interesting, at 5'6" i'm kinda curious how i'd fit on one of them...on a black one of course! the other overtly-metrosexual blue/white color scheme is awful.so i went to the International Motorcycle show in Greenville sc this weekend. it was pretty awesome. suzuki had the Gladius there. Bike is alot lower than my sv650, seems as if the wheelbase is smaller too. Its probably a fun little bike, I love the headlight but just too small for a big guy like me. i'm 6'1" and 2403s. Id look like a bear riding a tricycle on it
Little bikes are much more fun only problem with the gladius is that it got a dry weight off 202kg/445ibs and that's pretty heavy.Little bikes are way more fun to ride than big bikes.
plastic comes off. In fact, I think the frame looks great without that plastic cover. Rest of the bike needs some love as well.Haha I was there too. I sat on it and was like no, got off and was looking at it and was like this just looks cheap and plastic. (the lower piece of the frame) Grabbed it... oh... it is plastic.
It has "made in china" character.supposedly thats a five inch wheel out back....what one of the reps told me when we where talking about it ......feels and looks kinda cheep (to me) maybe I just like the old naked's better
That's curb weight...fully fueled and ready to ride. I figure that's about 15~20# heavier than my S model. Where did the extra heft come from? The chassis? Exhaust? The Mongolian headlamp?Little bikes are much more fun only problem with the gladius is that it got a dry weight off 202kg/445ibs and that's pretty heavy.
And it's a girls bike ;D
Have you ever ridden an XB9/XB12? Awesome bikes. Kinda pricey new, but they are steals used. I've had a couple of them and like them as much as my SV's. They definitely have a different feel. On the XB's you feel like you are sitting right on top of the front wheel. It takes a little getting used to.I sat on the gladius over the weekend and it was nice. Similar to the xb9 buell. Geometry seems better, bike feels easier to control.