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Old 02-05-2003, 01:50 PM   #1
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2003 R1 vs GSXR 1000

Wich bike is better for street riding in your opinion?
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Old 02-05-2003, 01:57 PM   #2
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Re: 2003 R1 vs GSXR 1000

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Wich bike is better for street riding in your opinion?


I'm sure this will come off biased, well it is slightly. I would have to say the R1, for the track get a gixxer. I'm sure you'll find argumnets on both sides. I do beleive that the R1 is a better street machine, not to much power but better reliability.
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Old 02-05-2003, 02:54 PM   #3
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Old 02-05-2003, 03:30 PM   #4
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how man this vs this threads am I going to have to read?

Buy the one that looks better. Your not going to be able to use the power anyway.
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Old 02-05-2003, 09:10 PM   #6
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I'd say the Gixxer, but I'm a little biased.

I've tried the 99R1 and the 01R1, but not the 02+ model.

Believe it or not, I think the gixxer is more comfortable for highway use (better wind protection), but the R1 does look nice.

You can't go wrong with either. (get the gsxr)
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Old 02-05-2003, 10:26 PM   #7
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get which ever is more comfortable for you. sit on both of them.. and ride them around a bit, then decide. nobody can tell YOU which bike is better for YOU!
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Old 02-05-2003, 10:35 PM   #8
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I really love the styling of the new R1, as a matter of fact I think it's one of the best looking sportbikes on the market right now. Although I too am biased, being as I'm a diehard Suzuki fan. But Yamaha has always come second in my book.
Suzuki = Power, maneuverability.
Yamaha = Looks!
Like Steve said, get what you like better. I think if I had an ultimate choice of 03 R1 or 03 Gixxer1k I'd pick the R1. Just because I think it looks a hell of a lot better than the new Gixxer.[2]
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Old 02-06-2003, 06:59 AM   #9
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Where is the Honda in that list?
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Old 02-06-2003, 07:09 AM   #10
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Either are fine, but the R1 has that cool FI with the slides like a carburated bike. It's very, very smooth at low RPM. To me that's what makes it more streetable, but still, GSXR is king and if you want the king get the king :).
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Old 02-06-2003, 08:38 AM   #11
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I think the gixxer has "to much" power. I have been reading reviews and talking w/ people who rode the new gixxer 1000. The testers @ cycle world magazine were almost afraid to get back on it. Im not tryin to race anyone, I just want a cool bike with big potential. The one thing I don't like about the R1's is that the bike feels skinny. The gixxer has a bigger feel and is more comfortable but the R1 looks much better. Any news on the Kaw 636RR?
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Old 02-06-2003, 09:07 AM   #12
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Where is the Honda in that list?


Exactly!
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The one thing I don't like about the R1's is that the bike feels skinny. The gixxer has a bigger feel and is more comfortable but the R1 looks much better.



You come to appreciate the feel very quickly ...
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How long have you been riding? Thats my question. Both of them scare the *&^% out of me. Keep em I will stick to the potent 600's

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How long have you been riding? Thats my question. Both of them scare the *&^% out of me. Keep em I will stick to the potent 600's

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And you would be hard pressed to fault any of the current crop of 600 sportbikes ...
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