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– 2011 Suzuki SFV650 Gladius
2011 Suzuki SFV650 Gladius
The Suzuki 2011 Suzuki SFV650 Gladius provides a new definition of aggressive sport bike styling. With a trellis frame openly highlighting its chassis design, stylish five-spoke cast aluminum-alloy wheels and a bold, upswept exhaust system, the Gladius promises exciting performance. The proven 645cc V-twin engine provides the power you crave.
Unveiled in Paris, Suzuki’s all-new Gladius 650 was a complete surprise to the press. A new naked middleweight model featuring Suzuki’s legendary 650cc V-Twin engine, the Gladius boasts unique styling in a user-friendly package.
With a fuel injected, twin plug head engine delivering enhanced performance, combined with great style and neutral lightweight handling, the Gladius is perfect for first time or experienced riders alike.
2011 Suzuki SFV650 Gladius Features
ABS assisted dual floating front brake discs measure 290mm in diameter and work with dual piston calipers.
645cc displacement with a bore and stroke of 81.0mm x 62.6mm and a compression ratio of 11.5:1
An automatic Idle Speed Control (ISC) system is integrated into each throttle body, and produces stable idle while improving cold starting and reducing emissions immediately after start up.
An oval throttle pulley helps smooth low rpm/mid-range power delivery
Clutch release mechanism is changed from ball-screw type to cam type system and the transmission gear engagement dogs are strengthened to help improve shifting of the six speed transmission. .
Conventional pressed in iron liners are replaced with Suzuki’s own race proven nickel-phosphorus-silicon-carbide coating (SCEM), which reduces friction and improves heat transfer, durability and ring seal.
Dual spark plugs cylinder heads feature iridium spark plugs reduce spark plug electrode degradation and allow the electrode to be finer producing a more intense, hotter spark and further enhancing combustion.
Each 39mm throttle body carries a 10-hole fuel injector. The extra-fine atomization injectors produce an average spray particle diameter that is smaller for improved combustion efficiency
Each cylinder head features a compact combustion chamber with two 31mm intake valves set at 14-degrees from the cylinder centerline and two 25.5mm exhaust valves set at 16-degrees from the cylinder centerline.
Fuel pump is lighter and more compact and located within the 15 liter fuel tank.
Increased low-to-mid range torque output as well as a broad and smooth power delivery are produced through changes in Cam profiles, valve lift, a 10% increase in crankshaft inertia, newly staggered intake and exhaust tract lengths and an increase in exhaust system volume. All this without affecting top end power.
The efficient radiator is both light and narrow, while the liquid to liquid oil cooler reduces overall weight.
Single valve springs reduce inertia weight and mechanical losses while maintaining accurate valve control.
SDTV fuel injection system uses two butterfly valves with the primary valve controlled by the rider and the secondary throttle valve controlled by the engine management system to maintain proper intake air velocity needed for maximum combustion efficiency and improved throttle response
SFV650 is powered by a sporty fuel injected, DOHC 90-degree V-twin engine based on the proven SV650 powerplant famous for its long term reliability, broad power and quiet rumble.
The engine is so efficient in burning fuel that it doesn’t need a secondary system to inject fresh air into the exhaust ports to ignite unburned hydrocarbons.
The SFV650 has a catalyst built into an exhaust chamber mounted underneath the engine and connected to a stylish upswept muffler.
To reduce mechanical noise, a scissor type primary gear is split length wise with the two halves spring loaded, and the clutch and countershaft sprocket covers are now double layered for additional sound reduction.
Chassis and bodywork are designed to be as slim as possible where the fuel tank meets the seat, the outside forward edges of the seat are rounded and features a low 796mm seat height. All to make the new SFV650 easier for entry level riders to comfortably put both feet on the ground when stopping and for maximum rider confidence.
