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what do you all think of the 06 GIXXER 750?
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I think it's a pretty awesome bike. But what does my opinion matter? If you're thinking of buying one, isn't it more relevant what YOU think of it?
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The GSX R 750 is the perfect compromise between the lighter 600 and the more powerful but, heavier 1000. The 750 weighs only 4 more pounds than the 600 yet has 25 more hp. GET IT if you have the means

Of course this is all null and void if this is your first bike. You will only add to the already booming business of spare parts on eBay.

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Of course this is all null and void if this is your first bike. You will only add to the already booming business of spare parts on eBay.
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I think the 750 is awesome but I don't think it's lighter than the 1000 this year. Not positive on that but the British magazine Superbike had the dry weight at 366 for the GSXR1000. I think the 750 is about the same isn't it? Insane how light those 3 GSXRs are though.

I can't stand that pipe on the 1000 and that would probably have me buying the 750 if I were going to get a GSXR.

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I think the 750 is awesome but I don't think it's lighter than the 1000 this year. Not positive on that but the British magazine Superbike had the dry weight at 366 for the GSXR1000. I think the 750 is about the same isn't it? Insane how light those 3 GSXRs are though.

I can't stand that pipe on the 1000 and that would probably have me buying the 750 if I were going to get a GSXR.
I think Suzuki is being a bit optomistic on the measurements for the 1000.

The 366lb dry weight is straight off of Suzuki's web site. I have read a few comparisons with measured weights that put the GSX R 1000 dry weight higher than Suzuki claims.

You got me curious now, I will have to go back and look for the articles.

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I think Suzuki is being a bit optomistic on the measurements for the 1000.

The 366lb dry weight is straight off of Suzuki's web site. I have read a few comparisons with measured weights that put the GSX R 1000 dry weight higher than Suzuki claims.

You got me curious now, I will have to go back and look for the articles.
You know, I wondered that about the Superbikes article since they usually say (claimed dry weight) when it's the manufacturer's numbers but they didn't put that in that article. Of course the factory is usually way the hell off on dry weights in every class.

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I have always loved the GSX R 750 and I think Suzuki has outdone themselves with the current bike. I have had liter bikes and they just don't do anything for me anymore. With the type of roads I enjoy riding all that extra power is pretty much wasted. To be honest it can also get you into trouble a whole lot quicker.

The GSX R 750 is Cycle World's Best Superbike for 2006

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I have always loved the GSX R 750 and I think Suzuki has outdone themselves with the current bike. I have had liter bikes and they just don't do anything for me anymore. With the type of roads I enjoy riding all that extra power is pretty much wasted. To be honest it can also get you into trouble a whole lot quicker.

The GSX R 750 is Cycle World's Best Superbike for 2006

I like the following quote from Kevin Schwantz.
That whole statement from Schwantz is funny. He's BSg a little but what he says makes total sense. He's comfortable pushing the 750 to its limits but just getting a little too old and laid back for the effort the 1000 requires.

You are very right about the power getting you into trouble. It has scared me at times on the CBR. The RC-51 never scared me.

I've never been a fan of the GSXR 750 until now although I'm not into the looks much(mainly just the tail section) but I think they have built the perfect street sportbike with this one.

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My owners manual lists the weight at 357lb dry. I'm guessing it weighs in around 450 with fluids. Still feels extremely light though.

So far, I'm loving it. Great accel, effortless turning, and decent gas mileage (38-45mpg). Never owned another R class bike for comparison, but I can't say anything negative about this one.

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