News 18 Mar 2009

Suzuki Gladius has landed in Australia

Suzuki's Gladius has landed in Australia, bringing its unique formula to the local streets.

Suzuki press release:

Suzuki Gladius SFV650

Suzuki Gladius SFV650

Suzuki’s exciting new Gladius SFV650 has landed in Australia, bringing its unique formula of a sporty V-Twin engine, advanced technology, slimline chassis and distinctive look to local streets.

Having wowed audiences since its unveiling late last year, the Suzuki Gladius is a new and unique concept, combining performance, style and comfort in a fun package suitable for a broad range of riders.

“The Gladius really typifies Suzuki’s Way of Life approach,” said Perry Morison, General Manager Motorcycles, Suzuki Australia.

“It’s a sporty, value-packed and stylish motorcycle that really stands out from the pack and is all about having fun while riding.

“The reception it has received in previews around the country since it was unveiled has been incredibly positive; we’re excited about releasing the Suzuki Gladius and adding another dynamic model to our class-leading street bike range.”

A sporty and reliable 645cc, fuel-injected, DOHC, V-Twin engine was developed from the popular Suzuki SV650’s powerplant, giving the Gladius a broad powerband with impressive low-range torque.

Including Suzuki’s advanced Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection system, Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Materials (SCEM) cylinder coating and automatic Idle Speed Control (ISC), the Gladius is fitted with a range of race-bred technology to enhance performance while reducing maintenance requirements and emissions.

Spring-preload adjustable front and rear suspension delivers a smooth ride with predictable handling, while the Gladius is fitted with front and rear disc brakes.

The Gladius is designed for maximum comfort and practicality – combining well-balanced and sporty handling with low-speed manoeuvrability for everyday city use.

A comfortable, slim chassis features curved bodywork and distinctive styling, with bold colour combinations between the bodywork and coloured steel tubing on the compact, trellis frame.

With a stainless steel muffler cover, five-spoke aluminium-alloy wheels, a sleek 14.5-litre fuel tank and a distinctive multi-reflector headlight, the Suzuki Gladius has a unique, European-inspired look.

Comfort is maximised by an upright riding position on the slim chassis’ low and well-padded seat, in relation to tubular handlebars and footpegs.

A Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS)-approved version of the Gladius is also available, perfect for use by learner riders in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, A.C.T., Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

The all-new, 2009 Suzuki Gladius SFV650 and the LAMS-approved Gladius are now available in Blue / White or Black liveries for an RRP of $10,490*, backed by a two-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.

*RRP includes GST, excludes dealer delivery and government charges.