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Old 11-16-2012, 03:46 PM   #31 (permalink)
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" A GSXR 1000 is bike made for a man, a TL1000R is a bike made for a man with a moustache."

This is the answer i got when i asked this very same question a year ago when i was at a dealership. I didn't know how to respond, and to this day i still don't know how to respond to that.
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yes sir, that's what had me so curious. Was comparing a 1,000 cc V twin to a 1,000 cc 4 cylinder.

I have heard that V twins have a lot of torque.

I was wondering. Are the TLR and the RC-51 competitor for each other ? Since they are both V twins.

Yea, I was thinking the TLR or the RC-51 might make good 4th bikes ?
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Go for the RC-51, brag about it, and then start having girls take pictures like this:

Hahaha that's an idea!!
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What is the difference between the tlr1000 and the gsxr 1000? Assuming the same or similar year.....
Inline 4 versus 90* vtwin. The TLR is also a little heavier.

Speed?The GSXR wins.

Acceleration? The GSXR wins with numbers, and top end rush. The TLR is much more fun in my opinion because you dont ahve to wind it uyp..its all GO RIGHT NOW!

Comfort? Comfy seat, stable ride. Bars are kind of a reach

Handling? GSXR wins. The TLR is still very capable with a good rider and a new rear shock..

Is the throttle twitchy like on the 4 cylinder bikes? twitchy? No Ive only experienced smooth throttle..on either type of bike..though there is alot of power....the same twist on a TLR that you use to leave a light on a Ninja 250...will leave you on your ass, on the TLR.

How experienced of a rider should you be before you own one?

If you are capable of riding a 600 competently.( I dont mean to starbucks and back....)..you could handle a TLR
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Thanks for the info. That explains a lot.

Sorry by twitchy throttle I meant how fast does it respond to input. Sounds like it responds awesome

Sorry for all the questions man, I wasn't trying to take over your thread. Just been curious of a comparison since I first saw the TLR

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from what one of my riding buds said (since he used to own one) it was twitchy in town. did NOT like low speed low RPM. He LOVED the bike. other than, not as much top end as a inline 4 1000, but GOBS of torque!!!!!!!!!! i'm guessing you know the TLR is a V-twin... right? much thinner than any inline 4 1k. i wouldn't suggest it as a first bike for anyone. ride some other smaller bikes first and get some riding experience. THEN, maybe look at the TLR.

from my perspective, i still love the RC51 better sound-wise. but like the looks of both of em.

and... GRATS on the new purchase and awesome wife. that's another woman that's a keeper. seems like the thing for woman to do these days. i think your the 4th one I've heard do that.

Thanks everyone for the compliments(on the wife, and bike) She ride a motorcycle too, a Ninja 650R that I traded my first TLR for.


Anyways. For in town use I think the twin is a better engine. As for more torque, it's likely the same amount of torque , its just WAY DOWN LOW, so it feels meatier..kind of like a high stung smallblock versus a mild big block.
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I need to find me a woman like your's! Nice bike, gotta love the tillers!
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Very nice ride. Still one of the best looking sportbikes ever in my opinion.
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