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01-25-2005, 04:55 PM #1
Help me pic a new bike
Ok this friday im going to buy a new bike . My choices are the from the Big Four , its gotta be a liter bike , the choices i have are between the supersport bikes or the sport/naked bikes . Maybe some of you have experiance with them , just asking opinions . Im leaning toward the R1 , ZX10 or the FZ1 but i know the FZ1 would be alot more comfortable for riding longer than 5 minutes as would all the naked bikes compared to the supersports . So im trying to weigh out looks/comfort/performance
Honda: CBR1000RR - price - $10999.00
Kawasaki: ZX-10R - price - $10999.00
Yamaha: YZF-R1 - price - $10999.00
Suzuki: GSXR 1000 - price - $10849.00
Honda: 919 - price - $8099.00
Kawasaki: ZRX1200 or Z1000 - price - $7999.00 - price - $8499.00
Yamaha: FZ1 - price - $8599.00
Suzuki: Bandit 1200 - price - $6999.00
Pics of the bikes they are in order from the above list :
Last edited by mitch428cj; 01-25-2005 at 05:00 PM.
01-25-2005, 04:56 PM #2
Rest of em
01-25-2005, 04:59 PM #3
dunno much about bikes except that all the people I see in my emergency room from bike accidents dont usually make it. But # 3 & 4 look very cool
01-25-2005, 07:10 PM #4
r1 is the shiznit! plus i am biased!
01-25-2005, 07:27 PM #5
I hate you.. I have to wait till im done school .... Def R1 dude.. however they have been having problems with the exhaust coming up under the seat.. I would actually suggest holding off till next year.. big changes happening next year!! But I dunno r1 or gsxr
01-25-2005, 07:28 PM #6
No honda either man?
01-25-2005, 07:35 PM #7Anabolic Member
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01-25-2005, 08:04 PM #8
Bro this is my thing.
Get the zx10r. That bike almost keeps up with my busa.. And that bike will kick my r1's azz. You would be shocked to see that thing run.. I love it.. I can stunt on that thing like crazy.. 3rg gear wheelies at 30mph. Just baaaadddddd..
01-25-2005, 08:05 PM #9New Member
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the GSXR rules
best out of the box! F the other sissy crap!!!!! lol!!!!
for real....the gsxr is a bad ass bike all around. be safe whatever you get and stay away from that nekkid looking junk!
01-25-2005, 09:08 PM #10
the new CBRs are really nice..
01-25-2005, 09:36 PM #11
Even though I love my R6 and the R1 is even better, I'd have to go with the gixxer simply bc of the word on the street being the the GSXR1000 beats everything else in it's class.
My top 3:
01-25-2005, 09:47 PM #12
The R1 is a superior bike to all but the Suzuki Hayabusa.
01-25-2005, 11:19 PM #13Owner
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my boy just bought the R1 and said the ride sucks azz. He had a GSXR 750 (as well as me) and we both loved them.
01-25-2005, 11:26 PM #14
I want an FZ1...very similar to the R1, but I like the stance better personally
01-25-2005, 11:30 PM #15LORDBLiTZ Guest
Get the ZX-10. It's got sic power!
01-26-2005, 06:23 AM #16
I like the R6 better personally over all those bikes. But it definatly isnt a better bike.
01-26-2005, 06:30 AM #17
Anyone like the Aprilla's? Supposed to have the best handling out there
01-26-2005, 06:31 AM #18Originally Posted by needmorestrength
01-26-2005, 06:32 AM #19
How bout a good ol Mongoose with pegs???
01-26-2005, 10:15 AM #20
ARRRRRR to tha ONE!
R1 BABY, no question.
01-26-2005, 10:22 AM #21Registered User
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Ducati Monster S4R - Looks the mutts nutts and it rocks (plus it's not a jap bike)
Apart from that I'd probably take the R1 - This years model is looking really sharp with the exhaust tucked under the seat.
01-26-2005, 11:09 AM #22
Wheres the harley?
01-26-2005, 11:13 AM #23
I have a 2004 R1....can't go wrong IMO. Fuggin fast and b-e-a-utiful!
01-26-2005, 11:14 AM #24
how bout a nice italian ducati 999R now thats a bike or their monster bikes
01-26-2005, 11:15 AM #25
Oh, I forgot to ask...how long have you been riding? Please don't buy one of the new litre bikes if you've never owned a bike. I've been riding / racing motorcycles since I was 6 and mine is still too much to handle some times. No sh*t bro.
01-26-2005, 11:15 AM #26
GSXR nuff said....
01-26-2005, 11:16 AM #27Originally Posted by Full Intensity
01-26-2005, 11:21 AM #28
Dont know much about bikes but all my friends are big into them.... they all say GSXR's are the best!!!
01-26-2005, 12:27 PM #29Originally Posted by co2boi
01-26-2005, 01:21 PM #30Originally Posted by needmorestrength
Guess pasta isn't as combustible as rice
01-26-2005, 01:30 PM #31
i would go with the gsxr 1000 i love suzuki
01-26-2005, 01:35 PM #32Originally Posted by co2boi
01-26-2005, 02:17 PM #33
Appreciate all the comments bros just got back to checking my thread today been really busy . Ill be able to get any of these bikes cheaper than MSRP i just have to drive about 80 miles to a Motorsport outlet that sells them directly so you save some $ from buying them from a dealer , keep em comin , the new gixxer is very nice but why did they put that ugly exhaust on it ? Last year the Gixxer dominated the liter bike class but this year everybody got pissed and seems they redid their liter bikes , ive heard excellent things about performance coming from the ZX10R this year , then i seen a R1 and all i could say was beautiful
01-26-2005, 02:26 PM #34Originally Posted by needmorestrength
01-26-2005, 02:29 PM #35Originally Posted by co2boi
01-26-2005, 02:34 PM #36Originally Posted by mitch428cj
01-26-2005, 03:20 PM #37
yo bro gixxer'sr the best. I have a yellow and black gixxer6 myself and I love it.
01-26-2005, 04:47 PM #38
Personally I like the r1 based in its looks and its comfort is alright....
I would pick it based on reliability reports, how comfortable the bike is to you by sitting on it or riding one if you can, and by how you like the bikes looks....
Realistically, who cares what magazines or others say about their performance. MOST people can not even take those bikes to their peak performance.
Before I sold my F4i last summer, I used to ride with a CRAP load of people and one of my close friends had a 01 r6. He was still in Highschool and was able to outride and outstunt anyone who took him on, even if they were riding those 1000's. He obviously lost on straight away races, though.
Point is, I personally dont even look at what is said about performance, because all of them are amazing machines. Ill start caring about that once I enter the pro circuit, lol.
Good luck on choosing a bike, ur one lucky fcker.
01-26-2005, 04:50 PM #39
Green Machine Kawasaki. hondas suck.
01-26-2005, 05:13 PM #40Associate Member
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I would go with the ZX-10R or R1. Most average street riders wouldn't be able to tell the difference in the power of any of those bikes, they are all fast enough.
I personally think the R1 looks the best, but th 10R is a better bike, I also like the riding position better. The gixxer has been basicly unchanged except for the body style but still a great bike. I don't like the honda, I drove my friends and it just didn't feel right, it was fast as all hell, but I didn't like it, it didn't have that aggressive feel.
I have an 02' gixxer 750 that I moded out and it will hold it's own with most stock litre bikes, depending on the rider of course. I am gonna keep it for awhile I like it better than most bikes I've tested out but if I were gonna get a new one it would be the 10R.
Good Luck, Have Fun and Drive Safe!!
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