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View Poll Results: NUmber #1 Squid Bike?
GSXR (any) 175 84.54%
Yamaha R6 8 3.86%
Ninja Zx6 (or lower models) 13 6.28%
CBR 600 ish 4 1.93%
SV650 2 0.97%
Other 5 2.42%
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:08 PM   #61
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You dont want to know the things i get asked when im on my Triumph lol
You have piqued my curiosity...

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Old 09-11-2010, 12:48 AM   #62
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Why get something everybody has, a little to trendy for me, i like being different....no thanks to gixxer... every newbie has one.....
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I definitely think there has been a shift. I remember around 2001 or 2002 getting a ticket on my R6 and the ticket actually saying "blue ninja type motorcycle" in the make column. At that time ninja was way the accepted squid term. In the last 5 years or so there has been a huge swing toward GSXRs for some reason. Just like everyone else on here i can't count the times I've heard "yeah ima get me a gixxer"

Or "my buddy had a busa..."

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Old 09-11-2010, 07:37 AM   #64
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I definitely think there has been a shift. I remember around 2001 or 2002 getting a ticket on my R6 and the ticket actually saying "blue ninja type motorcycle" in the make column. At that time ninja was way the accepted squid term. In the last 5 years or so there has been a huge swing toward GSXRs for some reason. Just like everyone else on here i can't count the times I've heard "yeah ima get me a gixxer"

Or "my buddy had a busa..."

lol
My buddy DID have a busa!!! And grizzly adams DID have a beard.

But for sure it used to be ninja. More than anything i hear my buddy has a busa or im getting a busa. And their buddy more times than not has done 220+mph
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:28 AM   #65
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:10 PM   #66
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Yea, in Japan it is known as a GSX1300R I believe.
In Japan? Even here they are badged GSX1300R.. Some argue though that gixers are badge GSX-R and then the number.. vs GSX"the number"R

But the busa is a busa.. It's nick name is hayabusa.. The GSX-R's nick name is gixer....
Both good bikes.. Yes, became known when they WERE dominating the AMA.

Yea.. Love how EVERYTHING is either a Harley or a Gixer to the non knowing public though. You could probably pull up on a BMW and they KNOW what the BMW logo looks like and I bet there will be at least one person say "I didn't know that BMW made a gixer too." Or "I never saw a beemer gixer".. just sayin.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:15 PM   #67
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I definitely think there has been a shift. I remember around 2001 or 2002 getting a ticket on my R6 and the ticket actually saying "blue ninja type motorcycle" in the make column. At that time ninja was way the accepted squid term. In the last 5 years or so there has been a huge swing toward GSXRs for some reason. Just like everyone else on here i can't count the times I've heard "yeah ima get me a gixxer"

Or "my buddy had a busa..."

lol
Oh yea.. I always hear how someone had a busa and did over 220 on a stock 2004 or whatever.. (which is btw impossible as they were limited from 2001 and on for those of you that didn't get it)

I was on the busa forum the other day and some one was talking about how he was getting gas and someone told them how he use to own a busa.. he got it brand new from the dealership and it had a single sided swing arm and 300 tire.. STOCK! REALLY!.. Yea.. so you either owned a busa, or your b-f use to ride a gixer.. It use to be ninjas but that's when owning a Rodeo sport with soft top was cool too. (oops.. showing my age).
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:31 PM   #68
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So if my daughter's dog is named Busa and my son's dog is named Gixxer (all names determined with no input from Dad), does that make my family squids?

BTW, I have owned a GSXR...
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:05 PM   #69
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sadly, I miss the honda moniker "blackbird"... and wish that bike owned. it was sexy. busa is a frumpy bumpy potato, or jabba the hut. your choice.

whoever thought that "perigrine falcon" name coupled with smashed slug looks, would be a hit :/

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Old 09-24-2010, 12:50 PM   #70
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:34 PM   #71
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Think I read somewhere that the Hayabusa bird preys on the Blackbird.
Hence the name. The Hayabusa was supposedly the Blackbird killer.
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:37 PM   #72
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Think I read somewhere that the Hayabusa bird preys on the Blackbird.
Hence the name. The Hayabusa was supposedly the Blackbird killer.
YEAH i read about that while ago too! i thought it was really neat. back then there was a honda bike called the black bird (i think) which was the fastest bike back then and then suzuki came out with a bike that beat it and they named it the hayabusa. hayabusa is 'peregrine falcon' translated into japanese and in real life, the peregrine falcon preys on black birds.



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You have piqued my curiosity...

Please continue.
1 "why'd you get one of those bikes instead of a cruiser"
2 "what's triumph mean?"
3 "nice rice rocket"
4 "is that suzuki or honda?"
5 "is that as fast as a gsxr?"
6 "is that a 600?" (big 675 on both sides)
7 " yeah man, those bikes are fast"
8 "is that like a off-brand GSXR?"

...the list goes on
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8 "is that like a off-brand GSXR?"
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153 HATERS AND GROWING i wont continue beacuse you can never under estimate the power of HATERS in large #s....

i am not going to say that the poll is false though

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Old 09-24-2010, 10:25 PM   #77
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1 "why'd you get one of those bikes instead of a cruiser"
2 "what's triumph mean?"
3 "nice rice rocket"
4 "is that suzuki or honda?"
5 "is that as fast as a gsxr?"
6 "is that a 600?" (big 675 on both sides)
7 " yeah man, those bikes are fast"
8 "is that like a off-brand GSXR?"

...the list goes on

is that a ducatti?
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:27 PM   #78
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1 "why'd you get one of those bikes instead of a cruiser"
2 "what's triumph mean?"
3 "nice rice rocket"
4 "is that suzuki or honda?"
5 "is that as fast as a gsxr?"
6 "is that a 600?" (big 675 on both sides)
7 " yeah man, those bikes are fast"
8 "is that like a off-brand GSXR?"

...the list goes on
I always get "why'd you take all your plastics off?" or "Who makes Triumph?" or "Is that a Ducati" or "That's cool, a Ducati Triumph"
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you could have easily named this thread what is the most popular bike and the gsxr still would have won. They're easy to ride, fast, and good looking, what do you want?
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