Compact combination tail and brake light is packaged neatly underneath the rear seat framed by stylish seat rails and also flanked by clear lens turn indicators
Compact trellis steel frame featuring 25-degree of rake and 104 mm of trail for stable and sporty handling with a beautiful look
Dunlop qualifiers sport radials are fitted with a 120/70ZR17 front and a 160/60ZR17 rear tire.
Edgy lines of the frame cover on each side match the seat rail and engine cover detailing and compliment the shape of the chrome muffler cover
Engine covers are updated to match the stylish look of the SFV650 with edgy design elements
Front fender and radiator covers are color matched with the fuel tank covers and side covers and contrast with the color of the fuel tank and the color of the frame.
Front forks feature 41mm stanchions with spring preload adjustability over a 15mm range and front wheel travel is 125 mm
Instrument cluster is positioned above the headlight and provides an analog tachometer, LCD digital speedometer, LCD dual trip-meters and odometer. An LCD digital clock, and LCD digital gear position indicator are also featured. Indicator lights include a two way remaining fuel warning lamp, backed up by an LCD digital reserve trip meter.
European inspired styling treatment features sleek flowing lines and an unmatched elegant new look.
Organically shaped multi reflector headlight incorporates high and low beams as well as a position light and flanked by chrome lens turn indicators.
Rear shock spring is preload adjustable over a seven step range and rear wheel travel is 130 mm
Richly curved bodywork matches nicely with the organic flow of the footpeg mounting brackets.
Single 240mm rear disc brake disc works with a single piston caliper
Single rear shock is connected to the rectangular-section steel swingarm through a progressive linkage which allows the suspension to react smoothly to bumps and improve overall ride comfort.
Stylish 17 inch cast aluminum ?alloy wheels feature a new five spoke design with a 17 x 3.50 inch front wheel and a 17 x 5.00 inch rear wheel
The carefully shaped seat has ample padding and the rear edges are bolstered to support the rider’s hips well.
Tubular handlebar shape and footpeg positions are designed to work with the seat position to add to rider comfort
2011 Suzuki SFV650 Gladius – United States of America Specifications
USA MSRP – $NA USD
Model may not be available in the USA
2011 Suzuki SFV650 Gladius – Canadian Specifications
Canada MSRP – See dealer for pricing.
Brakes Front ABS assisted, 2-piston calipers, 290 mm disc, twin
Brakes Rear ABS assisted, 1-piston caliper, 240mm disc
Colour Black, Black/Silver
Curb Weight 202kg (445 lbs)
Final Drive Chain
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.5 L (3.19 Imp gal)
Ground Clearance 140mm (5.5 in.)
Overall Length 2130 mm (83.9 in.)
Overall Width 760 mm (29.9 in.)
Seat Height 785 mm (30.9 in.)
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Lynk type, coil spring, oil damped, spring preload 7-step adjustable
Tires Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
Tires Rear 160/60ZR17M/C (69W), tubeless
Transmission 6-speed, constant mesh
Wheelbase 1445mm (56.9 in.)
Bore Stroke 81.0 mm x 62.6 mm
Compression Ratio 11.5 : 1
Engine 645 cc, 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-Twin
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Lubrication Wet sump
Warranty 12 Month unlimited mileage limited warranty
American Suzuki Motor Corporation makes every effort to present the most current specifications and product features. Because of our policy of continual improvement, changes may be made in equipment, availability, specifications and features without notice or obligation.
2011 Suzuki SFV650 Gladius – European Specifications
GBP MSRP – £5,465 RRP* (Was discounted to £4,815 in September 2011)
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
14.5litres (3.2 UK gallons)
4-stroke, 2 cylinder, liquid-cooled DOHC, 90° V-twin
81.0mm x 62.6mm
Electronic ignition (Transistorised)
6-speed constant mesh
Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Link type, coil spring, oil damped, spring loaded, preload adjustable
2-piston caliper, 290 mm disc, twin
1-piston caliper, 240 mm disc
120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)