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Old 02-21-2007, 02:26 PM   #1
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I finished school last semester and as the weather warms up, I think I've got the bike bug again. (happens every spring) Over the last 8 years, I've owned a 1989 Yamaha FZR400, 2001 Yamaha R6, and a 2001 Honda 929rr. I loved the handling of the R6, but wished it had more power on the street trying to keep up with my friends during full throttle blasts on their liter bikes. I enjoyed the torque of the 929rr, but found myself always thinking that it should be faster and more powerful for the size of the engine when compared to my R6. I found a pretty good deal recently on a new 2007 Gsx-r750, and then found a 2005 Gsx-r1000 with 4K miles for the same price. I haven't had the opportunity to ride either bike yet, and have only ridden a 2002 Gsx-r1000 (and that was several years ago). I enjoy getting in the twisties but only manage to get into them a couple times a month. I also want a bike that has the power to throttle up a wheelie in 2nd without having to bounce the front or chop the throttle. (even the 929rr with stock gearing seemed to struggle) FYI, I'm a relatively small guy at 5'10" and 155 lbs. I like the idea of getting a new 750 at the same price as a used 1000, but don't want to end up feeling like I want more out of it a month later. Either way, any information about either of these bikes would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:27 PM   #2
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GSX-R 750, Best balance of power and useability for the street in my opinion.
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:28 PM   #4
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I was in kinda the same boat was riding my buddies cbr 600 for about a year, when i bought my own bike i got the 1000rr cause i wanted more power for wheelies and such. Now im wanting somethin that i can stunt cause i relize it more fun to wheelie going 15mph than doin 70 on the freeway. I have rode the gsxr 1000 and i liked it but myself i wish i would have got a better bike for stuntin. Plus i got 3 tickets in one stop for tryin to wheelie on the freeway and another 1 for speeding later, lol had my try on the freeway now i wanna try the lots sometime soon. Hope that helps alittle :icon_bigg
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:40 PM   #6
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I love my 750! Great handling bike with plenty of power. Stay in the revs you will not have trouble keeping up with your buddies.
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750 will do just fine
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GSX-R 750, Best balance of power and useability for the street in my opinion.
I'm curious as to whether the engine feels closer to the 600 or the 1000. Numerically it's closer to the 600, but does it feel that way? Like I said above, I always wished the 929rr had more, and I'm not sure if the Gsx-r750 is more potent. It is constantly referred to as the Giant Killer.
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They are all fast. Get a 600 and do some trackdays
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If you want to throttle up a wheelie get the 1k. If you want to clutch it up get the 750. Both are good bikes but the 1k wheelies very easy in 2nd with throttle. But an 07 750 for the same price sounds pretty dang good.

What price is that btw?
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IMO the new 750 is the best sportbike for street or track period . ____
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I have a friend with a 750, keep in mind he has some engine work done, but I cant keep up with him once we hit 3rd! And I have yet to hear one bad thing about them.
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359Lbs/150hp may not have the 185hp the new 1k's have but still plenty to get your in trouble .... quickly
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I'm curious as to whether the engine feels closer to the 600 or the 1000. Numerically it's closer to the 600, but does it feel that way? Like I said above, I always wished the 929rr had more, and I'm not sure if the Gsx-r750 is more potent. It is constantly referred to as the Giant Killer.
An 07 750 is going to be a whole new world compared to a 929.
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An 07 750 is going to be a whole new world compared to a 929.
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same horsepower as a 929, but a little lighter, and a bit more nimble! It's a champ!
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"CBR929RR produces more than 150 bhp at 11,500 rpm and weighs a feathery 379 pounds dry" and is 7 years older technology as well
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I've only taken a short ride on a 929 and seemed to have plenty of power but the center of gravity felt higher and thus turn ins felt slower and required more effort than the K6 750. ----deja vu--- weird
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If you want to throttle up a wheelie get the 1k. If you want to clutch it up get the 750. Both are good bikes but the 1k wheelies very easy in 2nd with throttle. But an 07 750 for the same price sounds pretty dang good.

What price is that btw?
It's not completely settled, but I'm trying to get them to agree to $8500 OTD-Cash. They may not accept the offer and it will end up costing me a little extra for the 750, but for purposes of this conversation, let's just say they're the same price.
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