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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 07-28-2007, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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GSXR 750 or GSXR 1000???

I've been riding an F4i for the past few years & have gotten the green flag from the boss to start looking for a new bike. I rode a friend's '07 GSXR 750 this past week & of course, was thouroughly impressed. I took a short trip to the Suzuki / Yamaha dealer & he only had one left for almost $10.1k. He also had one '06 1k left. He was trying really hard to sell it to me. It was priced @ $9,995 I think. Not too bad for a brand new 1k I thought. But he told me if I would take it off his hands he'd sell it to me for $9k right then! WOW huh? Now, I also have been eyeing an '06 1000RR @ the Honda shop. The yellow & blue one for $9,995. I like this bike very much as far as the looks go. I was not into the paint scheme on the Gixxer as much. I could probably get the 1000RR for the $9k price as well. Well, actually, my question is: Would it be a wiser decision to just buy a liter bike & not bother w/ the 750? I have read somewhere that the GSXR 750 is the perfect SS bike for the street. The salesman told me that I would be growing out of the 750 as well eventually & would want to go w/ a liter bike. I know, I know he's trying to sell a motorcycle, but, I am just trying to decide if I should just get a 1000 or stick w/ a 750. Oh, & before I left, he said, "if you really want the 750, what if I could get you on it for $9k???" What do you all think? I would like to hear opinions. I ride to work, go to bike nights, group rides, rides w/ just me & my girl, & everywhere I do not have to load up the family to go. Not any track days or any thing.


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Get the 750, you will never use the full amount of power the 1000 offers on the street. The 750 is the perfect bike for street and track and has one of the best stock suspensions on the market.

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I'd go with the 750 because I'd at least like to use 5 out of 6 gears on the street. Insurance rates are cheaper too. A 750 is certainly more responsible than a 1000.

Fuck it--get the 1000.
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I'd go with the 1000 just to have a 1000. I never rode one but i imagine the massive amounts of torque would never get old
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First off, that salesman is full of shit. You will never grow out of the 750 if you get it because it's fast as hell. However, still go with the 1000, BUT DO NOT GET IT FROM THAT DEALERSHIP. That 2006 gsxr 1000 and 06 cbr 1000 can be found for cheaper if you shop around. The salesman was saying prices in the 9k range to draw you in, BUT THAT'S NOT THE OUT THE DOOR PRICE I BET. Don't screw yourself over. If you go back to that dealership, tell him you want one of those bikes for no more than 10,000 out the door. Be firm about this, and walk if he can't get you that deal. If you shop around, a deal like that can be found.
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I was faced with the same decision just last weekend. The dealer had a bunch of 07 gixxer 1k's in the yellow and grey scheme and he was letting them go for $9999. But my wife and I were looking at the 750 and leaning towards that. He was saying he would get me out the door for only 200 more than the price of the 750 out the door. But in the end I still went with the 750. I owned a 2002 R1 as my last bike and that was a great bike, but just too much power for the streets. I have only put 330 miles on the 750 so far in the week I have had it, but I like it so far and it's great on the streets. My buddy owns a red and black 06 1k gixxer and we swapped bikes on the way back from a group ride. His bike is really fast and was really easy to ride on the highway, but in the city you probably can't get it out of second gear before you hit a light. 750 has more than enough power to keep up with just about any bike and plenty of usable power in the city. I say go for the 750.
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1000 all the way

aright before I starte to get blazed on here for telling you to get the 1000 the 750 is a awsome bike but for the price the 1000 is the way to go more bang for your bike,What other machine can you buy for 10000 bucks will do under a 10 second quarter mile
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I had the same situation. Got the 1K for $10,200 otd last year on April. They wanted $11 k for the 750. After 15 months and 13,000 miles on this bike I would say GET IT!. You will use the power by at least not having to constantly shift because the torque is always there. A liter bike is a matter of taste, your own. If you have moderate skills and a thinking head above your shoulders you should be just fine.
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I realize you are talking about a K6 but don't forget the '07 GSXR1000's have that 3 way mapping device, the lowest setting supposedly feels like a torquey 600. Its almost like having 3 bikes in one. I'm gonna have the same quandary in a couple of months. I was lusting for a 1000 or the 750 but after spending alot of seat time on on RC51, where in the world am I ever gonna be able to use that kind of power?? Heck the roads around here were a joke to my RC, I never got out of 3rd gear. I'm leaning towards a '07 CBR 600rr.
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Since you don't plan on doing trackdays or anything, I'd say go for the 1000.

That extra torque can make for a very fun street ride.

Actually, it's not like even a 600 lacks torque for street riding. I say keep your bike. But if you really want one of the new ones just get whichever one is cheaper. For just street riding you're never going to use all the power of either, so see which the dealer will be willing to go lower on.

Check out insurance on both also.
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Since you don't plan on doing trackdays or anything, I'd say go for the 1000.

That extra torque can make for a very fun street ride.

Actually, it's not like even a 600 lacks torque for street riding. I say keep your bike. But if you really want one of the new ones just get whichever one is cheaper. For just street riding you're never going to use all the power of either, so see which the dealer will be willing to go lower on.

Check out insurance on both also.

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i agree, the 600 is more than enough for street riding and the newer 600's are great for both street and track.

if you really want a new bike, get the 750. your views on track days could change and the 750 is awesome on the track.

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Get the 750, you will never use the full amount of power the 1000 offers on the street. The 750 is the perfect bike for street and track and has one of the best stock suspensions on the market.

Tell me....what bike can he use full amount of power on?
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I've had 600s, 750s and 1000s. The 750 is my favorite by far. I miss it.





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