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Old 04-07-2011, 05:08 PM   #1
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Seeking advice on what 1000 to buy

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I'm in the market for a 'new' 1000 to buy and was trying to get some feedback regarding what kind to get. Ive had an R6 and an R1. I really liked my 07 R1, but it had some issues with throttle response, so I called Yamaha because there had been a recall on the ECU's of some of the 07's. Anyway, I'm leaning towards another R1 and considering a gixxer, but I get alot of different opinions regarding what manufacturer to buy. So, please let me know your experiences with your bikes....throttle response, agility, low/top end, other well known issues....whatever. Please include the year of the bike that your speaking of. Thanks for your input.

BTW I'm looking to spend around $5-6500 on the bike.
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:17 PM   #2
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I love my 2008 gsxr1000. The 07 and 08 are the same. Power delivery is smooth and used parts are plentiful.
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:19 PM   #3
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You can find 08-09 ZX-10R's all day for the topside of your price range and speaking from exp. they are beasts.
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:34 PM   #4
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Jeff, get a gixxer 1000.... the 05-06 models are great all around bikes, strong midrange power and much stronger up top then the 01-04s. the 07-08s have even MORE top end power then the 05-06s but they are a bit weaker in the low to midrange......(But still stronger in the midrange then your 07 R1 was so.....)...You can get an 05-06 for $6k, then throw a pipe and power commander on it, get it mapped and it will make 162-165rwhp...thats enough to keep you busy for a while..

You really cant go wrong with a Gixxer 1000.... The ONLY downside to them is EVERYONE has them and they all look the same....can't tell the difference from a 600 to a 1000 if you see one riding down the road..... I do prefer the look of the R1s, (particularly the 04 in candy red or the 06 black raven) to the gix1ks though....

Not to mention the aftermarket is HUGE for Gix1ks

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Old 04-07-2011, 06:31 PM   #6
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Glad you brought this to the forum Jeff! Kinda interested in the responses you are going to get.

You already know my answer ....... Honda all the way!!
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:35 PM   #7
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I hate the R1 and the R6. I have ridden several years of both. I cant stand how much you have to apply to the Yamaha to get some power out of it. I dont think they can take the beating a GSXR can. It's my opinion that you go with the GSXR. You find out later that you want more you 1070 it or hit it with a little dope.
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:32 PM   #9
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Having owned and ridden the out of an 06 1000rr, 08 1000rr, 08 ZX10R and an 08 GSXR 1000, I can tell you without a doubt the GSXR is going to be the most satisfying and affordable. That's if you really wanna ride the thing hard. Wanna hang out at gas stations and coffee houses then get something unique.
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Having owned and ridden the out of an 06 1000rr, 08 1000rr, 08 ZX10R and an 08 GSXR 1000, I can tell you without a doubt the GSXR is going to be the most satisfying and affordable. That's if you really wanna ride the thing hard. Wanna hang out at gas stations and coffee houses then get something unique.

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I agree, get the Gix 1000. "07/'08 can't go wrong, and as Brandt says, parts are a plenty.

BTW, I know where there are some '08s for sale....
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:55 PM   #14
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I'm going to be odd man out and say ZX10; lighter, faster and better handling stock than a GSXR, and at least for me, more comfortable.
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