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· SBN's bad luck charm
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I've been reading the boards for a little while now and there seems to be a perceived favortism towards the mighty R1. I've always heard good things about the Gixxer1000, but I haven't been able to locate any threads that really sing it's praises versus the R1.

Is the Suzuki 1000 just a shitty bike or is it just what I may be misunderstanding? By no means am I demeaning the Gix or its riders, but I'm curious as to why this is. It's either the R1 or the CBR1000RR, which I can understand, given those bikes' prescence in Superbike and AMA. And yes, I know, the Suzy competes on these circuits, from what I understand rather highly at that.

I remember reading from Motorcyclist magazine that the big Gixxer was supposed to be King Shit of the literbikes, but on this board it SEEMS as if there's no love for it. What's up? Perhaps this stems from Rossi switching to Yammy?

I'm seriously rethinking my decision of getting a Suzuki literbike when the time comes. Anyways, let me hear some opinions. TIA!!
 

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firefighter81 said:
I ride with a couple guys with GSXR1000's, I think the love for the R1 comes from the 04 R1, just because it really is an outstanding bike that is hard not to like. Also the 03 remodel for the GSXR doesn't have too many people happy with it's ugly ass Busa style headlight. There is alot of love for the GSXR's on this board, just not as much as the R1. Honestly you aren't gonna notice any difference on the street, or even on the track unless you are a very exceptional rider.
I agree 100% with you, especially on the headlight issue. Damn that's fugly, what was Suzuki thinking? Anyways, no, I'm not an exceptional rider (yet) and a big daddy literbike is still a couple of years away. When the time comes though, I'm positive Suzuki will have changed a few things to remain competitive with the Yammy and Honda bikes in terms of aesthetics. And now, thanks to Kawi, horsepower. You'd think that since the corporate merger of Kawasaki and Suzuki that perhaps the Suzuki would be sharing more parts with the Suzuki, namely headlights. Suzukis are sexy, sure, but that CBR is what I'll probably be picking up...*drool*

Thanks for the feedback dude!!
 

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jk750 said:
Son, any of these bikes is SO FAR above your abilities... So WhoTF cares???
Literbikes are above my abilities? Really? No kidding? j/k...I know they are, but most likely my skills will improve enough to extract the most these bikes have to offer.

jk750 said:
If you're going to judge, or buy, a bike based on what Rossi rides or which one is .012 sec quicker
with a certain rider aboard, or which way the headlights or exhaust are stacked...
then you have no business even contemplating such a purchase.
Never did I say that I buy bikes based on what some racer rides. I give less than a shit if Rossi rode a freaking Harley. I buy based on what kinda bang I'm gonna get for my buck and more importantly, how much it's gonna cost to insure it. :twofinger

jk750 said:
While the R1 may be among the best looking Jap sportbikes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Don't fool yourself, non of them holds a candle to the MV.
MV's are pretty sonofabitches, that's true..

jk750 said:
BTW Suzuki and Kawasaki will not be sharing any design achitecture between their GSXR and ZX lines.
I didn't think they would, but ya never know. Take a look at their cruiser lines...talk about sharing platforms, crimony...
 

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jk750, pm'ed ya.
 
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