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post #31 of 40 Old 12-23-2016, 07:47 AM
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Gsx-s it s a great bike , in need of few mod.
Quality price ratio is pretty good too

my garage:Honda cbr1000rr04/cbr1000rr sp14/ cbr1000rr sp217/cb1000r15/cb1000r+18/vfr1200f 2011/cre500SM /goldwing gl1800 18/ NC750X dct 19 / Africa Twin Adventure Sports EERA 20 /BMW S1000r 18/Suzuki gsx-s1000 16/gsx-s 1000 19/gsxr 1000 k2-k5 / Yamaha mt10 16/ mt10 SP 17/ mt09 17/ tracer 900 17/mt 09 SP 18 / aprilia tuono 1100 factory16 /Zero SR /kawasaki H2 SXSE stage2 19 , ktm SD 1290 GT 19 /Few (12) gsx-r oil cooled

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How is it compared to the mt10 in term of quality - price ratio to your opinion?
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Gsx-s it s a great bike , in need of few mod.
Quality price ratio is pretty good too
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Here GSX-S are just bit cheaper than MT-10
not that bargain like other country

my garage:Honda cbr1000rr04/cbr1000rr sp14/ cbr1000rr sp217/cb1000r15/cb1000r+18/vfr1200f 2011/cre500SM /goldwing gl1800 18/ NC750X dct 19 / Africa Twin Adventure Sports EERA 20 /BMW S1000r 18/Suzuki gsx-s1000 16/gsx-s 1000 19/gsxr 1000 k2-k5 / Yamaha mt10 16/ mt10 SP 17/ mt09 17/ tracer 900 17/mt 09 SP 18 / aprilia tuono 1100 factory16 /Zero SR /kawasaki H2 SXSE stage2 19 , ktm SD 1290 GT 19 /Few (12) gsx-r oil cooled

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So two more questions about the bike.

1) Can you pull a fuse and disable the abs?

2) People complain about the on/off throttle, does changing modes help?
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I was actually about to buy a Yamaha XSR 900 before I laid eyes on the GSX-S1000. The features it offered for the price blew me away and it was extremely comfortable compared to the other bikes I was shopping (about $12000 for the FZ-10 and around $9000 for the XSR 900... I got my GSX-S1000 ABS for $8500)

I still really love the looks of the XSR 900 but the GSX-S1000 is no slouch in my eyes either. I have to admit the lighting bolts and such on the front of my naked are a little tryhardy, as are the faux-mandibles/fangs on the headlight... but it's a Japanese bike and the Japanese go for that kind of styling it seems and I accept that. The rest of the bike looks great.

Now for those guys that bought the faired model... to me it's fucking hideous I'm sorry to say. But I've never liked faired bikes at all.

So the bottom line is Suzuki gave me way more bike for less money than even a very reasonably priced XSR 900/FZ-09. It's the best bike I've ever owned by far.

The way I see it, if I ever tire of this bike it will be time to get out of motorcycling.

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So two more questions about the bike.

1) Can you pull a fuse and disable the abs?

2) People complain about the on/off throttle, does changing modes help?
1 - Yes

2 - I've been keeping it in traction control 3 as it's been cold & wet here lately but I'll try out the other modes and get back to you. From what I've can tell though the on/off throttle seems to be more related to the earlier models, those going into European countries or California in particular... My bike feels pretty smooth to me. No herky jerky stuff as shown in videos and such at all.
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Out of the bikes in my signature....


My least favorite was the Buell. Biggest POS I've owned. Was in the shop more than it was on the road until finally I told the Harley dealer to just keep it and give me the Honda VTR they had in the window.


2nd worst was the Ducati. Slow bike with head wobbles at 80MPH. Handled real well around town but other than a 65MPH and under, it wasn't good for much else. I spent thousands though, making it look awesome and the dry clutch sounded great. Aesthetically speaking, it was the tops but once I started riding on it my love for its beauty quickly faded.


They Hayabusa was a big fat useless pig. Good for 165 MPH straight shots on the highway, but not good for much else. The reach over the big motor and air intake was extremely long. I put Heli bars on it to try and bring them closer but it wasn't nearly far enough. I got rid of the bike in only a few months.


Didn't like the Tuono. Seating position was just plain weird and uncomfortable. Took it to Tail of the Dragon and had to short shift the whole time. The rev range on the L-Twin was like that of a Harley. Made it very hard to ride through the turns with so much shifting going on. Got rid of that bike in a few months too.


My favorite bikes were the VTR1000 (not a lot of horsepower but the ride comfort and the manner in which the bike performed on the street was very enjoyable)
CBR1000RR I think was hands down the best bike around. Very comfortable with an intake growl (K&N filter) that brought a smile to my face every time.


All in all though, I think the GSXS is right up there with the CBR1000. Maybe even moreso. This coming September we're going to do a ride from Fort Lauderdale to Murphy NC then to JD Distillery then to Bourbon Street and back through Tampa. That should be more than 3,000 miles. I think the bike will carry me that distance no problem. I can't wait!



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1-1986 Harley Sportster 883
2-1992 Suzuki Bandit 600
3-1993 Kawaski Ninja 600
4-1994 Suzuki GSXR600
5-1995 Buell M2 Cyclone
6-1996 Honda VTR1000
7-1997 Suzuki Hayabusa

8-1997 Suzuki DR650
9-1998 Yamaha VStar 1100
10-2000 Kawaski Z1000
11-2003 Yamaha FZ1
12-2005 Ducati S2R 1000
13-2006 Honda CBR600RR
14-2007 Honda CBR1000RR
15-2007 Aprilia Tuono 1000
16-2013 Harley Davidson Switchback

17-2016 Suzuki GSXS1000



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So two more questions about the bike.

