I have put about 3600 miles on my Gladius since late May, removed the silver plastic panels and tail pipe the fist day, as soon as I got the bike back to my house, tailpipe is about 8 lb. of dead weight on the bike, it off the bike makes it sound like a Ducati on decceleration.
I also changed out the handlebar to black annodized alloy bar and black plastic units that weighs 1/3 of OEM ones, removed barend weights.. altogether save another 4-5 lb. of the highest part of the bike.
Upgraded headlights to HID units, 55w bi-xenon.
Now that it’s getting colder, I’ve added a windscreen to block air off my chest and arms:
Here’s a generic pic of the instrument panel, the gear indicator is great..