yet...
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October 7, 2008, 06:07 AM

Lol. Most of the pics I have seen I would tend to agree. Oh well. Another entry level bike so whatever. Concept was ok...color scheme not so much.
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I like it





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November 3, 2008, 08:54 AM

If the SV650 is the poor man's Monster (which I believe it is) is this the poor man's SV650?

I like the trellis frame and some of the body styling (hate the headlamp). I guess I'd have to see one in person, though.


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If the SV650 is the poor man's Monster (which I believe it is) is this the poor man's SV650?

I like the trellis frame and some of the body styling (hate the headlamp). I guess I'd have to see one in person, though.
This is the replacement for the SV and it supposedly comes with an elevated price tag which will put it within $2k of the Monster 696. I think they are going to lose a bit of market share by having it that close the the mini-monster simply because those that can afford it probably will get the Duc.

I know I'd pick up the duc if I had the cash simply based on looks alone. All of the old Ducati maintenance and electrical arguments are null and void now.


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November 3, 2008, 09:18 AM

Is that an SV650 or a 100 in the Suzuki frame?

The new Kawasaki looks pretty cool. I like its look a lot.
http://www.motorevue.com/site/video-...695.html#video


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November 3, 2008, 09:20 AM

I have finally come to the opinion that I do not like a sportbike's ergos for daily commuting. Face it, its NOT what the ergos are made for.. Yes, you can commute just fine.. But basic things like looking over your shoulder are MUCH more difficult. My next street bike will definitely be one of these naked standards.


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I have finally come to the opinion that I do not like a sportbike's ergos for daily commuting. Face it, its NOT what the ergos are made for.. Yes, you can commute just fine.. But basic things like looking over your shoulder are MUCH more difficult. My next street bike will definitely be one of these naked standards.

I was actually just thinking about this... Is everyday driving easier on a bike like and SV650? I ride everywhere but lets face it, 20 miles with ZERO curves is a bit rough on a gixxer 750.

at 45mph that is.


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November 3, 2008, 09:45 AM

I dont mind the ride on my SV at all. I have the N model so no clip ons. I find the position comfortable and you can store quite a bit with saddle bags. I know you can use saddle bags on other bikes but as a commuter and/or a sport/tourer the SV is a great bike for the price.
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I dont mind the ride on my SV at all. I have the N model so no clip ons. I find the position comfortable and you can store quite a bit with saddle bags. I know you can use saddle bags on other bikes but as a commuter and/or a sport/tourer the SV is a great bike for the price.
Ya, the N model with the hight bars is basically the same thing as these other naked bikes. The more standard seating position is MUCH easier in heavy stop and go traffic. Easier to look back when making lane changes, easier to hold the clutch without crouching when stopped. The list goes on and on..


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November 3, 2008, 09:55 AM

And still easily sold to a new rider or a racer once you're done with it.


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November 3, 2008, 11:54 AM

The new suzuki is really to get some of the market share that the kawasaki er-6n has been gobbling up over in europe. The naked standard bikes are not as popular in the states, americans like fairings on their sportybikes...

And to agree with Jron and Jaxx, these bikes are much moore gooder for commuting and casual riding that the supersports. I went from a gixxer to a 650R and never looked back. Most people who own a 650 of some kind tend to keep them or miss them terribly..


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