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GSXS1F vs N1K

After lurking for two weeks, I have decided to register and ask my question here and hopefully I get a solid and relatively unbiased responses.

I am 39, been riding for 5 years, have owned a Ninja 250, and a 2014 ZX6R. As I get older, I am realizing that while the 600s and 1000s supersport look really nice, my wrists and back don't care for them as much and there's not much aftermarket in terms of bags and that's why I have narrowed down my next bike to be either an GSXS1F or a Ninja 1000. I have looked around, seen the reviews of both bikes as well as comparisons but would like some real world input.

Again, this will be my third bike and I am looking for a bike that will serve mostly as a commuter and occasional canyon carver. Over the past 3 years with the 2014 ZX6R, I've put on 15,500 miles or roughly 5K miles per year and approximately 14K was commuting. I also ride every chance I get, close or far, even if I run to the store to get an occasional item or two. I have a tank bag but would like a tail bag, hard case if possible and I see there are options for both the GSXS1F and the N1K. I have found two bikes and this is where the input comes in:

Bike 1: Brand New Left Over 2016 GSXS1F in the red and black, OTD for $8300. I do don't necessarily care for the red and black but I don't dislike it either.

Bike 2: 2014 N1K with 1200 miles in blue (which is my preferred color), owned by 63 year old who realizes the bike is sitting more than he is riding, comes with factory hard saddle bags for $7,300. He purchased it in June of 2015 so realistically, he's had it for 2 years and 1 month.

With the GSXS1F, it's brand new which is always nice but I will have to get hard saddle bags or a hard tail case which will run at least $400 which brings it to about $8700 roughly. The N1K is two years older BUT it only has 1200 miles, guy has paperwork for the 600 mile service and just had the oil changed in February.

Relatively speaking, for my purposes, which bike would be the better bike? Just looking for opinions here.
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well i haven't ridden the z1000 so i cant comment on that bike , but i have the f in black and red and love it, i came off a zx14 as you call them or zzr14 to us, and the f is sooooo much more comfy for me as i am getting older lol, performance the f is better than the z1000 in every review i have read they say the throttle on the zuk is snatchy but i dont think it is to bad , i took a mt10 last week and that was worse i put a tail bag on and do some big miles , if you do get the f you wont be disappointed
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I bought the gsx, it's been 366 days since I bought it and I've only ridden it 623miles because it's crap to ride, I just use my far superior 2000 cbr600f.
Do I wish I'd have bought the z1000 instead? Hard to say Tbh, I think I should have gone with the s1000r, aprilia, mt10 or superduke, yes they cost more but you get what you pay for imo.
If the throttle, paint and suspension were better maybe I'd have a different perspective but then it would cost similar to the s1000r and I defiantly wouldn't pick it over that.

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Gsx-s1000f is narrower, lighter and nimbler. It feels more aggressive. Ninja 1000 is more refined and has integrated luggage. Ergonomically Suzuki fitted me better and the weight difference seal the deal for me towards the gsx. It seems that luggage is a big factor for you, ninja 1k is better in that department. Both bike are very good and accomplish similar purpose little differently.

My friend just had the same dilemma and got the ninja 1k. But has a little regret now. He realized that he doesn't need the integrated luggage and the tail bag is enough. He feels that my bike is more fun.


