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post #1 of 19 Old 07-14-2016, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Trying to decide between GSX-S1000F and a Ninja 1000

My current ride os a 2004 vfr800. I'm looking for something new, and have pretty much settled on either the S1000F or the N1K. Most of the head-to-head reviews pick the Suzuki, but they also mention (along with a lot of the forum posts) the snatchy throttle, and the dip between 3-5000 RPM.

There is a demo days coming here on the 23rd and 24th; I hope to ride the two bikes back to back and make my decision.

Well, that's my story; this is a great site and I've been lurking for a couple of weeks.

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I have a 2001 VFR with 80k miles on it. Did the Suzuki demo ride and decided to go with the GSX-S. The Suzuki hasn't taken the place of the VFR, but it makes a nice addition to the garage for me.
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They are two reasonably different machines. Out of interest, may I ask how you settled on to those as the choices and not the GSXR1K and N1K or the GSXS1000F and the ZX1000SX? Whatever you choose you will be happy. Both are absolutely stonking bikes!




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The ninja would be good if your going to pillion or are going to tour using the panniers that just clip onto the rear rails but if your looking for a sporty ride then the GSXS gets better reviews IMO , I have never ridden the ninja but I'm sure you would be happy either way
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ESXBOY, I'm no spring chicken any more; been riding on the street for almost 40 years exactly, and in the dirt before that. I admit that I get lazy on long rides on the VFR, and my right hand goes a bit numb as I fail to support my upper weight with my torso. So, I'm looking for something with a bit more upright riding position, but I want a relatively light, good handling bike with decent power. I have the hardbags for the VFR (they were $1100 when I bout them 10 years ago), but I ride 90% of the time without the bags, but almost always with a tank bag. I would consider something like the SW Motech Blaze bags for trips on either bike.

I think the GSXR would be too sporty for me in terms of riding position, and I think the ZX1000SX is what we call the Ninja 1000 here in the states.

Thanks all for the replies. I appreciate input from "real" riders.
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Ah... My bad! A good friend of mine has the Z1000SX and adores it. The engine is an absolute peach. The only thing he moans about is the relatively sparse seat and the difficulty in successfully updating the exhaust without hampering midrange.

We haven't had the opportunity to ride back to back yet, but I've ridden his and you're in for a gloriously difficult choice as both bikes are amazing. It'll come down to personal preference on the day, I reckon.

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ESXBOY, I'm no spring chicken any more; been riding on the street for almost 40 years exactly, and in the dirt before that. I admit that I get lazy on long rides on the VFR, and my right hand goes a bit numb as I fail to support my upper weight with my torso. So, I'm looking for something with a bit more upright riding position, but I want a relatively light, good handling bike with decent power. I have the hardbags for the VFR (they were $1100 when I bout them 10 years ago), but I ride 90% of the time without the bags, but almost always with a tank bag. I would consider something like the SW Motech Blaze bags for trips on either bike.

I think the GSXR would be too sporty for me in terms of riding position, and I think the ZX1000SX is what we call the Ninja 1000 here in the states.

Thanks all for the replies. I appreciate input from "real" riders.



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+1 re the seat on the N1K, feels like its made of wood.
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I had back to back test rides as the two were on my shortlist too.

https://www.gsxs1000.org/forum/gsxs-1...ide-today.html

Although I didn't have any problems with the throttle response on the demo bike, I did have issues with my bike that I fixed with an ECU remap. Also note that I test rode the naked (no Fs in the country at that time) but bought the F. The F (IMO) is the better bike, especially at speed as the fairing adds downforce and makes it super stable as you hit licence loosing speeds. This was the second time I wanted the ZED, I also test rode the naked in 2011 but decided the CB1000R was better.

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I had back to back test rides as the two were on my shortlist too.

https://www.gsxs1000.org/forum/gsxs-1...ide-today.html

Although I didn't have any problems with the throttle response on the demo bike, I did have issues with my bike that I fixed with an ECU remap. Also note that I test rode the naked (no Fs in the country at that time) but bought the F. The F (IMO) is the better bike, especially at speed as the fairing adds downforce and makes it super stable as you hit licence loosing speeds. This was the second time I wanted the ZED, I also test rode the naked in 2011 but decided the CB1000R was better.
Hey Martin,

I read through your post, and that's exactly the kind of info I've been looking for. From this and other posts, I'm not sure if the stated fueling/throttle issues are different riders sensitivities, or if the different bikes behave differently. And the N1K gets pretty consistent knocks for the vibration.

Anyway, thanks again; and I like the "Gixxus" name.
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I test rode a ninja 1000 and it slight ly heavier, vibrates a little more then the GSX1k. My take is that it doesnt matter which bike you choose. What ever you feel suit u the best. they are all good bikes for vibes heavier weight. Good luck

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