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post #11 of 21 Old 12-31-2017, 09:30 AM
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Hands down the GSX S is the best bike for the money. I have been riding with the same core group for approximately 8 years and most have went to naked bikes in the last year. Most still have supersport track bikes but nakeds have taken the place of their street ones. Ages range for early 40's to 73 year old who rides a 1290 Super Duke. I had the pleasure of riding most on the roads we are constantly riding on the other bikes, so I got a good impression of what they are about. This is my take vs. our bikes. Z900, brakes are not as good and less power. MT10 does everything great, exhaust sounds awesome but I HATE the transformer look and 3k more expensive. Tuono, awesome, I love the bike, does everything better than ours but cost almost twice as much. Speed triple was ok, slower and seems heavy plus more expensive. KTM 1290 , awesome, beautiful and very expensive. The euro bikes are more expensive to maintain and less reliable than a Suzuki too. Keep in mind, I bought mine as a left over model, so I got mine for $7800 out the door. I'm very happy with my bike, just wish I had it back when it was warm. lol
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Great vid and right on the money, which is why I have one of each, gsxr600 and gsxs1000, depending on the type of itch that needs scratching.
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I also came from a super sport, a gixxer 600. Great bike but it wasn't suitable for long rides, while the gsxs is, while still being very sporty. Not many bikes can match the gsxs's combination of performance and comfort.
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i just call it power cruising ....thats what the s does for me..... im not a sport rider never was..years back naked,s where called standard...and the suzuki 1150 e was the standard king ... ...i relate to the s as a standard that has more in common with the 1150 e then the gsxr...when i ride it it feels like a modern 1150e,,,.only lighter, faster ,better wind protection and Handling ...with some modern goodies......................
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Great vid and right on the money, which is why I have one of each, gsxr600 and gsxs1000, depending on the type of itch that needs scratching.
My son has an '08 Gixxer 600 which I would ride occasionally and is the primary reason I ended up with the GSXS. I got hooked on that I4 power and acceleration, but being a bit older, wasn't crazy about the ergos. I'm familiar with all the specs, HP, etc., but how does the power/acceleration 'feel' compare on the two bikes? I haven't ridden the Gixxer since I got my bike, but from what I remember, they seem very comparable. I was always amazed by the power in that 600cc engine when you wind it up.

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I stopped at "the dopest of the dope".
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My son has an '08 Gixxer 600 which I would ride occasionally and is the primary reason I ended up with the GSXS. I got hooked on that I4 power and acceleration, but being a bit older, wasn't crazy about the ergos. I'm familiar with all the specs, HP, etc., but how does the power/acceleration 'feel' compare on the two bikes? I haven't ridden the Gixxer since I got my bike, but from what I remember, they seem very comparable. I was always amazed by the power in that 600cc engine when you wind it up.

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ride 2 up see if they feel the same
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The gixxer 600 has very little torque, just like other 600cc line 4's. So if you want to accelerate hard you have to downshift and rev the piss out of it. With the gsxs you got plenty of torque even at low rpm. The gixxer was a bit lighter and more flickable but the gsxs is by no means a heavy bike. With the 600 bikes there is a rush of speed that comes on around 8000 rpm, where it feels kinda docile at low rpm and comes alive around 8000. The gsxs also pulls really hard at high rpm but it still has a decent amount of power even at low rpm so you don't feel the same rush. To me the gsxs feels a lot like a torquier, heavier, upright gixxer.
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When i was younger I had thoughts of getting a 600 sportbike. Was at the dealer every weekend looking. Until I got behind a group of young riders all on sportbikes at a series of traffic lights. ALL of them were stretching their arms and legs at every light and were maybe mid 20's. Being I was in my 30's it left an impression on me. I wound up buying a 1996 Suzuki Bandit 600S in a beautiful red. Probably the least memorable bike I have owned sad to say. Left a bad taste in my mouth about I4 engines. There was a lack of torque yes, but it was the lack of character that had me looking at twins and triples after that. Wound up on V-twin cruisers after that until I got the bug for a lighter, sportier second bike. Had no intention of getting an I4 again. Had my heart set on an FZ-09 until I started reading all the glowing reviews of the GSXS. Once I compared them side to side at the dealer the difference in the quality of components on the GSXS was obvious to me. I also realized I am way too OCD to be able to live with the FZ's offset instrument panel .
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