I hadn't planned on looking for a different bike until next year, but when I saw a Gladius, the blue/white one which I loved, listed at over $500 less than I've seen anywhere else before, I had to go see what was wrong with it. When I've seen these for sale before, they are usually 4500 to 5000 with more miles than this one.
Outside of a few, small cosmetic issues from being dropped in the past, the bike is perfectly, mechanically fine. Forks are straight, nothing is out of place, bike rides fine. The place where I was buying from was having their annual sale which they only do one week each year towards the end like this to reduce and rotate inventory. All of their bikes were 10% or more off.
Bike is great so far! Rode it a little over an hour home. Lots of roll-on power all the way from idle, higher and wider bars that put me a bit more upright, sounds like a beast even with the stock exhaust, totally clean air so little wind noise or head buffeting at all. The power surprised me as it wasn't an issue up or downshifting at all. It's almost smoother than my CBR was and this is even with a clutch that is both heavy, and difficult for me to reach. Gonna have to find some adjustables for that.
Anyways, here she is, a 2009 Suzuki Gladius. 10,800 miles on the clock when I bought it. $3,950 bike price.