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Anyone come from a Honda CB1000R?

I have a 12 CB1000R. Looking to pick up a GSXS 1000. Hard to get test rides on new bikes. I am concerned about all the talk about throttle response. The throttle is silky smooth on my CB. Those who have had a CB and went to a GSXS, How do they compare. Thanks!
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Never rode a cb1000r, but have owned several bikes. The throttle response in my opinion is not an issues at all. Ill call it crisp, but def not a problem. Ride a FZ09 in A mode, thats throttle issues right there.
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The throttle has been fixed so don't worry about it.
Check with your dealer and find out what the VIN number is. If it's a later production model it wont be an issue. It'll just be a bit more powerful with quicker pick up and better handling

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I had 4 very enjoyable years with my '11 CB1000R before trading 'up' to the GSX-S1000F. The GSX-S is what the CB should be like if Honda had bothered to move with the times... For me, the GSX-S has all what the CB gave me, plus more and I'm very pleased with my decision.

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The throttle has been fixed so don't worry about it.
Check with your dealer and find out what the VIN number is. If it's a later production model it wont be an issue. It'll just be a bit more powerful with quicker pick up and better handling
Most of the bikes I am seeing here in the US are early production bikes. What date or vin should I be ok with. Thank you!
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I have a bike that was fresh out of the crate (USA) this week. I only put on a few miles yesterday but I don't seem to have the throttle issues or at least it's no worse than the FZ-07 that I had previously.
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Most of the bikes I am seeing here in the US are early production bikes. What date or vin should I be ok with. Thank you!
Diddn't realise you are in the States. This is what's been circulating
This is the Tech Bulletin. MT0012. Units built after Feb 2016 should be alright.
It also shows the part number for the ECU so if the dealer doesn't have access to the Bulletin they can just check that on the bike instead the one with the 31 at the end as opposed to the 30 is the number to check for.

https://www.gsxs1000.org/forum/suzuki...tening-13.html

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I had 4 very enjoyable years with my '11 CB1000R before trading 'up' to the GSX-S1000F. The GSX-S is what the CB should be like if Honda had bothered to move with the times... For me, the GSX-S has all what the CB gave me, plus more and I'm very pleased with my decision.
How does the down low power compare between the two bikes. Say below 4K. I know the Honda is good in that range. Thank you!
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Don't bother, stick with your Honda.
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How does the down low power compare between the two bikes. Say below 4K. I know the Honda is good in that range. Thank you!
The GSX-S pulls stronger and harder in any gear at any revs.... it's like a rocket ship in comparison :-)
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