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Old 05-24-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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What is the point

in buying a GSXR 750 as opposed to a 600 or literbike?

Just curious, growing up the suzukis were my favourite, but now with the horrible image problem they have I doubt i'd get one unless it's the 750 since its the only one in that class.


edit: Ducati 848 is same sorta class i guess

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Old 05-24-2011, 01:32 PM   #2
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just a middle weight. back in the day the middle weight class was popular. that is kinda fallen by the wayside and zuki continues on.
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in buying a GSXR 750 as opposed to a 600 or literbike?

Just curious, growing up the suzukis were my favourite, but now with the horrible image problem they have I doubt i'd get one unless it's the 750 since its the only one in that class.


edit: Ducati 848 is same sorta class i guess
The 750 is one of those oddballs that can run with either class - the 600s or the liters. Its light enough that a good rider can keep up with the 600s in the twisties and then stomp on them in the straights - powerful enough that the literbikes dont put enough distance on it in the straights that it cant gain it back in the corners.

In other words - a good all around street bike.
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You're an idiot if you choose the make based on a perceived image problem. Get a Prius. Their image is outstanding.
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You're an idiot if you choose the make based on a perceived image problem. Get a Prius. Their image is outstanding.
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Little torquier than a 600, but less insanity than a litre. Makes a great sportbike.
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They are great bikes. But its the brand that idiots buy just for the sake of having a sport bike.

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I would rather be unassociated with people like this.
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They are great bikes. But its the brand that idiots buy just for the sake of having a sport bike.

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I would rather be unassociated with people like this.
There are schmucks riding every kind of bike. Its hilarious to me that you will let people who pick a bike just because of its image deter you from buying a bike because...wait for it...you're worried about your image.
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They are great bikes. But its the brand that idiots buy just for the sake of having a sport bike.

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I would rather be unassociated with people like this.
You should stick with the 250 for sure. The 250 image is golden.
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There are schmucks riding every kind of bike. Its hilarious to me that you will let people who pick a bike just because of its image deter you from buying a bike because...wait for it...you're worried about your image.
Well this IS the guy who started a thread about not wearing a helmet on the seawall so he could "holla" at the girls while on the bike...
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Well this IS the guy who started a thread about not wearing a helmet on the seawall so he could "holla" at the girls while on the bike...
Oh ! You're right. His image is everything. Too bad he has no clue.
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They are great bikes. But its the brand that idiots buy just for the sake of having a sport bike.

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I would rather be unassociated with people like this.
Every brand has an image associated with it. I tend not to think of Suzuki as the brand idiots buy just to have a sportbike. I doubt many people view them that way.
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You should stick with the 250 for sure. The 250 image is golden.
Hey lets knock the guy who made an intelligent choice for a first bike.
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Hey lets knock the guy who made an intelligent choice for a first bike.
Says you. I feel my first 600 was an intelligent decision. There is that perception again.
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Every brand has an image associated with it. I tend not to think of Suzuki as the brand idiots buy just to have a sportbike. I doubt many people view them that way.
Not sure about that, the term sportbike usually brings a GSXR image to mind, for most people I think. But they originated it in 1986(?) so it makes sense.
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Hey lets knock the guy who made an intelligent choice for a first bike.
No, we're knockin you for blowing off an entire manufacturer because of your image of their customers.

Oh yeah - and for wanting to not wear a helmet on the seawall so you could holla at the girlies...
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Not sure about that, the term sportbike usually brings a GSXR image to mind, for most people I think. But they originated it in 1986(?) so it makes sense.
Maybe to YOU....

I tend to think of a Yamaha or a CBR.



If you're that concerned about image, you really need to go buy an HD...you'd fit right in with that crowd...
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Dude.. just get a 750.. Image problem? What?

All things even a 750 will outrun an 848 in a straight line, and handle every bit as good with a few cheap mods & someone who knows how to set up it.
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