2010 Suzuki SFV 650 Gladius motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Suzuki SFV 650


year: 2010 Suzuki Model: Gladius $6,899 Engine: 4-…, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90 V-Twin 6-speed, constant mesh @ RPM: 70 bhp Energy: Fuel Displacement: 645 L Top Speed: 120 mph


Posted on 01.19.2010 12:02 by Biker 2

In the autumn of 2008 in Suzuki unveiled their (for the time and for now) motorcycle entitled the SFV 650 Gladius. a refined SV650, but for the European a whole new kind of riding the new bike sit on the thin line impressive performance and awesome


Destined to those who approach riding, the new Gladius not impresses through the way it looks, but the help of a low seat (only inches from the ground) and a twin plug head which is tuned for low-to-mid torque.

Production costs kept as low as possible and that a little bit of sacrifice on the weight For example, the trellis frame is out of steel instead of aluminum. brings a significant contribution to the 446 lbs wet that doesn’t do the Gladius much good.

70 bhp-hp injected V-twin engine

the name Suzuki says about the bike’s performance and even though, at a first you have many chances to it with an Italian ….

Testimony of the fact that the is one bulletproof piece of engineering the SV650 genes. Being new, this Suzi have anything to brag but its features and if you relate to those, you find many years of and refining behind.

Initially, the manufacturer would have the SV650 with the same for which it introduces the Gladius but we have a hunch that will be no need for a third as experience now said its word.

Read about SV650’s here .


It is by now clear for that the Gladius is out for the Ducati 696. This last is up by its tremendous notoriety in Europe, but the Suzuki seems to have the recipe literally, it has a good to ride along The Ducati and likely never in front of it. favorite … is characterized by handling characteristics, a low seat, as as a comfortable riding position its 355lb (dry) are simply to the 446lb (curb) of its claimed

The engine behind it is the always and great performing air-cooled cylinder with 2 valves per Desmodromic producing 80 hp. The V-Twin engine produces only so you do the math, but that seems the second big punch in Suzuki’s

With a better power to ratio and original, Italian the Monster 696 is the undisputable king of its while the Gladius remains a alternative and a good way for Suzuki to get a of Ducati’s pie.

Ok, so we have and second place. Aren’t we to look for the occupant of the third No need for that as the Kawasaki presents itself.

Also by a 650cc, but featuring parallel the Kawi engine develops 72 hp and you rid of those nasty vibrations are so characteristic to V-twins. Styling is for and even though the ER-6N look as European as the first two at least it is original.


of its class, the Monster seems to that much influence on the that this last its design and plans to sell it to the public; an ugly thing to do, but a effective one as well if you ask Suzuki

Even though an entry-level there is nothing cheap the way it looks. High level of can be found all over the bike. The is very stylish and defines the look, while the gas tank, and rear end blend perfectly in making this … like being only now on the drawing board.

The V-twin sits quietly between 17” wheels, masked by a Monster-style frame which colors depending on what the customer chooses. This can be: or Black/Red in 2010.


Power is manageable and linear but not flaccid. My seat-o-the-pants dyno that the claimed power are there. The Gladius will wheelie in first gear some help from the over-taking on the freeway doesn’t downshifting from top-gear, and vibes are limited. motorcycle

the bike wearing nothing but its birthday suit, you’re unprotected from the elements, but lay enough on the 3.8-gallon tank and the triple figures could 125mph (and more if been laying off the pies!)

Like the engine, the chassis and is simple but effective. With its riding position, you feel at right from the off.

Even though the harder-edged of the Ducati gave the impression of more vigorous performance, a fool would underestimate a zip. The 645 cc V-twin in the Gladius is the of Asian sophistication. passionperformance

riders will either not or actively enjoy it, but some will find it hard and even a little intimidating. this is partly because of a positive aspect of the bike, its low- and medium-rev torque.


Probably the main for which buyers will the Suzuki SVF 650 Gladius is the $6,899 retail price. Significantly than Ducati’s $8,775 and the bike offering the same at a fairly lower level, is an adequate starter bike, the Monster will suit well to experienced riders. priced at $6,699 the Kawasaki is the cheapest in this class.

