[QUOTE=Supercharger;267049]I looked at all the yammie triples. Was convinced I wanted a 2017 FZ-09. Then convinced I wanted and FJ-09...then thought maybe the XSR. I looked at them many. many times at the dealer, but just couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger. The engine was no doubt awesome, but ultimately all 3 bikes had things I did not like, mostly looks wise.
Then I spotted some reviews on the GSX-S1000 and saw that most were rave reviews...except for the throttle issue. i went to take a look and immediately was more impressed with the GSX than the Yamahas. The Suzuki had better components, especially in the braking and suspension department. The swingarm is also quite a bit beefier on the GSX. The suzuki also had way better paint and build quality to my eyes, as it should...being it had an MSRP $1500 more than a 2017 FZ-09. It seemed to be more of a grown-ups bike to me too. Still I did not want to spend 10 or 11 grand on a bike. I was looking to keep it around 8 grand. Luckily, I noticed prices on the GSX-S1000 bikes was quite aggressive around here and I could get a new GSX-S1000 ABS for $8500 OTD.
I feel it was a great deal on great bike and finally pulled the trigger after kicking tires for 2 years. I even surprised myself as I am really not a huge fan of inline fours, as I prefer twins and triples for the gruntier power delivery down low. But the reviews of the GSX always raved about the power and grunt. and the sound of the exhaust in those vids always impressed me. I'm happy with my decision. Yes, the throttle is abrupt sometimes but not enough for me to give it much thought. I may look into getting a 2017 ECU under warranty just for the heck of it, but honestly I think the throttle issue has been blown out of proportion. You have a seriously powerful bike, you need a delicate hand sometimes.[/QUOTE
8500 great deal,,,after 2 years the where sick of looking at ya
.....i felt the same about it looking like a serious grown up bike....i bought it with out knowing what is was about.....read no reviews,,,reminded me of my 1150e...sat on it an deal was done....had v twins,,,v four,,,thumpers,,,,but got hooked on the power band of inlines...the torque was a extra bonus along with comfort an smooth ride...thanks for your write up i enjoyed the read