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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-23-2005, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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How about a GSX-R 750 for my next bike?

I've been out of riding for about 6 years since my last bike, a CBR 600, was stolen. I only rode for about a year before that so I would still consider myself fairly inexperienced.

Now I'm looking at getting a bike again and I'm looking at used GSX-R 750s' 2000 model year and up. How will this bike compare to my last one? I want a bike with a little more power than the Honda but not too much. I'm 5'6", 165lbs. Any thing I should know about this bike? Any common issues?

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Changed your mind about the Duc already???




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Changed your mind about the Duc already???
Hehe, yea, I read enough old posts to know that probably isn't the bike for me.
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Yeah, I looked around on the 'net for some prices and they were all out of this world!

Okay, you get a gorgeous bike with exceptional build quality, but I just couldn't part with the sort of money that would buy me a hot car and only get a bike for it!




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The 2000-2003 GSXR 750 is a far more powerful bike that your old CBR 600, if you bought it 7 years ago (1998 model year if bought new.) It is a ton of power to have to get back into things, also a ton of fun. If you are looking for a little more power though, you might want to look at one of the more modern 600's, maybe even something like an F4i, it may be closer to what you are looking for, from my experiences.
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Go with the GSXR-1000

Dude, I started out with a 99 Suzuki Katana. I rode it for about 3 years. Now I have a 05 GSXR-750; bought it in April. I wish I would have gotten the 1000. It is only another 1k. It is worth it too. just my $.02
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Re: Go with the GSXR-1000

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Dude, I started out with a 99 Suzuki Katana. I rode it for about 3 years. Now I have a 05 GSXR-750; bought it in April. I wish I would have gotten the 1000. It is only another 1k. It is worth it too. just my $.02
The guy only has a year's experience, hasn't ridden in six years, and you suggest a 1000cc bike?




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Re: Re: Go with the GSXR-1000

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The guy only has a year's experience, hasn't ridden in six years, and you suggest a 1000cc bike?
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Not to mention, the thread's dead as Dillinger.
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The GSXR750 is not as comfortable as your ol CBR600. By your height it would be a stretch to get to the bars. Some people don't mind leaning over the tank, but I would at least sit on one before committing. I think you might want to look at the GSXR600 01-03, because it looks identical and power shouldn't be an issue with your experience.

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The GSXR750 is not as comfortable as your ol CBR600. By your height it would be a stretch to get to the bars. Some people don't mind leaning over the tank, but I would at least sit on one before committing. I think you might want to look at the GSXR600 01-03, because it looks identical and power shouldn't be an issue with your experience.
Agreed...but..a word to the wise...stay away from the 01, 600, and the 00 750...both had 2nd gear probs...although in fairness, not all owners of both bike had problems..but some did...go with the odds, and get a 02, or newer 600...

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