1) Can you pull a fuse and disable the abs?

2) People complain about the on/off throttle, does changing modes help?

Ditch, I don't think you can disable the ABS. I could be wrong though, but it's not something that's talked about hear. At least nothing I've read.


Lots of people complain about the on/off throttle. Mine had that problem too but when I dropped the catalytic converter it totally went away. The fueling is mixed in a way where I was able to do exhaust mods without the need of a Power Commander. Now I run full exhaust with no Power Commander and it runs great. Very smooth down low. There is a small lag when I twist the throttle at highway speeds without downshifting. It will take a second before it starts to accelerate. Perhaps a Power Commander would correct that, but it's not worth the expense. It's not that big a deal.


The bike IS FAST! And it comfortable to boot. A great combination in my book. Great for riding on the road, in a more upright position, I can look around and view other traffic easier. I think it's safer than riding a race bike on the street. I'll never get another race bike, I've had a bunch and now I can look back to see how ridiculous it is to ride one on the street. Totally makes no sense.




1-1986 Harley Sportster 883
2-1992 Suzuki Bandit 600
3-1993 Kawaski Ninja 600
4-1994 Suzuki GSXR600
5-1995 Buell M2 Cyclone
6-1996 Honda VTR1000
7-1997 Suzuki Hayabusa

8-1997 Suzuki DR650
9-1998 Yamaha VStar 1100
10-2000 Kawaski Z1000
11-2003 Yamaha FZ1
12-2005 Ducati S2R 1000
13-2006 Honda CBR600RR
14-2007 Honda CBR1000RR
15-2007 Aprilia Tuono 1000
16-2013 Harley Davidson Switchback

17-2016 Suzuki GSXS1000


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As long as I can pull the ABS fuse for the track once a year that's all I care about.

I also think I read the 2017 is getting a new ECU which I would have to think would fix the remaining throttle problems.

My only remaining issue is with the ergos actually. They're too upright, I guess I just have long arms but I feel like I'm holding my hands up like I'm under arrest or something. I doesn't look like anything other that a flat bar will help either, but that usually interferes with the rest of the bike.
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Do you ever feel the GSXS1K is too much bike for everyday riding, we all know that this bike makes HP than the claimed 145 bhp. Was wondering what the current owners thought, some like it some don't, do you ever feel that you don't get use the bike to it's potential as compared to a smaller cc bike. I'm planning on getting one and would plan on going 1 down in the front and running a 190/55 rear.
That is a good point. Any modern 1K bike can be a handful. We are talking about crazy power to weight ratios. My gsxs f is the most powerful bike I have owned. That being said it is not the fastest. Let me elaborate.......on the track I bet I would have put up a better time on my stock 2007 gsxr 600 than I could do with the gsxs. There is something to be said for smaller bikes, they are a blast to throw around. With the Suzuki I make sure I am in the mood for the power and responsibility. Sort of a different mindset when I hop on it.

Right now I have the gsxs f and a Triumph Bonneville. The Triumph is a dog when it comes to power between the two but what a blast to ride and in town it is more than enough. Doing 90 on it feels like doing 150 on the Suzuki. The old saying comes to mind "It is more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow".

That being said, I love the Suzuki. It is the closest to the bike that does everything as I have ever experienced. For me it does everything well. Is it the best at everything? No, but it comes amazingly close and is a good balance.

My bikes newest to oldest/past

2016 GSX-R1000F = Great bike, gobs of power. Great on the street and hwy. Very refined. Throttle reminds me of the Street triple a bit as far as being a little touchy off start.
2011 Triumph Bonneville SE = Total blast to ride, very flickable. Can wack the throttle open all the way and wring its neck. Nice low seat height, just fun.
Two above are my current rides.

2009 Triumph Street Triple R = Great engine with instant torque. Being a naked and being a 675 it did not like triple digit speeds. Had to work pretty hard up there and did not rev as high as a I4. Amazing city and around town bike, easily put 600's in their place under 100mph. Pretty hard suspension. Lots of looks and questions from admirers, what is it? Loved oil changes on it, naked!

2007 Suzuki GSX-R600 = Amazing track bike. Bought primarily for that purpose. Fun on the street in low doses. Had min geared for the track so lots of get up and go.

2006 Suzuki GSX-R750 = Bought as primary do everything bike. Very refined, amazing engine and suspension. Is possibly the perfect amount of power between a 600 and 1000. Eventually got tires of the riding position for everyday use or longer rides and in traffic.

2002 Suzuki SV650 = My first bike. As basic as you can get and I loved it. What a fun bike. Light, flickable and enough power to scare the sh*t out of a new rider. Great bike to learn throttle control. After some suspension mods it was great.

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I think the GSX-S is the most well rounded bike I've owned so far. Handles good, great power...easy to ride in the city.

Newest to oldest:

GSX-S1000 - Awesome power, handles well, refined around town. Great bike

FZ-09 - Awesome motor, love the torque down low. Handled alright. Mostly, a great commuter bike

WR250X - Low on power but lightweight made this an absolute blast in the twisties. Dubbed the Fun Bike

SV650 - Great beginner bike. Handled well, enough power. Did everything well.

Husqvarna 701 Supermoto (receive next week) - 30lbs heavier than the WR250X but with 74 HP this may be the ultimate Fun Bike 2.0


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