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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-02-2008, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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which class to get

I have a lot of experience of riding but cant decide between the gsx-r 750 or 1000 to get.
Im 6'2 200 lb what do you guys recomend?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-03-2008, 04:21 AM
 
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Depends, what kind of bikes have you had?

If you've done nothing but 600's, I'd get a liter, cause everyone should expirience that. If you already had a liter, I'd get the 750.



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Depends, what kind of bikes have you had?

If you've done nothing but 600's, I'd get a liter, cause everyone should expirience that. If you already had a liter, I'd get the 750.
why would you get the 750? why not just stay with a liter?
liter 4 life!!
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why would you get the 750? why not just stay with a liter?
liter 4 life!!
Because a faster bike doesnt make you a better rider. You can use the bikes extra power to make up for lack of skill. And its a ton more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow. I will never forget the day I overtook a liter bike on an sv650



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too bad i already got my 750 last week i didnt know i should have gone with the 1000 damn it!
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Congrats!

Couldn't have really gone wrong either way. A lot of the motorcycle magazine editors swear that the 750 is the perfect size- nearly the power of a literbike, with the quick handling of a 600. Best of both worlds.

Regardless, congratulations on the new ride!

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Ya, you definitly went with the right bike in my opinion.
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Because a faster bike doesnt make you a better rider. You can use the bikes extra power to make up for lack of skill. And its a ton more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow. I will never forget the day I overtook a liter bike on an sv650

Totally agree with Vash.
Work your way up to a bigger bike.
I've seen quite a few newbies hurt themselves going for the big powerful bikes first.

I started on a 500cc, worked my way up to a R1 over many many years.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-18-2008, 09:38 AM
 
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750 is a great compromise between 600's and 1000's. I've ridden my friends 750 quite a bit and it's making me want to upgrade to the 750. It's got a nicer low end grunt to it and hauls my skinny ass through the turns... till the dealership kicked me out of their round aboout...
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-18-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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Gollly the 750 is a sweet piece of machinery. I have had the pleasure of having all three in sportbikes, but also in more convential regular riding bikes to the fun of riding some of the top rate two-strokes though admit I never had a 500cc two-stroke & spent a lot of time around 250 to 350cc bikes yet when I go back in history I rode bikes, looked upon as bikes many wish they had, being a number of Vincent HRD of 1000cc to even a Grey Ghost 500cc to bikes you have only seen in pictures like 100% road racers, that had to be bump started according to rules & were not with kickstarters being Manx Noron 500cc DOHC to G45 Matchless 500cc being the last 500cc OHV road racer to 7R AJS 350 DOHC.

Tach on Observed Trials 350 AJS, 500cc Norton, Matchless 500cc Scrambler to so many others including my drive to have a small 200 to 250cc two-stroke that was the start of the end of 500cc singles to 650cc singles in dirt comp and more. After all what do you think I have been riding in my 61 yrs of m/c riding plus 42 yrs of tough dirt comp to some road racing. It has been an amazing line of bikes & enjoyed them all.

Yes even my '76 Yamaha TZR-250 which is a TZ-250 road racer make street legal, with some detuned parts, & purchased through the grey-market with 75% of the original road racing parts on it.

If I did not have the itch to try out different bikes along with my yrs of comp then I could only tell you about my Indiain 45sv V-twin & all the yrs of have spent on HD bikes ONLY. Obviously I would have quit 40 yrs ago.
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