Hello from a GSXR 1000 K6 Owner
I live in Chicago but do most of my riding in the Smoky Mountain region or in California. I own 6 bikes now, 2 of them are 2006 GSXR 1000s. One is stored in Asheville and the other is stored in Manhattan Beach CA. I LOVE my K6s. I fit perfectly on them and they have all the performance that I will ever need. The engine, handling etc all are spot on. I have yet to find another bike that I feel as confident and comfortable on.
I also own a 2006 FJR 1300 that I use to sport tour on. It's ok for sport touring, however its a bit heavy and I really would like something that I can hustle through the corners but comfortable enough to tour on that also provides more wind protection than a naked bike.
Then along comes the GSXS-1000F! So, I joined the site to do some homework on the bike and the hopefully this spring demo the bike to see if it feels almost or as good as my K6.
Here are my questions and thank you in advance for all comments:
1. Does the 2018 model fix the abrupt throttle? My K6 is smooth as can be. My FJR always has had issues in this area and don't want to get another bike with a similar problem.
2. Can Kriega US 20 and US 10 bags be fitted on the bike and if so, would I have enough room to sit on the bike with a backpack and not hit them?
3. Has anyone fitted heated grips and cruse control on the bike? If so, what are the best options?
4. What is the best GPS mount for the bike. I have used SW Motech mounts on my FJR and my Triumph Street Triple that work well.
I really like the look of the bike and the seat height is nice and low. I just need to ride it to see if its a good fit for me. I welcome any comments and look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.