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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-25-2003, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
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2004 Gsxr 600

Anyone have any good info on the 04 GSXR 600??? I'm hearing somewhere around 110 HP! Lighter and faster than any 600! I wonder if this is going to be true? MSRP will be 7999 as well. Not a bad price on the 600.

I was really set on buying a 600RR or 1000RR Honda until I went to the Suzuki dealer and found out more about the Suzuki products!

I was really considering the GSXR 750 and now I'm hearing such good info on the 04 600 >>> I might just wait and get the 600 in the spring! Suzuki Sportbikes really Impress me! I own an SV 650 and I love it. If the crotch rocket Suzuki's are anywhere as good as the SV >> I gotta get one >> they also come with Steering dampers stock from the factory!
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2004 GSXR 600 and 750

The 2004 changes to the GSXR 600 and 750 are evolutionary rather than a clean-sheet redesign. Lighter pistons, titanium valves, upgraded fuel injection system, and a beefed up frame are some of the most significant updates.

As the GSXR 600 was a bit down on power compared to the competition in 2003, I would say that these changes will only help keep the GSXR on par with the other 600's rather than jumping to the head of the class. I seriously doubt it will put down 110 rear wheel HP. Probably closer to 105.

Now, seeing as the same upgrades have been applied to the GSXR 750, that bike might put down nearly 130 rear wheel horsepower. That would be pretty fierce! If I was upgrading from an SV 650, I'd go with that 750.
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zxrider makes some good points...but, I'd like to offer this in regards to getting a 750..vs the 600, I noticed you live in N.C...if you ride the dragon alot, the 600 might just be a better way to go, i.e. you can toss the 600 around a bit easier than the 750, especailly if your comming off a SV...That's not to say the 750 isn't a great bike, it is..imho..Now, if your doing more hwy, city miles, then I'd consider the 750 to be more eaasy to ride under those circumstances, but that's just me..Either way, you'll wind up with a great bike...

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I also have an F4 CBR! I really like the 600's! Handling, performance and cost (Insurance)! The SV turns out to be more fun than the F4 now a days (especially after the full yoshy pipe and power commander)! I was looking for something bigger (GSXR 750) ... and some guys from the shop had a chance to ride the 04 600 and 750 at Road America and they really thought the 600 was something!!!

For the street I think the 750 would be the way to go........then again the 600 is strong and is 1500$$ less and obviously less on insurance! I have a clean driving record but I still consider insurance a major cost with the bikes! I'd luv to have one of the new 1000cc bikes but the 900$ to 1000$ a year insurance really sucks!
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I do not think there would be a really noticeable difference in the handling of the 600 and the 750. I would say go for the 600, because you are not going to use the full potential of the bike anyway. Save the money on the bike and a few dollars on the insurance. If I was in the market right now, I would get rid of my 750 and go with the 600, just because the price is cheaper and riding in the twisties, I do not need to extra power that really only comes into the equation when you are going in the straights. If you are a straight line rider, go for the 750. My buddy had a 600 and it could hang with my 750 to about 60 then I would dump it behind and go.......but we mainly ride twisties and they will keep us well below 60, so both the bikes could hang together for that kind of riding. Just my

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Good Point Ugly Angel!

>>> Has anyone heard any news about the 04 GSXR 600????
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Good Point Ugly Angel!

>>> Has anyone heard any news about the 04 GSXR 600????
??? Arrival date..? Spec's..?

By the way, the 600 is a tad more flickable than the 750...

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I would love to hear some Horspower #'s! Rumor around 110 to 115! Local Shop expects the bikes in April! Suzuki is traditonally late with new bikes!
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I would love to hear some Horspower #'s! Rumor around 110 to 115! Local Shop expects the bikes in April! Suzuki is traditonally late with new bikes!
You won't get any accurate hp #'s till the bikes come out, and get dyno'd...Even though I'm a gixxer fan, ya can't trust the manuf. hp #'s...

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My dealer said April also. She sure looks sweet though...

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