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Hi l had a z1000sx with panniers then a mt09 both BIKES are good and the z was brilliant for touring, But I changed to the Gsxs1000f it's like horses for courses, the throttle problem has been sorted with a replacement ECU ,and the bike is for much better than both Z1 OR MT09TRACER for daily blasts if i was thinking of touring only, then the versys would be on my list , the big Z suffers from a strange front end feel as it wants to tuck in, the seat is 50 miles only comfort and the engine vibration at 60 to 80 mph is so intusive that fingers number and mirrors blur , I had a few mates 4 in all we had the same bike and all had the same issues, , I also dropped I'd once at low speed and it did not take it well engine cases ,exhaust swing arm foot pegs, bar end,mirrors all damaged and I had fitted crash post fitted , I am not saying the Gsxs1000f is a better bike but as a all-rounder I would take the Gsx over the big Z and sort out the panniers with throw overs , my average milage around 15000 miles per year
If possible take a test ride over 2 hrs and include all types of road surface etc before you decide as it's a lot of expenses if you don't like the bike does it do what you want from it !
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I got the Gsx-F red and black. The blue looks better in pictures but in person I loved the red. Im not sure about the Z1000 but our gsx has 3 levels of traction control 4 if you include off. Its saved my ass so far 2 times on some gravel in the roads. Also im pretty sure the gsx has a better powerband imo and has 20 or so more ponies, better seating and weighs a less
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Ninja 1000 seems more suited for touring. But it is heavier, makes less power and no traction control (if i remember). BTW i have zero issues with my 2016 GSX-S 1000 Naked. And I have owned a lot of motorcycle to compare with. It is a fantastic bike for the street. I personally like the ninja 1000 looks better than the gsx-s1000f. But if you can get a brand new GSX-S1000F OTD for $8300 that is a steal and you should jump on that, asap. The bike has a MSRP over $10,000. I paid $9300 otd for my naked. If you did not like the bike you could turn around and sell it for what you bought it for.

Now if you said you were gonna get the 2017 Ninja 1000 or a GSX-SF1000, I would say get the new ninja. It has a bosch internal IMU like my '16 ZX10R and all the new era super bikes.

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After lurking for two weeks, I have decided to register and ask my question here and hopefully I get a solid and relatively unbiased responses.

I am 39, been riding for 5 years, have owned a Ninja 250, and a 2014 ZX6R. As I get older, I am realizing that while the 600s and 1000s supersport look really nice, my wrists and back don't care for them as much and there's not much aftermarket in terms of bags and that's why I have narrowed down my next bike to be either an GSXS1F or a Ninja 1000. I have looked around, seen the reviews of both bikes as well as comparisons but would like some real world input.

Again, this will be my third bike and I am looking for a bike that will serve mostly as a commuter and occasional canyon carver. Over the past 3 years with the 2014 ZX6R, I've put on 15,500 miles or roughly 5K miles per year and approximately 14K was commuting. I also ride every chance I get, close or far, even if I run to the store to get an occasional item or two. I have a tank bag but would like a tail bag, hard case if possible and I see there are options for both the GSXS1F and the N1K. I have found two bikes and this is where the input comes in:

Bike 1: Brand New Left Over 2016 GSXS1F in the red and black, OTD for $8300. I do don't necessarily care for the red and black but I don't dislike it either.

Bike 2: 2014 N1K with 1200 miles in blue (which is my preferred color), owned by 63 year old who realizes the bike is sitting more than he is riding, comes with factory hard saddle bags for $7,300. He purchased it in June of 2015 so realistically, he's had it for 2 years and 1 month.

With the GSXS1F, it's brand new which is always nice but I will have to get hard saddle bags or a hard tail case which will run at least $400 which brings it to about $8700 roughly. The N1K is two years older BUT it only has 1200 miles, guy has paperwork for the 600 mile service and just had the oil changed in February.

Relatively speaking, for my purposes, which bike would be the better bike? Just looking for opinions here.
If you're not going to do any touring I would go with the Suzuki but really both bikes will fill your needs. I have read the Ninja is buzzy.
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I bought the gsx, it's been 366 days since I bought it and I've only ridden it 623miles because it's crap to ride, I just use my far superior 2000 cbr600f.
You'd better get a 2000 cbr600f then!
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I bought the gsx, it's been 366 days since I bought it and I've only ridden it 623miles because it's crap to ride, I just use my far superior 2000 cbr600f.
Do I wish I'd have bought the z1000 instead? Hard to say Tbh, I think I should have gone with the s1000r, aprilia, mt10 or superduke, yes they cost more but you get what you pay for imo.
If the throttle, paint and suspension were better maybe I'd have a different perspective but then it would cost similar to the s1000r and I defiantly wouldn't pick it over that.

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