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post #1 of 23 Old 10-23-2016, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Are our bikes big!!!

Dimensions wise

Overall length: 2115mm
Overall width: 795mm
Overall height: 1180mm
Wheelbase: 1460mm
Ground clearance: 140mm
Seat height: 810mm
Curb mass: 209 -214kg

I find these figures bigger than the other liter class counterparts

I am particularly intrugued by the width of this bike.

Its bloody wide spec wise when compared to cbr1000rr, r1 or zx10r etc

I mean i havnt ridden other bikes



My question is to those who have sat on or ridden other liter class bikes.

Do you think our bike is way bigger than others.

I am also concerned about handling particularly throwing the bike into a corner.
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Compared to the bikes you are comparing with (all supersports/race replicas) yes our bikes are bigger...

But they are not the same type of bike. Ours are more upright bikes with a longer wheelbase (the naked is lower than the bikes you mention) and the extra width is due simply to having proper bars not clip-ons

As the launch said - these are designed for ex GSX-R owners who have grown up and need a bike with a more relaxed (upright) seating position

If you look at closer rivals - Z1000, Ninja 1000, MT-10 etc they all have a similar or greater width, all are heavier, all have less ground clearance and other dimensions are similar
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I don't find my GSX-S to be wide. My Super Tenere, now that's wide
You should go find one and sit on it along with others in its class to get a good feel. The GSX-S feels very flickable and does great in the curves.
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Try a GS Adventure- this bike is like a toy compared.
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Probably just because you're fairly new..check out a few others at the dealer if you're concerned..seat height is lower than most naked for starters.

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Try a GS Adventure- this bike is like a toy compared.
The GS is absolutely massive, great touring bike to travel almost anywhere, but i couldn't see myself ever taking one off-road beyond..dirt roads. Also wouldn't offroad a 20-25k adventure bike risking a drop, but my salary probably doesn't align with what new GS buyers make
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My er6 daily hack is bigger than my gsxs and feels heavier
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I have just sold my 2015 zx10 and find the gsx s just as nice in corners put it in just like a sportsbike good fun
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my last bike was a zzr 14 now that was a big bus lol
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They handle well enough too.
I surprised my self by touching my toe on the ground when trail braking into a corner. So maybe a little more ground clearance would be beneficial


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The handling on this bike is amazing. Very light, responsive and adjustable in a corner. You can catch some 'proper' superbikes unawares with this thing.

Best bet is to sit on or go ride some other styles of bikes so you can get a proper feel of what suits you and makes you grin maniacally.




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