Is it hard for you to make a decision? this article is about the Gladius soa little support please. Summarizing, it is powerful to keep the blood flowing after riding it for some Suzuki reliability is a thing you never doubt about and it fun and modern, perfect for those who turn to motorcycling.

Wait, this why Suzuki created it for in the place?

Engine and Transmission

and Dimensions

Features Benefits

New for

Engine Features:

645cc with a bore and … of x 62.6mm and a compression ratio of

An automatic Idle Speed (ISC) system is integrated each throttle body, and stable idle while cold starting and reducing immediately after start up.

An throttle pulley helps low rpm/mid-range power delivery

release mechanism is changed ball-screw type to cam type and the transmission gear engagement are strengthened to help improve of the six speed transmission.

Conventional in iron liners are replaced Suzuki’s own race proven coating (SCEM), which friction and improves heat durability and ring seal.

spark plugs cylinder feature iridium spark reduce spark plug degradation and allow the electrode to be producing a more intense, spark and further enhancing

Each 39mm throttle carries a 10-hole fuel The extra-fine atomization injectors an average spray particle that is smaller for improved efficiency

Each cylinder features a compact combustion with two 31mm intake set at 14-degrees from the cylinder and two 25.5mm exhaust valves set at from the cylinder centerline.

pump is lighter and more and located within the 15 liter tank.

Increased low-to-mid torque output as well as a and smooth power delivery are through changes in Cam profiles, lift, a 10% increase in crankshaft newly staggered intake and tract lengths and an increase in system volume. All this affecting top end power.

Suzuki SFV 650
Suzuki SFV 650

The efficient is both light and narrow, the liquid to liquid oil cooler overall weight.

Single springs reduce inertia and mechanical losses while accurate valve control.

fuel injection system two butterfly valves with the valve controlled by the rider and the throttle valve controlled by the management system to maintain intake air velocity needed for combustion efficiency and improved response

SFV650 is powered by a fuel injected, DOHC V-twin engine based on the SV650 powerplant famous for its term reliability, broad and quiet rumble.

The engine is so in burning fuel that it need a secondary system to fresh air into the exhaust to ignite unburned hydrocarbons.

The has a catalyst built into an chamber mounted underneath the and connected to a stylish upswept

To reduce mechanical noise, a type primary gear is length wise with the two spring loaded, and the clutch and sprocket covers are now double for additional sound reduction.


Chassis and bodywork are to be as slim as possible where the tank meets the seat, the forward edges of the seat are and features a low 796mm seat All to make the new SFV650 easier for level riders to comfortably put feet on the ground when and for maximum rider confidence.

combination tail and brake is packaged neatly underneath the seat framed by stylish rails and also flanked by lens turn indicators

trellis steel frame 25-degree of rake and 104 mm of trail for and sporty handling with a look

Dunlop qualifiers radials are fitted with a front and a 160/60ZR17 rear

Edgy lines of the frame on each side match the rail and engine cover and compliment the shape of the chrome cover

Engine covers are to match the stylish look of the with edgy design

Front fender and radiator are color matched with the tank covers and side and contrast with the color of the tank and the color of the frame.

forks feature 41mm with spring preload over a 15mm range and wheel travel is 125 mm

Instrument is positioned above the headlight and an analog tachometer, LCD digital LCD dual trip-meters and odometer. An LCD clock, and LCD digital gear indicator are also featured. lights include a two way remaining warning lamp, backed up by an LCD reserve trip meter.

European inspired styling features sleek flowing and an unmatched elegant new look.

shaped multi reflector incorporates high and low beams as as a position light and flanked by lens turn indicators.

shock spring is preload over a seven step and rear wheel travel is 130 mm

curved bodywork matches with the organic flow of the mounting brackets.

Single rear disc brake works with a single caliper

Single rear is connected to the rectangular-section steel through a progressive linkage allows the suspension to react to bumps and improve overall comfort.

Stylish 17 inch aluminum ?alloy wheels a new five spoke design a 17 x 3.50 inch front and a 17 x 5.00 inch rear

The carefully shaped seat has padding and the rear edges are to support the rider’s hips

Tubular handlebar shape and positions are designed to work the seat position to add to rider

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