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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-12-2004, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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About to buy a bike!!!

I have narrowed it down to the GSXR750 and the R1

What are the pros and cons of each......what can i do on one that i cant do on the other. I rode the GSXR1000 and that was way to powerful for my taste. Haven't rode a yamaha but i might be this weekend. (so will see about that).

But from your experienced eyes, what do you think will be the best descision?

It will mostly be used for cruising and the occasional street race. No track
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-12-2004, 03:39 PM
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Joke?

Allright, surely somebody is pulling our leg!

This post is a joke, right?
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-12-2004, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Joke?

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Allright, surely somebody is pulling our leg!

This post is a joke, right?
What do you mean?

I'm serious
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You can't be serious if you think a GSXR-1000 is "way to powerful for my taste" but think you will be able to handle an R1 or even a GSXR-750.


If you use either of these bikes "for cruising and the occasional street race. No track" then you don't have enough experience or knowledge to ride either of these bikes anywhere near their potential.


As for "what can i do on one that i can't do on the other" there isn't anything either bike can do on their own, so it will come down to what you as a rider can do.


As for " the occasional street race" the guy with more skill on the 5 year-old 600 will leave you anyway.

"Take it to the track"
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-12-2004, 06:23 PM
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Why would this be a joke..?

The R1 has a bit more power than the 750 gix. Also the R1, imho feels a bit small, by that I mean the front fairing/windscreen seems to small to me...

Both bikes handle well, the older R1's had a twitchy feeling, i.e. they needed a good steering damper to keep the head shake under control..the newer R1's are suppose to be lots better in that regard.

I'd say ride both if possible, or at least sit on them, bring a buddy so he can hold the bike upright for ya.

Both are good bikes, be hard to go wrong with either.

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a ninja 250 aught 2 be just right
but then again...that might be 2 much power 4 ya...
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-12-2004, 06:32 PM
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sorry, dude...didnt mean 2 b so harsh...when i was 20 i didnt know much of street bikes either...asked a bunch of question just like this one....if the 1000 was 2 much for ya. your lookin at the wrong kind of bike...so stop droolin over that pretty ass R1.
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Not joking

The reason I thought this was a joke was that it seems that you don't know a whole lot about bikes or what it is your about to get into.

On one hand, you say you've ridden a GSXR 1000, which was way too powerful. Yet, you are still considering a bike that is equally as powerful, the Yamaha R1. Secondly, a GSXR 750 only has about 20% less power than these liter-sized bikes.
Thirdly, you say you are buying a bike like this for cruising and street racing. To put it kindly, this is not the reason most experienced riders would purchase such a high performance machine.

What is your riding background? How much experience do you have? What previous bikes have you owned?
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-14-2004, 04:16 PM
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I looked at the R1 and the GSXR1000 and took the suzuki home after much debate. The R1 was way smaller I.E. when I would lay down on the tank my elbows would hit my knees not allowing me to go down as far as the suzuki would without alot of shifting around. As far as what can one do that the other can't get to mind blowing speed a split hair faster than the other!
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-14-2004, 10:04 PM
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My insurance premiums are going up again this year, arent they? friggin 's
Be sure to let us know if you manage to live out this riding season.
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