Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Spring Valley, WI, USA (54767)
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.
Last edited by P The D; 03-06-2006 at 09:46 AM.