Well...Gladius sales figures certainly aren't much cheer for Suzuki.
The Glad is pretty much the Taurus of the bike world; good idea badly executed.
Now that "Adventure Bikes" have become close to a mainstream category in some places the bikes and riders have to have a certain "look". Being a good bike simply isn't enough for the in-crowd of adventure riders.Sad that looks could doom an adventure bike. I know I sure as hell didn't choose a Strom because I was worried about how I'd look on it. Where I ride, there's no one to see me, anyway.
Newslfash: we all look like dorks in space suits.
Glass is usually needing refilled, so you are right.:yesnod: Nah I am a very jolly cheerful fellow, but Suzuki irritates me with their lack of focus on bikes that we actually want.
So true.... I frequent a local cigar shop all the time and the owner was telling me some guys (who I don't know at all) were just talking about me the other day. Really.... what'd they say. They said I bet Mark is one of those guys with all the pretty gear and sits outside Starbucks and sips Lattes with other similar folk. Owner said.... No that's not him.... you wouldn't say that if you saw what he rides (Orange Strom) and how he rolls.... It'll be 19 deg out blowing snow and he's in this jacket as bright as the sun and these big muffs over his handlebars (hippo Hands).... I don't think he cares what he looks like. I have a whole group of State Trooper buddies (all Harley guys) who frequent the shop also and they literally get off the couch and bow down when I ride up on days like that.Now that "Adventure Bikes" have become close to a mainstream category in some places the bikes and riders have to have a certain "look". Being a good bike simply isn't enough for the in-crowd of adventure riders.
We have to be "fashionable" dorks riding "stylish" ugly bikes or we just won't be accepted at Starbucks.