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
= 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.