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Hello everyone, I am happy to be here with you, the right place I should be.
First of all, I am a beginner biker, I am riding ninja 400 2018, it's the first bike. But I feel something uncomfortable with it (vibration, sound and power). Especially vibration. They said it's normal for all twins engine. So I am planning to get next step up to gsxs1000. It's a different line I know, but I loved all YouTube vid about it. Sounds power.. etc.
But, the only question I need the answer is:
What about wind effect, especially +60mh??
I live in a windy coast city. It's very normal to be windy between ( 7mh to 25mh) mostly.
Is it a right idea to get a naked bike?

The last question is:
I heard a biker (tuber), said: gsxs1000 is not for highway, u may lose a bike control. is ti right?

sorry for talking long, and sorry for my language, I am not a native speaker.

Thank you very much.
 

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I ride mostly highway...and always had naked,s ....bike is great at highway speeds,usually steady speeds at 80 mph with pulls often to 130 145 mph,,, bike always feeling solid at those speeds....after market wind or race screen helps a lot for comfort at those speeds.........so no a naked is as safe as any other bike safety is on the rider not the bike.....plus they do look good dont they
 

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Where I live it's mostly warm weather all year so that's why I ride a naked bike as it just gets to hot with a fairing with all your gear on.
Plus the naked looks tougher;)
 

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To the OP, could I suggest that you haven't ridden the 1000 ?
I must point out that the 1000 is not just a lot bigger 400, the bike that you've got accustomed to now. It's a really different sort of bike to experience and dangerous to those who don't respect it's high and sudden power .

A better bike for you than the 1000 as your second bike ever, please choose the current more milder and predictable powered GSX-S750.

As an Owner of both, the 750 has a really creamy smooth and vibration free engine and chassis. None here can say that of a stock 1000.
You will find the 750 will be all you want (and need) in a bike for now, and several years to come.
I am talking of the current model, not the one in Europe that was called GSR750.
The 750 only come's as a Naked though.

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In terms of wind, depends on your height and gear. If you are shorter, you'll likely lean into the wind better. Also, I notice a lot more drag when wearing the poofy 4 season tourmaster jacket than my leather jacket, which you'll start to notice starting at around 70mph. There are some effective windscreen options available.

Regarding buying the 1000 after a 400, it's your money but I would highly recommend getting a test ride first at the very least. No facts to back this up but I'd guess that buyer's remorse starts to really kick in once you start to venture into literbike territory, experienced rider or not. I don't think it's for everyone.

Some things to keep in mind, 600s (I'm guessing 750s as well) are pretty tame below 6000rpm before you get into the powerband. This 1000 is in the powerband everywhere in the rev range, and gets even nuttier after 7000rpm. That's a huge leap from a 400 and requires much more throttle finesse to keep you from bucking like a wild bronco.

Also, carrying an extra 100lbs of weight is no joke either. Not too terrible if you're a taller guy, but can make slow speed handling more challenging.

400 power and weight is really a confidence inspiring type of fun. 1000 power is more of a scare you silly type of fun.

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I have the F, and the freeway is not a problem. Handles like a dream. Super stable at speed and even passing 18 wheelers in the wind is not a problem.. You're gonna love it!!!
 

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Also, carrying an extra 100lbs of weight is no joke either. Not too terrible if you're a taller guy, but can make slow speed handling more challenging.
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Hi Dave,
Is that extra 100 lbs, all your's ? :crying:
Those Pie Shop's touring breaks with the extra big blueberry muffin ? ;)>:D

Rob.
 

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All bikes will be affected in heavy wind, especially crosswinds.
The GSX is heavier than a ninja 400, larger tyres (more contact with the road) and sturdier suspension.
Still seems like a strange selection criteria when purchasing a new bike.
Nevertheless, i'd bank on a GSX-S handling winds and speed far better than a ninja 400.
If you are riding highways frequently i would consider the F model, it will definitely fair better ;)
 

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Take the advice above to got to a 750GSXS first, and take your time; you don't have sufficient experience for the GSXS1000, baby steps, ok, these things are lethal unless you have the experience
 

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Take the advice above to got to a 750GSXS first, and take your time; you don't have sufficient experience for the GSXS1000, baby steps, ok, these things are lethal unless you have the experience
Potentially but who are we to judge. I went from a gs500 turtle to a tuned sv1000s and was riding the **** off it in a couple of weeks. If anything a powerful bike is a humbling experience and a lesson in throttle control. I'm not a fan of half measures 😉
 

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As an Owner of both, the 750 has a really creamy smooth and vibration free engine and chassis. None here can say that of a stock 1000.
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Rob.
Crap. I KNEW I should have gotten the 750, but I didn't like the lack of adjustability on the 750's suspension. And I didn't realize I would need a new shock on the 1000.

Which bike did you buy first? And what made you buy the other one afterward?
 

