Which of the Four Major 1,000 cc Series Sportbikes Look the Best for 2006? - Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums
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Honda CBR1000RR 8 17.02%
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R 2 4.26%
Suzuki GSX-R1000 12 25.53%
Yamaha YZF-R1 25 53.19%
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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-06-2006, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Which of the Four Major 1,000 cc Series Sportbikes Look the Best for 2006?

Out of the 2006 1,000 cc series sportbikes, which grabs your eye and wont let go, which draws you towards its apearance the most?

Honda CBR1000RR - http://powersports.honda.com/motorcy...delId=CBR10RR6

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R - http://www.kawasaki.com/product_deta...tag=motorcycle

Suzuki GSX-R1000 - http://www.suzukicycles.com/Products...6/Default.aspx

Yamaha YZF-R1 - http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr.../6/0/home.aspx
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-06-2006, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Here is my take.

I like the look of the 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 the best of the four major manufacturer's offerings. All in all I prefer its reserved styling over the muscular & bubling work on the 2006 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R & the 2006 Honda CNR1000RR & the razor sharp lines of the 2006 Yamaha YZF-R1.

Lean & sleak is how I would describe the GSX-R1000 in comparison to the more chubby ZX-10R & CBR1000R.

Sleak & smooth is how I would describe the GSX-R1000 in comparison to the sharp, angular & variantly proportioned YZF-R1.

The ZX-10R is certainly as "variantly proportioned a bike as I have seen, but the bulk of the bike does its "variantly proportioned" look well, while the sharp angulariy of the YZF-R1 just isn't meshing with its dimensions, for me.

Yamaha's look is not hittimg me well, Honda's look is solidly conservative & will be apreciated most when it is gone, while Kawasaki grabs my second favors with its bulk & heft sculpted to impresive proportions, with the, as mentioned, lean, sleak, smooth tighness of the Suzuki package grabing my eyes gander most often.

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-06-2006, 10:54 AM
 
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I voted for the gixxer, since its a looks test. but if I was to buy a bike right now, it'd be the RR.



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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-06-2006, 11:15 AM
 
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I like the RR. Its the only one of the 4 that has a fluidity to the styling that suggests forward movement. Theres a rapid yet mercurial change of direction in its design The other 3 all seem forced and unnatural. Dont get me wrong they all look sharp, its just that the honda seems a little tighter, a little more purposeful.
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-1 for the Kawi design team. I do like the wheels though.





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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-16-2006, 10:40 PM
 
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The black and red Gixxer
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I own an 06' gixxer because I love the way it feels and runs, however I believe that my wifes 06' R1SE is the sweetest looking bike on the road, with the Triumph 675 a very close second.
I purchased mine on performance more than looks. Don't get me wrong, I love my Gixxer, it's just not as purty as the R1
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006, 08:02 PM
 
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I love the way the R1 looks. Especially from the front. I dont know much on the performance reviews, though if trends hold the GSXR would be in front. But I just LOVE the way the R1 looks... it makes my mouth water

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Got the girlfreind the gixxer 1 k. black and red, she loves it
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I think the tail on the gixxers is ugly as hell, and I know its an easy fix but what where they thinking on the R6's mudflap-blinker-plate holder holy shit what is that thing?

Honda by far, and whats with this stubby exhaust trend? Hope that goes away, or at least honda keeps the undertail.







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