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· Caedite Eos Novit Enim Do
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As i was riding my motorcycle through the great roads of arkansas last weekend the thought came across my mind of why i havn't seen a single new gsxr 1K on the road? hell, iv seen more zx-10R's:lol: im an avid motorcyclist and an avid sportbike enthusiast & ever since the gsxr 1K came out in 2001 they were all the rave, hell iv owned 3 gsxr 1K's and really enjoyed them. this new version seemed to of missed its mark i guess, im sure its a great bike but other than seeing mat mladin's, tommy hayden's, & blake youngs on the track i have not seen a single one on the road & i dont seen to hear much about them in mags or computer forums, what gives?
 

· Caedite Eos Novit Enim Do
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i was wondering about that, thru the years of 01-06 thats usually the only litre bike i would see other than the occasional R1, now i hardly ever see gsxr1K's unless its an older model.
 

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I can't tell the difference between the last several generations of GSXR's at a glance. They change the model completely every two years but it looks the same. So, I have no idea how many of the latest ones I've seen.

It hasn't exactly helped matters that they introduced this bike after the economy collapsed and sent bike sales (along with everything else) into the crapper.
 

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Only goes to prove that even if the bike is badass performance wise, if you make it look like ass it wont sell. No one wants to ride a ugly stepchild.
 

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i agree that i cant really tell the difference at a glance between each gen gsxr. i personally just dont like the look of any of them, besides the fact that the gsxr is the preferred ride of squids all over
 

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Didn't the GSXRs have frame issues, or was that the 600 & 750cc bikes.
Not sure if that's a reason I would guess NOT but maybe other reasons like some have ran into zx10Rs on the bad end and found out they(Gixxers) ARE not the KINGs of the 1ks..it's all rider and you can not mess with ANY of the 1ks like the Old days..the Word is out it's not cool anymore they own a Gixxer but NOTHING great other than what most wanted to buy because of what they saw on Sunday or what their bud rides. :wink:...just to much out there to choose from these days. :thumbsup:

i agree that i cant really tell the difference at a glance between each gen gsxr. i personally just dont like the look of any of them, besides the fact that the gsxr is the preferred ride of squids all over
Easy to see a 1st Gen when it's around though :wink::mrgreen:
 

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Big issues!!! THAT'S WHY MINE WENT BACK!!!

After 3 weeks I notice one day after going over some train tracks that there was a weird buzzing on the right side. I take it down to where I got it. Its a crack in the frame and its pushing down the the ram air tubes causing it to rub and make a weird noise. They said there is a re-call and we can install some bracket thing or something. I looked at them and said take this piece of shit back. I lost about $1600 dollars out of it...Screw suzuki LOL

this was on a brand new 2008 gsxr1000 with 475 miles when I took it back. DIDN'T even make the first oil change and spec look haha
 

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Not sure if that's a reason I would guess NOT but maybe other reasons like some have ran into zx10Rs on the bad end and found out they(Gixxers) ARE not the KINGs of the 1ks..it's all rider and you can not mess with ANY of the 1ks like the Old days..the Word is out it's not cool anymore they own a Gixxer but NOTHING great other than what most wanted to buy because of what they saw on Sunday or what their bud rides. :wink:...just to much out there to choose from these days. :thumbsup:



Easy to see a 1st Gen when it's around though :wink::mrgreen:

Got that right. :eek:ccasion1 Especially in BLOO. :mrgreen:
 

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gsxrs are good bikes(internally) regardless of what people say about them. Looks, it's in the eye of the beholder. I personally don't like the whole dual exhaust thing, I think it looks ok on a busa but not on a 1000. They come out with kid-like color schemes too, not really a fan. The all black one looks alright though. Oh another thing I don't like is the cyclops look on the front end.
 

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Big issues!!! THAT'S WHY MINE WENT BACK!!!

After 3 weeks I notice one day after going over some train tracks that there was a weird buzzing on the right side. I take it down to where I got it. Its a crack in the frame and its pushing down the the ram air tubes causing it to rub and make a weird noise. They said there is a re-call and we can install some bracket thing or something. I looked at them and said take this piece of shit back. I lost about $1600 dollars out of it...Screw suzuki LOL

this was on a brand new 2008 gsxr1000 with 475 miles when I took it back. DIDN'T even make the first oil change and spec look haha
BRAND NEW! WTF... that's ridiculous... wow. Im surprised they built those so shitty considering the busa lasts forever.
 
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