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post #31 of 38 Old 11-05-12, 13:39
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That things ugly IMHO

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yeah the extra weight definately concerned me, why is it even there?

Id like to find out the reason for the extra weight, if it isnt good, then its a deal breaker for me.

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year on year, tighter noise and emission standards are making exhausts heavier (and uglier) unfort

the bike as a whole is pretty nasty though imo - though I was never a fan of the sv either. Still no USD forks suzi? box section swingarn, nasty built in rear passenger pegs etc


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I think it is ok looking, just need to get rid of that exhaust and I think it would look a lot better.

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Trellis frame huh? Might as well paint it red and call it a Ducati Monster 696...

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Generation 1 w/ the rounded frame were the lightest(416lb), most of them made 65-69 HP, torque is in 42-44 ft-lb range, and had carbs. The gen 2, angular frames, weight went up to around 425 lb, fuel injection and a couple of small changes to the engine bumped the power up to 68-72 HP, torque output was about the same. The Gladius and current SVF 650, have a steel frame engine changes are more extensive for friction reduction, emissions, and better midrange throttle response and weight went up also. I have owned both generations of the SV, standard gen1, S gen2, they are fun bikes, seat to peg distance a bit more roomy than a street, suspension is low budget, to keep the price down, but a shock, fork work, and some brake up grades help them out. If and when I find a nice gen1, I wouldn't mind owning another. Plus if you are wanting to start racing, these are a good bike to learn the craft on, they also make good track bikes, but everything you make up in the corners w/ one gets lost on a straight away to bigger bikes which can be frustrating. Also owned a Vstrom 650 but that's another story and this post is long enough.
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This is just the Gladius with out the name. Literally. The designation for the Gladius has always been SFV650. Now if Suzuki actually redesigned and returned to the SV designation I might be interested, except I'll be busy enjoying a Street triple by then.
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It's not coming back until they fire the designer.
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