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Old 11-28-2012, 08:35 PM   #51
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That GS is a beauty, Suzuki always did have some really nice performance oriented bikes on the street and in the dirt. At least the factory bikes were nice with Barry Sheene in GP and Joel Robert, Roger DeCoster and Slyvain Geboers in Motocross.
Suzuki OWNED the 80s between the GSXR750 and the mighty GS1150E. That E engine powered dragbikes until the factory dies finally wore out a few years back. Kwacker gave the E a good run for its money with the big Zs. Neither Honda nor Yammer ever competed effectvely with the E.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:15 AM   #52
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Suzuki OWNED the 80s between the GSXR750 and the mighty GS1150E. That E engine powered dragbikes until the factory dies finally wore out a few years back. Kwacker gave the E a good run for its money with the big Zs. Neither Honda nor Yammer ever competed effectvely with the E.

Yeah that's a killer engine. Look at the original a/o cooled GSXR engine too, it powered a generation of sportbikes then went on to power the excellent 1200 Bandit. For $500 and a phone call to Dale Walker you could bolt on close to 140 hp in a couple of hours..

Englands Superbike Magazine toured the Suzuki factory a few years ago and compared them to a Japanese Ducati, IE a single factory, huge racing department and basically hand built and blueprinted engines. I had a couple of Bandits as you know and loved them, fun bikes.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:05 PM   #53
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I had my mullet tangled into major knots by an old GS1150E at the time. Fun bike, my buddy looped it crossing an intersection with a chick on the back. Crowned intersection, weight on the back he wasnt used to and over she went before he knew what happened. Ground through the cases along with other damage. Totalled... Bummer
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At first notice I was not excited about this bike. It had to be my less than stellar attitude at the time. Seeing it in the flesh immediately told me how wrong I was. This bike is beautiful. Modern technology with the classic cb look and geometry. As a primary ride I'm all in.
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At first notice I was not excited about this bike. It had to be my less than stellar attitude at the time. Seeing it in the flesh immediately told me how wrong I was. This bike is beautiful. Modern technology with the classic cb look and geometry. As a primary ride I'm all in.
Who will be the first MOron to buy one? I hope it's ME!
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:16 AM   #56
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Question to the editors: the demo bike y'all rode has a blacked-out engine, the CB1100 website shows a silver engine. Do you know what color the US bike's engine will be?
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Yours will be rattle-can BBQ black, with lots of overspray on the headers and controls.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:45 AM   #59
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Who will be the first MOron to buy one? I hope it's ME!
So Johnny Future is gonna buy a relic from the past.

It's time for some "viable technology" Kenneth.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:35 AM   #60
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Question to the editors: the demo bike y'all rode has a blacked-out engine, the CB1100 website shows a silver engine. Do you know what color the US bike's engine will be?
The powersports.honda.com site shows the engine as the same as the one we rode. It's mostly blacked out but has several chrome/silver accent pieces. Which site are you looking at?
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