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In what ways is the gixxus better than the Speed Triple, just wanted to get some opinions. In another thread I posted about what bike to pick, some have mentioned that the fit and finish is better than the Speedy. Wanted to know what makes this bike so good.
 

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I owned a 2013 speed triple covering 12500 miles on it,then bought a gsx s1000 abs the Suzuki is better in every respect,lighter ,hadles very much nicer than the speed triple,far more flexable at lower speeds in higher gears,very good mpg at least 5 more mpg,my missis still has her speed triple we go for a run hers costs £2 more to fill up every time THE SUZUKI IS A FAR BETTER MACHINEIN EVERY RESPECT
 

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Cool thanks for the response, tricky are you having the same problem with the paint as everyone else
 

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No paint problems here, I think the finish and durability (so far) is very good for a mass production bike.
 

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Martin, you have the faired version correct? if so how is the wind protection on it and did you test ride the naked version as well, i've read some say the gsx-s1000f is basically an upright gixxer thou, your thoughts.
 

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Martin, you have the faired version correct? if so how is the wind protection on it and did you test ride the naked version as well, i've read some say the gsx-s1000f is basically an upright gixxer thou, your thoughts.
this i would like to know as well , if you have to take a quick blast down the motorway what is the wind protection like at 90 plus
 

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I came from a CB1000R and on the back of that 85+ wasn't tolerable for too long. I even changed my helmet because my Shoei XR1100 felt like it was moving in the wind blast.

I test rode the naked version and even though I didn't do any high speed cruising, I did see three figures on a few occasions and was impressed by how negligible the buffeting was.

The screen on the F is pretty effective, I can easily cruise at 90+ without any buffeting, but what is really apparent is how stable it is at that sort of speed. I read somewhere that it adds something like 20kgs of downforce at higher speeds and would say that it's very noticeable compared to the naked.

BTW, replaced my XR1100 with a Schuberth C3 pro.... what an awesome lid!
 

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BTW, replaced my XR1100 with a Schuberth C3 pro.... what an awesome lid!
The wind noise on my Shoei RF-1100 is ridiculously loud. Reviews on that Schuberth are pretty good. I'm after a really quiet helmet but they're not cheap!
 

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I use a Shark Speed-R extremely snug with a choice of cheek pad thickness available. I sometimes expect the helmet to move at high speeds and I sometimes tense up expecting it to move but it never does. According to the blurb it is designed for naked bikes and I would say it shows. It's a cracking lid for £300
 

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Stromer you should check out the Arai helmets as well. Lol now to get back on track, how well do you think the GSX-S1000 will stack up against the other super-naked bikes like the BMW S1000R, Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC, KTM 1290 Super Duke R and all the other super nakeds out there. If some have mentioned that the fit and finish is just as good if not better than the Speed triple then it would make sense that this bike could win best standard or any other awards. **** if this bike is as good as everybody says it is, it could very well win bike of the year due to it's price. A real bargain, anybody here ever test rode the Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC?
 

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ive ridden the bmw s1000r and the new tuono 1100, not a fan of the s1000r i think the bikes more of a gimmick than anything it does have an amazing engine though but thats not enough to entice me. The tuono however is an amazing bike the torque on that thing is insane, it is basically what they say it is...an RSV4 with straight bars with an upright seating position which is still more aggressive than most super nakeds, i especially like how you can customize the electronics independently, the TC has 8 stages the anti wheelie has 3 levels of sensitivity and is separate from the TC and ABS is also adjustable, what i wasnt so fond of was the ride modes Race, Sport and Track, all of which have no difference in power delivery only in throttle sensitivity it would make more sense if it had Rain, Road, Track but then again the tuono is more of a racing thoroughbred than a road bike imo which is why i much rather the GSX, it might not have the most advanced electronics but it works pretty well, it may not have the the most HP but its very much a SUPER naked but above all else its the bike im most comfortable on.
 

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I agree Jinxu, the BMW and the Aprilia are very nice bikes and very capable machines, what I get caught up on is the more electronics the more that can break down or not work. That's what I like about the GSX is it's simplicity even though it has TC it's not overly gimmicky, if that makes sense. I'm sure all those electronics on those bikes are great, but for me too much to worry about, I think Suzuki hit a real home run with this one.
 

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I was really looking forward to the DDC on the s1000r but sadly it was a let down, but to be fair I didn't really push the bikes capibility however I was told that I would feel the difference between soft and normal which I did not, maybe it was broken which wouldn't surprise me, the quickshifter does work but not as well as the tuono and also lacks feel, the heated grips on full power is as hot as Oxford ones on 50%, I do like the cruise control for that added lazy comfort bonus but the ride modes dictate what the level of TC and if you want to adjust it yourself you need to scroll through and fiddle around with the electronics I just couldn't be bothered with it in the end, I just want something simplistic and fun which sadly the Bmw is only half of
 
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