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Gladius 650 ABS is 319000 baht (costs 320000 baht in the UK). All the reviews I've read have been favourable. Quick revving, bulletproof gem of an engine, top speed 196kmh, 0-100kmh in 3.9 secs, 202kgs kerb weight, excellent build quality (manufactured in Japan). Suzuki have dropped the Gladius name in other markets where it's simply known as the SFV650.

gladious is a nice bike and favored by many riders in this world as an easy mid sized big bike.

bullet proof yes and its engine has rave reviews.

Only problems for me is it looks so gay imo and 320 k thb does not make sense as honda offers an inline four bike with more power and better spec for 20 k less.

but anyway, one cannot go wrong with a Suzuki Gladius.

I'd say that the in-line four and a V-Twin are not really aiming for the same market.

One is aiming for customers who would probably rather have a "Jap Made" in-line four with the suspension that comes with those bikes, where as the other is aiming for people who want a mid-range touring bike that is going to be easier to maintain and man-handle on light off-road expeditions.

yes but both bikes are mid size bikes with mid range touring capabilities with similar prices so both bikes are offered to the same market for the people looking for an affordable and easy to handle bike and honda cb650f is only 4 kgs heavier than the suzuki gladius although being an inline four with more room.

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Gladius 650 ABS is 319000 baht (costs 320000 baht in the UK). All the reviews I've read have been favourable. Quick revving, bulletproof gem of an engine, top speed 196kmh, 0-100kmh in 3.9 secs, 202kgs kerb weight, excellent build quality (manufactured in Japan). Suzuki have dropped the Gladius name in other markets where it's simply known as the SFV650.

gladious is a nice bike and favored by many riders in this world as an easy mid sized big bike.

bullet proof yes and its engine has rave reviews.

Only problems for me is it looks so gay imo and 320 k thb does not make sense as honda offers an inline four bike with more power and better spec for 20 k less.

but anyway, one cannot go wrong with a Suzuki Gladius.

Ah, but four cylinders is not necessarily better than two and I will be surprised if the Honda can match the Suzy's acceleration, although it won't be too far behind. When I am able I will test ride the Honda CB650F (which I like the look of, and if a decent bike represents great value) and the Suzuki which although quirky looking I find easy on the eye. When you say it looks gay do you mean in a leather capped, big moustachioed, macho kind of way or limp wristed and effeminate smile.png ?

Didn't ask me, but looking at this:

ext-1308660940suzuki-gladius-650cc-09.jp

reminds me of this:

article-2299198-18EC9A1E000005DC-363_634

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Gladius 650 ABS is 319000 baht (costs 320000 baht in the UK). All the reviews I've read have been favourable. Quick revving, bulletproof gem of an engine, top speed 196kmh, 0-100kmh in 3.9 secs, 202kgs kerb weight, excellent build quality (manufactured in Japan). Suzuki have dropped the Gladius name in other markets where it's simply known as the SFV650.

gladious is a nice bike and favored by many riders in this world as an easy mid sized big bike.

bullet proof yes and its engine has rave reviews.

Only problems for me is it looks so gay imo and 320 k thb does not make sense as honda offers an inline four bike with more power and better spec for 20 k less.

but anyway, one cannot go wrong with a Suzuki Gladius.

Ah, but four cylinders is not necessarily better than two and I will be surprised if the Honda can match the Suzy's acceleration, although it won't be too far behind. When I am able I will test ride the Honda CB650F (which I like the look of, and if a decent bike represents great value) and the Suzuki which although quirky looking I find easy on the eye. When you say it looks gay do you mean in a leather capped, big moustachioed, macho kind of way or limp wristed and effeminate smile.png ?

Didn't ask me, but looking at this:

ext-1308660940suzuki-gladius-650cc-09.jp

reminds me of this:

article-2299198-18EC9A1E000005DC-363_634

But you wish you had his money

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But you wish you had his money

And his talent.

I don't have anything against gay guys...in fact if more guys were gay than the competition for the ladies would be that much easier. I do dislike lesbians though...have their pie and wanting to eat it also is very selfish.

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Gladius 650 ABS is 319000 baht (costs 320000 baht in the UK). All the reviews I've read have been favourable. Quick revving, bulletproof gem of an engine, top speed 196kmh, 0-100kmh in 3.9 secs, 202kgs kerb weight, excellent build quality (manufactured in Japan). Suzuki have dropped the Gladius name in other markets where it's simply known as the SFV650.

gladious is a nice bike and favored by many riders in this world as an easy mid sized big bike.

bullet proof yes and its engine has rave reviews.

Only problems for me is it looks so gay imo and 320 k thb does not make sense as honda offers an inline four bike with more power and better spec for 20 k less.

but anyway, one cannot go wrong with a Suzuki Gladius.

Ah, but four cylinders is not necessarily better than two and I will be surprised if the Honda can match the Suzy's acceleration, although it won't be too far behind. When I am able I will test ride the Honda CB650F (which I like the look of, and if a decent bike represents great value) and the Suzuki which although quirky looking I find easy on the eye. When you say it looks gay do you mean in a leather capped, big moustachioed, macho kind of way or limp wristed and effeminate smile.png ?

Didn't ask me, but looking at this:

ext-1308660940suzuki-gladius-650cc-09.jp

reminds me of this:

article-2299198-18EC9A1E000005DC-363_634

You bear a striking resemblance to Reg Dwight.

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Very nice bike, worth considering.

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But you wish you had his money

And his talent.

I don't have anything against gay guys...in fact if more guys were gay than the competition for the ladies would be that much easier. I do dislike lesbians though...have their pie and wanting to eat it also is very selfish.

why dislike lesbians? I like lesbian or bisexual girls! Had some before.

A lesbian girlfriend means unlimited threesomebiggrin.png

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Enough of lesbians, back to the bike, is this the same model that is sold as SFV650 ABS in the UK? If so Suzuki do a Sports Tourer version (same bike just some add-ons) for an extra £600 (30,000 Baht). I wonder if that would be available here.

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Briggsy, on thaisuzuki website there is a package promotion for 49k baht so that may be similar.

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Briggsy, on thaisuzuki website there is a package promotion for 49k baht so that may be similar.

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For Gladius or Wee Strom?

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I was referring to Gladius. SFV650 ABS in the UK, so I think.

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One might speculate the "touring set" for 49,000 Baht is the same as the "sports tourer kit" for £599 in the UK. And one might also speculate it could be added to both the Gladius or the V-strom. Though I was referring to the Gladius.

I like it even though some posters feel its looks do not appeal. In fact, since I have a trait to resist the crowd mentality, I like it even more.

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