I just recently purchased a 2002 GSX-R 1000 in great condition for a great price. I've never ridden a 1000 before, and have only been riding for about a year now, but I couldnt pass up the price. (Yeah its that low) I have ridden many 600s before, but never one of my own. For I had a zuki gs500 for my first bike. I realize that the 1000s are a much bigger bike, heavier, with very different suspension, gear ratios, etc. Not to mention the extremely sensitive throttle. But heres the kicker, I'm 6'4" 250lbs. All the other bikes make me look like a monkey riding a football.
I am a conservative rider, I dont like going blinding speeds, however, I have a tremendous respect for the bike's power.
My question is: Should I sell it off for profit and get a 600 and work my way back up? -or- Work with the 1000 slowly but surely and get used to it?
Basically, is it really THAT bad, to the point where I am facing inevitable death?
Last edited by jrc52; 05-04-2006 at 04:19 PM.