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Old 12-12-2000, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default Re: 2001 GSX-R1000

The GSX-R1000 was meant for the track. So was the Gixxer 600. So was the R6. So when are you going to review a STREETBIKE, MO? Like the ZRX1200, ZR7S, SV650S, or something like that? I'm waiting...
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Old 12-12-2000, 02:27 PM   #2
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It is starting to look a lot like christmas!

As a happy suzuki owner its nice to see a great new bike, regardless of the name on the tank. And really a torquey motor is just what I want for the street, Hey I might even be able to pull some mingers during the break-in!!
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Old 12-12-2000, 02:50 PM   #3
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I agree with your comment about street bikes. I enjoy reading about the latest and greatest speedracer but I also like reading about bikes that I may actually be interested in buying. Of course I understand others want the latest speedracer and more power to them. So to that end I wrote Yamaha to encourage them to bring in the FJR (not sure about these letters) 1300. Now that's a street bike!
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Old 12-12-2000, 05:50 PM   #4
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Default Try looking in MO''s bike reviews, jerky!

http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mcsuz/99sv650.html
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Old 12-12-2000, 05:53 PM   #5
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but see...that's the problem....these companies keep spending bazillions of dollars to develop these mega-bikes for people in the US, when it'd be to their benefit to do some serious design work on making a new generation of intro-level 400-600 cc sport- and cruising-bikes to get new people into the market! It strikes me that the majority of development in the last 5 years has been on the bikes that you shouldn't tackle until you've got a few solar cycles-worth of motorcycle riding under your belt....yes the pun was intended :P
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Old 12-12-2000, 07:05 PM   #6
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Why would suzuki get rid of the 750? THe insurance difference between a GSXR750 and an R1 is quite significant. THere are may potential customers who would choose the 750 for economic reasons, just as many will buy the 600 instead of the 750. Economics aside, the 100o will probably prove to be the best street bike of the three siblings. Its called usable power band folks....
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Old 12-12-2000, 08:45 PM   #7
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Default Re: Try looking in MO''s bike reviews, jerky!

Alright, genius:

First of all, I said SV650***S*** I know they did the 1999 SV650.

Second, the 99 SV review is lame. The guy talks about his allergic reaction (which sucks, admittedly, but doesn't help me buy a bike) than he does the bike.

Third, if it's okay to review the CBR and the ZX6R every year, why not do streetbikes more often?

Fourth, they haven't even TOUCHED the ZR7 yet.

Fifth, they haven't EVER had a mid-size sport-standard shootout (ZR7 v SV650 v Bandit v Nighthawk). But they have track-machine shootouts every couple months.

When I look in MO's reviews, I see that they used to be balanced in their reviewing but in the past year-and-a-half they've barely done anything but track bikes.
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Old 12-12-2000, 11:26 PM   #8
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I think you shuold just shut up yer big moth and try to be a little more specific in your statements. I've never heard of anyone more bragging about his skills than you, end whet's the point anyway. Try to grow up, for god's sake.
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Old 12-13-2000, 03:37 AM   #9
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Glad to see that, after 15 years, I can finally sell my '86 1100 for a new one that's not fat and bloated like they have been for the last few years. It's great to see Suzuki finally go back to their ORIGINAL formula of light=right. Way to go. Just in time, If not for inflated dealer markup and unavailability, I might have bought an R1. Anybody in the market for a used classic?



P.S To you wankers that don't like/are afraid of the BIG BAD SUZUKI; blow me. By the way, who won the AMA Superbike (2 years in a row), Supersport, and 500GP riders championship this year?
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Old 12-13-2000, 05:01 AM   #10
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This bike and the R-1 before it are incredible machines, but I think your commentary about riding this on the street being like using an Apache gunship for rabbit hunting is accurate.



For example, I have a 5 year old CBR900RR with some suspension and brake mods, and it is more than I need from a streetbike. I have a good friend who is in the motorcycle salvage business, and it seems like he picks up an R-1 about once a month, usually totaled. This is even worse when you consider that I live in Oklahoma, which probably had less than 20 new R-1s for sale in the whole state last year. My point is that there are a lot of street riders out there who buy these bikes without a clue of what they are getting into. The level of the machinery goes up, but the competentcy of the riders does not seem to be increasing.



It is sad that there are riders out there who regard my 95 CBR900RR as if it is a dinosaur. Not to compare it to a new R-1 or Gixxer 1000, but, but the truth is that 95 percent of all street riders probably can not take advantage of a five year old CBR900RR, much less a new R-1 or Gixxer 1000.



I almost wish there was some kind of "expert motorcyclist license" available as a requirement to buy these things, maybe proof of a racing school or something. I am not a socialist or anything like that. I just remember the bad old days in the late 1980s and early 1990s when TV newsmagazines ran stories about "killer bikes" and did negative stories about the sport bike scene in Southern California. That was when the insurance company backlash started. A couple of politicians were trying to further their careers by banning sportbikes and talk of federal horsepower limits was in the air. It was so bad that Yamaha actually threw in full coverage insurance with their bikes for a couple of years.

I just hope we do not shoot ourselves in the foot with these fantastic new weapons.

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