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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-12-2000, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Did you all see that Motorcycle Online got an initial ride on the gixxer 1000?!?! It's amazing from what they say. They say it has near 150 rwhp! Suzuki has their stuff together is all I can say. Most powerful 600 this year, new bike and the most powerful open classer, and of course the 750.

You can check it out at MO's site.

http://www.motorcycle.com

Looks like there is going to be a new king, for this year at least. Suzuki never ceases to amaze me with their step-it-up stance towards their bikes.

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post #2 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-12-2000, 08:42 PM
 
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Yep, the Gixxer will be the bad boy on the block next year, and #1 on every squid's wish list. Personally, I can't wait to see how it handles, and how well/controllably it can put all that power to the ground. 150 rwhp is absolutely useless if the rider has to be timid with the throttle for fear of highsides or slides on corner exits. I am definitely gonna have to try that one out, though.
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My buddy Moose has already put his deposit down and is waiting till Orlando gets them in. He is looking for aftermarket crap and hasn't even taken delivery yet.
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I agree, the new gixxer is going to kick some butt next year. But I am with Rossco, I wonder how controllable it will be. I know I like my 98ZX9R over the 99ZX9R just because the 99 is so touchy on the throttle response. But a good jetting setup will help control the 99ZX9R and I hope for the same with the gixxer. We shall see...

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post #5 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-13-2000, 04:11 AM
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Here's the direct link to the article:
http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mcsuz/01gsxr1000.html

And I like this statement from Motorcycle.com's e-mail announcement for the article:

Some bikes were meant for the street, and some were meant for the track. The 2001 Suzuki GSX-R1000 was, is, and will always be, meant for the track. Don't make any bones about it, you could use it on the street. The same way, we suppose, you could also use an AH-64 Apache gunship to hunt
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Boy oh boy!!!
This is sure gonna set the stage for some interesting comparison testing!!
Picture this: a GSXR1000 vs R1 vs CBR929 vs ZX9R.
Then for fun toss in a Ducati996 and/or an RC51,and ??
Yup,sure will be an interesting year to watch and read about these bad boys!!
Jim

[Edited by katana600 on 12-13-2000 at 10:45 PM]
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post #7 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-13-2000, 06:50 PM
 
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It'd be more interesting to ride 'em.
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post #8 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-13-2000, 11:48 PM
 
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also interesting to see how many people will buy the new gixxer1k and then sell it with like 400 miles because either they cant afford it or has too much power for them
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post #9 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-14-2000, 01:32 AM
 
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Good point Blake
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post #10 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-14-2000, 05:00 AM
 
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I'm anxious to see how many squids who just can't seem to live without the latest and greatest sell their R1/929 to buy the Gixxer.
Personally I've never liked the styling of the Gixxers, but you can't deny the great performance.
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