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post #1 of 25 Old 04-02-2019, 04:05 AM Thread Starter
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Hi newby here 1st post be gentle please 😁

Iam close to purchasing a new f model , just waiting for a test ride to become available and checking out what deals are about . 2 local dealers are offering a red ‘black bike with the touring kit fitted , not sure I want all of the touring kit like tall screen but i guess the original screen will also come with the bike .
I intend touring on the bike so currently looking at throwover pannier options which seems to be a bit difficult looking at the back end , apart from that I can see no problems .
After 10 years on ktm twins Iam a little apprehensive about going back to a 4 but the Suzuki ticks all my boxes and I love it’s looks and how compact it is .
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Welcome Kernow,
I normally go touring with just a tank-bag and tail-pack, but this year I bought these .https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253958331381 It takes a while to sort out the mounting but that applies to any other strapons (no giggling there in the back).I can now use a smaller tank-bag and tail-pack. Not tried them out yet, I'm going to Austria & Switzerland later in the year.
PS. Get the better version bike IE the naked.
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Welcome Kernow,

The F model was something I too considered when looking at the GSX line. I have to say, in person, the nakeds are too beautiful to pass by, IMHO. I will be picking up whichever model I go for this weekend and look forward to sharing opinions/experiences that we have on whichever we land on.
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Iam close to purchasing a new f model , just waiting for a test ride to become available and checking out what deals are about . 2 local dealers are offering a red ‘black bike with the touring kit fitted , not sure I want all of the touring kit like tall screen but i guess the original screen will also come with the bike .
I intend touring on the bike so currently looking at throwover pannier options which seems to be a bit difficult looking at the back end , apart from that I can see no problems .
After 10 years on ktm twins Iam a little apprehensive about going back to a 4 but the Suzuki ticks all my boxes and I love it’s looks and how compact it is .
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The gsxs is a great bike and I'm sure you will like it but for me I like v twins the best. For me it's like the bike is
More alive and you are more connected to the bike than a smooth 4 cylinder engine.
I used to own a SD 990 but sold it about 4 years ago and now I own a guzzi 750 plus the gsxs and most times I go for a ride I end up picking The guzzi.
I know it probably sounds weird to prefer to ride a 50hp bike over the gsxs with its 150hp but it's just more fun
For me to ride the guzzi plus I'm not doing Mk10 everywhere.
I've been riding since 71 and have owned 25 bikes so I'm not making up stories lol.
Anyhow it's just my opinion but make sure you take it for a decent ride before you make your mind up.
Let the flaming begin
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The gsxs is a great bike and I'm sure you will like it but for me I like v twins the best. For me it's like the bike is
More alive and you are more connected to the bike than a smooth 4 cylinder engine.
I used to own a SD 990 but sold it about 4 years ago and now I own a guzzi 750 plus the gsxs and most times I go for a ride I end up picking The guzzi.
I know it probably sounds weird to prefer to ride a 50hp bike over the gsxs with its 150hp but it's just more fun
For me to ride the guzzi plus I'm not doing Mk10 everywhere.
I've been riding since 71 and have owned 25 bikes so I'm not making up stories lol.
Anyhow it's just my opinion but make sure you take it for a decent ride before you make your mind up.
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I agree, the v-twin "connection" is irreplaceable and the engine braking makes twistys a breeze, however....

It depends on what you use your bike for. The large capacity v-twins are lumpy and awful down low filtering traffic, having to feather the clutch around
round abouts and parking lots. Can't speak of smaller bikes because i have no interest in downgrading just yet, i like speed and power

Half of my commute ride is highway and the other half is stop lights galore. The last thing i want is something that makes my journey more tiresome and difficult.
The GSX-S is a breeze and can tackle both quite handily.

If i were to only use it as a weekend joy ride then i would go v-twin all the way. I'm definitely going to own a 1200 monster at some stage.
Probably a Panigale whilst i'm at it. Even if it's just to sit and stare at
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Welcome along, hope you get that test ride soon.

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If you are comfrtable with it you will want to play with the TC modes because they have a decent impact on the feel of the bike. TC3 and 2 will keep the front wheel on the ground at all times. TC1 will let it come up a little during hard accel and off will let it come up quite often.
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Decker. Thanks for that , I’ve actually got a set of those I was wondering if they would fit , you’ve made my day and probably saved me £300
Naked is nice , but I fancy the comfort of a fairing for a while , think Iam getting too old for naked bikes .
Trip sounds great , hoping to do something similar
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I know what you mean about the v twin love. I’ve had ktm and aprillia v twins for a while now and dine quite a few miles on them , however there isn’t a v twin out that does it for me short of the ktm 1290 which is too expensive and quite troublesome by all accounts .
last Jap 4 I had was a 2005 yam fazer which I did really like and I had loads before that from gpz Kawasaki’s to Honda’s . Iam just hoping that my sudden need to return to the smooth turbine like feel of a 4 for a more relaxing ride is right for me .
Currently riding a ktm 690 duke which takes even more work than a twin but it’s such a hoot, however Iam fed up working the gearbox so much and want to do some touring miles , I must be getting old . It’s the looks of the Suzuki I also love plus the price and extra fuel economy etc , plus the ease of servicing compared to most v twins hope I’ve got it right

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