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I opened her up just once to see what I would be dealing with, and saw the face of God!
I have been on liter sport bikes, big torque cruisers...but nothing compares to the thrust these damn things hit you with. If you are going to grab the throttle, just make sure you have a whole lot of empty road ahead of you...feels like God placed his boot on the tail end of the bike and shoved you forward - really, really hard!
Originally Posted by Akumu
Here are the major differences (besides aesthetics...)
Frame: Steel on the SFV vs. Aluminum on the SV
Motor: Nearly the same, but the SFV makes slightly more power. Here are what some of the changes were according to Motorcycle Reviews, Videos, Prices and Used Motorcycles
Cylinders receive racing-derived SCEM (Suzuki Composite Eletrochemical Material) for better heat dissipation, reduced friction, etc.
5% increase in crankshaft inertia enhances low-to-mid range output and “highlights power-pulse feel.”
Single spring per valve versus the SV650’s two springs per valve reduces inertia weight, and thereby mechanical losses.
High-lift cam for increased torque.
Throttle body intake funnels, though longer than what the SV650 used, are two different lengths for improved mid-range.
Idle Speed Control (ISC) system integrated into throttle body –first ever on any Suzuki street bike– improves idle, cold starting and eliminates additional wiring and hoses.
The same 10-hole fuel injectors used on the GSX-R600 and 750 offer better atomization of fuel mixture. Two Iridium-tip spark plugs per cylinder complete the package for more thorough, consistent combustion which in turn is claimed to lead to better economy, emissions, power, etc.
All new compact exhaust with mid-chamber is claimed to increase low and mid-range torque while different length exhaust pipes allegedly improve low-end performance; exhaust design also contributes to lower CoG.
New radiator is smaller; oil cooler is now liquid-to-liquid rather than air-cooled, and its new design helps centralize mass.
SFV has 120/70 front, SV 120/60
The thing is, is that it is not just a redesign of the SV650. They produced SV650s and Gladiuses concurrently. If it were truly a third generation SV, production of the second generation would cease when they began making the third generation.
I'm also confused at the title of your thread. If you feel that the gladius = SV650, than why would you say the SV650 is back? If you feel they are the same bike, than they never went anywhere... They just dropped the Gladius name.
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