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Brought to you by the Gladius design team. Hard for me to get past that.
It seems all of the new naked bikes today are trying to look like Gladius', from all the manufacturers. I still like curves and my round headlight.
 

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It seems all of the new naked bikes today are trying to look like Gladius', from all the manufacturers. I still like curves and my round headlight.
How did the 1g and 2g SV do both perfectly (round curves/sharp angles), and the Gladius and everything since compromise and fail?
 

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Other than the melancholic factor (of foreseeing the demise of our beloved SV), I'm not actually mad about the gsx8ssx8sgx8sss. I think it will be a fun bike to ride and maybe I'll even get one someday.

Here's an interesting analysis by someone who actually knows what's he's talking about: About Suzuki’s New Parallel Twin
 

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It all comes down to personal taste ... skinny or curvy ... 😜
 
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I've ridden the Gen3 several times. With the narrower tank, slightly lower seat height and smoother engine response, it actually feels smaller and lighter than my Gen2 and about the same as my Gen1.
 

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Looks like the gen3 is a pig.


I like riding both my pig and my old gen 1 :)

When ridden back to back, they are quite a bit different. Seating position is a lot different, power delivery a bit different.
Gen 1 has less noticable drop in power after 8-9k rpm. Gen 3 has flat spot up to 3-4 (euro 5 probably), but it's nice at low speed. Then pulls hard to around 8-9, and then hits a wall.

Probably the biggest difference is in handling. Although, that might be 20 some year differencein shock and different tyres.
 
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