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Old 06-19-2013, 11:44 PM   #1
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Who has a GSXR 750?

I'm about to pick up another bike, and the 2013 GSXR-750 is on the short list. However, having never ridden one, I'm reluctant to take the plunge. I had a 2002 GSXR 1000 and it had more than enough power. That being said, I've ridden a 2006 GSXR 600, and felt like that engine was way underpowered. I was wanting to see if anyone on here had one that they would allow me to ride briefly. To get a good comparison, I'm interested in riding the 2008 to present model. Obviously, a 2011 upward would be ideal for a direct comparison.

The other bike on the shortlist is a 2007-2008 CBR 600RR. Having already owned that model, I know what I'd be getting myself into. If anyone owns both, or has spent a significant amount of seat time on both that can offer a comparison, it be appreciated. Also, I'm not interested in a newer CBR because of the ecu changes. I realize, I could switch out the ecu, etc., but I am also partial to the graphics on those particular model years. Thanks
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:10 AM   #2
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Price point on an 07-08 CBR600 and a 2013 GSXR750 I can imagine is huge! I've ridden (err crashed) the 08 GSXR750 and really liked it. The power is nothing like a GSXR1000 but it pulls hard. I've not ridden a CBR on track but from what I understand the power is very linear and usable. But it's a 600.
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Price point on an 07-08 CBR600 and a 2013 GSXR750 I can imagine is huge! I've ridden (err crashed) the 08 GSXR750 and really liked it. The power is nothing like a GSXR1000 but it pulls hard. I've not ridden a CBR on track but from what I understand the power is very linear and usable. But it's a 600.
It is a 600, but the power to weight ratio is pretty good on the bike. 397 pounds with fuel, 106hp and 45lbs-ft of torque. Compared to the 2013 GSXR 750 425 pounds with fuel, 126 hp and 55lbs-ft of torque. The GSXR has a slipper clutch, which the CBR doesn't. Not sure how big of a benefit it is, but the GSXR also has big piston forks. The price difference between the two is about double. Personally, trying to save money up front has always ended up costlier for me in the long run. That's why I'd like to ride the 750 to see if I actually prefer it over the CBR.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:48 AM   #4
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We have an '02 and its a great bike, no doubt less powerful than the newer models, though. They used to call it the "perfect" sport bike. The only reason for its existence, however, is AMA homologation rules. Many years ago the biggest I4 bike allowed in AMA super bike racing was a 750cc. Twins were allowed 1000ccs - that's why honda's RC 51 and the Ducati twins were so popular and competitive. When the rules were changed to allow 1000cc I4s the 750 stuck around as a well balanced piece of nostalgia.

As a track bike it's great, but if I were going to get a 120+ HP street bike I'd probably just go ahead and get a 1000 for all of the extra torque.
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I'm about to pick up another bike, and the 2013 GSXR-750 is on the short list. However, having never ridden one, I'm reluctant to take the plunge. I had a 2002 GSXR 1000 and it had more than enough power. That being said, I've ridden a 2006 GSXR 600, and felt like that engine was way underpowered. I was wanting to see if anyone on here had one that they would allow me to ride briefly. To get a good comparison, I'm interested in riding the 2008 to present model. Obviously, a 2011 upward would be ideal for a direct comparison.

The other bike on the shortlist is a 2007-2008 CBR 600RR. Having already owned that model, I know what I'd be getting myself into. If anyone owns both, or has spent a significant amount of seat time on both that can offer a comparison, it be appreciated. Also, I'm not interested in a newer CBR because of the ecu changes. I realize, I could switch out the ecu, etc., but I am also partial to the graphics on those particular model years. Thanks
If a '06 gsxr 600 was "way underpowered" the CBR isn't going to be any better. The current 750 makes almost as much HP as the old '02 1000, but not as much torque. So it too will probably feel "way underpowered."

I question anyone who can find any modern 600 bike "way underpowered."
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If a '06 gsxr 600 was "way underpowered" the CBR isn't going to be any better. The current 750 makes almost as much HP as the old '02 1000, but not as much torque. So it too will probably feel "way underpowered."

I question anyone who can find any modern 600 bike "way underpowered."
Question all you want. Not really looking for a match here. If you read my original post, I said that I already owned the CBR for a few years. For me, it definitely is a better bike in terms of power than the same year GSXR or R-6 for that matter. The power of that bike was also better than the two 636 Ninjas(03' & 06') that I had. Granted the R-6 had better peak hp, unfortunately it was concentrated in the very upper rpm band, which made it an anemic streetbike. The CBR had actual usable midrange power that the R-6 or GSXR lacked. That combined with Honda reliability made it a great bike. The 02' GSXR 1000 had about 20hp on a current 750, as well as more torque.I'm really looking for people with first hand experience on the matter.
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Question all you want. Not really looking for a match here. If you read my original post, I said that I already owned the CBR for a few years. For me, it definitely is a better bike in terms of power than the same year GSXR or R-6 for that matter. The power of that bike was also better than the two 636 Ninjas(03' & 06') that I had. Granted the R-6 had better peak hp, unfortunately it was concentrated in the very upper rpm band, which made it an anemic streetbike. The CBR had actual usable midrange power that the R-6 or GSXR lacked. That combined with Honda reliability made it a great bike. The 02' GSXR 1000 had about 20hp on a current 750, as well as more torque.I'm really looking for people with first hand experience on the matter.
I do have first hand experience. I've owned or ridden most of the bikes you're talking about. However, I'm not sure we can have a discussion using common ground as I find it incredulous that you thought the CBR600 had more midrange than the '06 636.
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I do have first hand experience. I've owned or ridden most of the bikes you're talking about. However, I'm not sure we can have a discussion using common ground as I find it incredulous that you thought the CBR600 had more midrange than the '06 636.
The only two in question were the 07-08 CBR 600RR and the 08-present GSXR-750. If you have extensive seat time on both, I'm all ears.
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