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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
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GSXR series question

I assume that the higher the number after the "GSXR" = higher performance ability.

Given that, what is the difference in performance between the GSXR600, GSXR750 and GSXR1000?
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Race replica sportbikes come in these standard engine sizes/flavors, as a general rule (Ducati an example of exception). This is very often the basis for those numbers.

250 cubic centimeters (cc)
500 cc
600 cc
750 cc
1000 cc (aka "liter" bike)
1300/1400 cc

Within a particular brand and line (like the Suzuki GSX-R) it is reasonable to say the higher the number the more horsepower it can create. However, you cannot make such comparisons across different types of engines because they create power in different ways and are thus suited to particular uses. Engine types include inline 4's (GSX-Rs use these), V-4s, triples, boxer twins... This looks like a good reference to the configurations, and Wikipedia has some nice info too.

Please keep in mind that comparing an engine size of supersport to a Harley is a major mistake. Sportbikes are vastly more powerful than Harleys with a similar engine size in almost all cases.

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I assume that the higher the number after the "GSXR" = higher performance ability.

Given that, what is the difference in performance between the GSXR600, GSXR750 and GSXR1000?
GSX-R600 = Corvette

GSX-R750 = Ferrari 458

GSX-R1000 = Veyron SS

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