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remember when i started riding no licence
,..would take my friends honda 750 gold flake with extended forks for short rides....if that didnt kill me i knew nothing would...im a believer its the weight of the bike and not the power thats gives beginners the most problem.....going from a 400 to a 1000 first thing i would of done was make sure i was straight, nobody around and bring that baby up to redline..id probably chop that throttle way before red line and say .. this is what its all about...that first time feeling is enough to sink into your head to be careful ..and that feeling is what makes you want to ride every day......thinking about it now i dont redline enough
 

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Mate if you get the 1000 just take it easy I’m sure you will be ok and don’t be tempted to
Give it the berries in a built up area.
My son went from a GS500 to a 05 R1 and I was really worried about him but he is still here to tell
the tail so be careful.
It’s funny when I think back to when I was a young fella, To get your riders permit you just filled
out a form then answer 3 questions then go buy the biggest bike you could afford with no
Idea of how to ride LOL..
Anyhow all the best with your decision:)
 

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Crap. I KNEW I should have gotten the 750, but I didn't like the lack of adjustability on the 750's suspension. And I didn't realize I would need a new shock on the 1000.

Which bike did you buy first? And what made you buy the other one afterward?
Hi Verbatim,
Why did I buy the other one afterwards ? = Because I just felt like it, that's why. I could have bought anything out there on the Market, but had a sweet spot for the 1000.

My Mission Statement in life: ' To make as many NEW bikes Second Hand as possible'. I've had 2 low mileage used one's many years back, but no person is perfect.

I've being buying and on selling my bikes for many years, so it's not a linear CC capacity rise ever upwards like you may imagine.
I am already looking forward to this recent GSX-S1000's ultimate replacement in 2020. There's so so many to sample out there before I hang up the boot's, and so little time.

Before the present 1000, it was the 750, before that in descending order 2018 V Strom 1000, 2016 VRF1200F, 2016 GSX-S1000, 650 Gladius, GSX650F, GSX-R1000, GSX-R750, Bandit 1250 by 3,
SV1000 by 2, VFR800's by 2, RGV250, Honda Blackbird by 2,Yamaha SRV250,
(and those that I've lost count of a few over the last 40 years) down to starting to the 1972 Suzuki 125 dual sport trail bike that was No 1.

Sometimes 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 in the shed at the one time. But of lately, I've realised my perfect keeper Bike, it's the ??????
It's my stationary exercise Bike, I bought it 45 years ago and still has a genuine 600 miles on the clock and original rubber and chain.

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Hello everyone, I am happy to be here with you, the right place I should be.
First of all, I am a beginner biker, I am riding ninja 400 2018, it's the first bike. But I feel something uncomfortable with it (vibration, sound and power). Especially vibration. They said it's normal for all twins engine. So I am planning to get next step up to gsxs1000. It's a different line I know, but I loved all YouTube vid about it. Sounds power.. etc. any inline 4 will run smoother than a twin in any configuration
But, the only question I need the answer is:
What about wind effect, especially +60mh?? if going from a faired bike to a naked, wind blast will have a very different affect on you.
I live in a windy coast city. It's very normal to be windy between ( 7mh to 25mh) mostly.
Is it a right idea to get a naked bike? that depends on what type of riding you will be doing. these bikes are designed to be street fighters. minimal storage, minimal protection from the elements, minimal comforts. grip it and bomb around the city hard and the occasional day trip. if you are looking to take long trips, i would recommend an older bandit or an sv650 (1000 if you think you can keep the front wheel below 12 o'clock.)

The last question is:
I heard a biker (tuber), said: gsxs1000 is not for highway, u may lose a bike control. is ti right? yes and no. If you dont know how to react and handle wind blast correctly, anyone can lose control on any bike. That being said, and i can only compare to my GSXR750 and GSXR1000. compared to those two, the GSXS1000 is super nimble, but is very unstable at highway speeds (70+ MPH). Mainly due to three factors. 1. NO FAIRINGS - 2. NO STEERING DAMPER - 3. handlebars instead of clipons. My GSXR's lived solid as a rock at 80-90 Mph with one hand on the bars while i stretched out off the side of the bike and ate up any bumps or wind coming at me. the GSXS1000 will translate any imperfection through the handlebars and into your body and give you an uneasy feeling as you correct every imperfection. That and i find myself going 15-20 mph slower than i used to comfortably cruise on the highway with my GSXR's just due to the fact that it feels like i have to work harder to keep it at the speeds i was used to. That being said, i am very happy i sold my 2012 GSXR1000 and bought the GSXS. however, i wouldnt reccomend buying this if you are coming off of a 2 banger 400cc. There is much more torque and with how easy it is to "have fun" with this bike, it can become dangerous in the hands of an unskilled rider, especially over the 8-9000 rpm mark. I would suggest buying an L series GSXR750. I regret selling that bike every day. it has the torque over the 600 and still has enough power to keep you humble. anyone who says a 750 is too small for them is lying to themselves.
 
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