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Right about the 600 not being that fast in town until you get the upper power band. The 1000 though has a 2nd lower power band and the upper power band is crazy. Long gears too. I liked to hit the entrance ramp in 4th and open up the throttle...checking very carefully first. It's like a rocket once you hit 10000 rpms, but you will zip past 70 mph and find yourself at 110 very quickly...and you better be holding on when you open the throttle. I miss my liter Gixxer, but I don't trust myself to keep it under control. Mine had a slipper clutch but no traction control, abs, or modes, so whiskey throttle or flying off the back if you aren't ready for it, are real possibilities. The 600 is much more tame...has fast top speed though. I don't think anyone who rides a 300 would have any problem handling a 600....1000 maybe.
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After having a year of so much fun on my 300 I parted ways....

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Looks like your Ninja 300 had clip ons, and I am guessing rear sets. How does the Gixxer compare to that? Is it noticeably harder on your back, are you constantly hunched over?
Haha my legs feel better but the back does get stiffer.
You're more stretched out leaning more forward of course.


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Jeans sneakers and no gloves on a GSXR... I guess we know how this story ends lol
I gave my gloves away with the old bike. I actually bought new ones the day after I got the bike lol.
However yep, jeans and sneaker man hahaha.

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Very nice choice. Keep that GSXR in B-mode until you get used to her. Surprising power when you've got the whole engine working in A-mode. I do, however, think that the GSXR 600 is the smoothest ride out of all the middleweights. Daytona comes in a close second though.
I leave it in factory mode, it's neither A or B. Or I think that's called factory mode? Or neutral?
From my understand the difference in modes just regulates air flow and the fuel injectors but I have to read which mode does what haha.

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I just sold my 2015 Gixxer 600 and that replaced my 2011 Gixxer 1000. I love those bikes. Watch your speeding tickets though. I sold my 600 after getting a $575 fine and 4 points on my license. That's when the 300s started looking better to me. It is very hard to resist going for that burst of speed....and finding yourself going 90 mph. The digital speedo on the 1000 moved so fast you couldn't read the speed until you let off the throttle. Surprise...you're going 130 mph. Great fun though. I've always had great luck with Suzukis.
How fast were you going for that ticket?

Also, is the difference between a 1000 and a 600 a bigger difference than between a 600 and 300? (I'm talking feel-wise, obviously the engines aren't linear)







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Very nice choice. Keep that GSXR in B-mode until you get used to her. Surprising power when you've got the whole engine working in A-mode. I do, however, think that the GSXR 600 is the smoothest ride out of all the middleweights. Daytona comes in a close second though.
i was reading the daytona is easier to touch the ground because its more narrow it this true over the gsxr and other jap 600 bikes?
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i was reading the daytona is easier to touch the ground because its more narrow it this true over the gsxr and other jap 600 bikes?
It's all a matter of opinion. Complete package though? I would vote the GSXR. Beginner and vet friendly. If you can get over the looks of the cyclops eye up front...the suzuki is a complete bike. Research it and you will see what im talking about. Of course I'm referring to the 600 and 750 class. That liter class is a whole different story.

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It's all a matter of opinion. Complete package though? I would vote the GSXR. Beginner and vet friendly. If you can get over the looks of the cyclops eye up front...the suzuki is a complete bike. Research it and you will see what im talking about. Of course I'm referring to the 600 and 750 class. That liter class is a whole different story.
Thats the bike i really wanted to upgrade too the gsxr 600 and the Lights up front never bothered me. But after researching cbr600rr and zx6r im starting to like those even more than the gsxr lol.Im going to buy used dont think i would be able to get a new current model. Im looking at a 2007 zx6r a 2008 and 2012 cbr600rr and idk what year of gsxr to look for would you know which year gsxr would be best in regards to height and issues?
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It's all a matter of opinion. Complete package though? I would vote the GSXR. Beginner and vet friendly. If you can get over the looks of the cyclops eye up front...the suzuki is a complete bike. Research it and you will see what im talking about. Of course I'm referring to the 600 and 750 class. That liter class is a whole different story.
I would prefer a Cyclops eye over the assymetrical Kawasaki headlights, someone is always telling me my headlight is out and I have to explain its the high beam.

Out if the 600 class, is a gsxr gonna have the most aggressive riding position? I don't know whether to stick with kawi, or get an R6, cbr600rr, or gsxr600 for my next bike.

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