Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Passing you in the corner, SoCal & LoCal
Rode a 750 Gix Yesterday
Finally rode a bike I liked, other than my 05 10. I rode a 06 750 Gixxer up Palomar’s south grade road. The south grade road is all second gear at least for me on either my 10 or the 750 Gix.
One of the things I liked about the 750 Gix was that even though it weighs a little more than the 10 it seemed to handle better, just more sorted and refined, easier to ride.
The other thing was that for that second gear only road it has just enough torque/power.
Yeah I’m saying it, the 10 just makes too much power to safely exit those second gear corners. Twist the throttle a little too much exiting those second gear corners on the 10 and it will put you on your ass. Almost happened a second time to me yesterday on the 10, not so on the 750 Gix.
Anyway I’ll still take the 04/05 10 over the 750 Gix because yeah it handles a little better in the real tight stuff it just doesn’t have enough power for me everywhere else.