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Old 04-10-2007, 09:05 PM   #1
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Needing Info on Bikes

I am trying to decide between the Suzuki GSX-R750 and the Suzuki Katana 750...
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:06 PM   #2
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.................just dont get the katana.
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:07 PM   #3
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how long have you been riding for?? i dont think a gixxer 750 would be a good starter bike but nways, gixxer looks better and will have better performance............someone else will fill the rest.
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:17 PM   #4
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The Katana would be a good starter bike if you're ADAMANT on getting a crotch rocket. It really all boils down to how much riding experience you have. The GSXR 750 is a heckuva bigger bike than the Katana. I'm not talking size either. The GSXR really doesn't belong on the street. That's a race bike. A mildly tuned racebike!

You really need to sit on both of them too. Comfort is everything for me. I'd love to own a GSXR but I've always stuck to the semi naked sportsbikes such as the Bandit 1200 and ZRX1200. Now I just purchased a Ducati 999 a few months ago and it's by far the best bike I own. I love it. I love it so much that I put it in my danged living room (no kidding!!). But do I ride it as much? No. I found myself starting to drive my car a whole lot more. Why? The Ducati has an extreme riding position that just is useless on the street. It hurts my shoulder. It's a little hard on my wrists. I get tired quicker over longer rides.

If you're a beginner, buy the Honda Rebel and deal with the rookie jokes for a year. After that, you can buy whatever bike you want and squash those people who've picked on you over the course of that year. That's my advice and I'm sticking to it.

If you're stubborn like most people, I guess my vote goes for the Katana. It's not a bad starter bike. If you're experienced, then I have to go with riding position. Sit on the GIXXER and decide. Put your feet up on the pegs. Comfort is everything. Especially the older you get.
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:31 PM   #5
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:32 PM   #6
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dont get the katana and if ur just startin out dont get the gixxer either
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:32 PM   #7
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i have a gsxr 600. other than the displacement, its teh exact same bike as the 750. i love this bike. as iwth any sportibike, if youre new to it, your wrists and palms will hurt until you learn how to adjust your weight and riding position. ive only been riding for about five months now. but after only a month or two of riding, i was going on five hour rides with no problem.

are you sure those two bikes are your only options?
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:34 PM   #8
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the kat will get old fast
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:35 PM   #9
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the kat will get old fast
not to mention it is ugly as sin
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:38 PM   #10
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buy the gsxr750 kan-tuna's SUCK
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:42 PM   #11
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NO Katana
they have no power, but yet the power they have is still more than the suspension can handle. and as already stated they are ugly as sin.
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if its your first bike buy a used ninja 250.
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:39 PM   #13
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the good- MSF course. go take it. take it soon. take it before you do anything else or make any other decisions.

the bad-the gixxer 600 is plenty more bike than you need, son. im not telling you to shoot a .22, but you can well but that .357 back on the shelf.

the ugly- the katana IS the ugly.

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Old 04-10-2007, 10:41 PM   #14
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take the MSF

the kat is more then enough bike for a noob, and prolly more bike then most the people who've posted before me.

it's a first bike, not your last.

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if its your first bike buy a used ninja 250.
Exactly. Then when you go to get you a brand new 600 ss bike you'll have mad experience and you won't be prone to dropping it as easily.
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NO KAN-A-TUNA, NO KAN-A-TUNA.....Please don't get the Katana or u will be severely punished when u go 2 a PP. :laughing6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kingbigdaddie
I am trying to decide between the Suzuki GSX-R750 and the Suzuki Katana 750...
I need the good, bad and the ugly...

Holla Back...

What are you coming off of? If you're a novice you might want to start off with something other than the GSXR750. Maybe a 600, probably be better off starting on a 500 or maybe even a 250.

If you have ridden before go for the GSXR750, don't buy the Katana....


And definately absolutely positively take the MSF course if you haven't already
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750 is a monster and the katana is a dog(no offense to owners). First bike get something older and smaller (250', 500's, maybe 600's). CNR F3's are good bikes imo
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I personally don't get off into that starter bike idea. My 1st bike WAS THE '02 GSXR 750 and I had never even rode anything close to a bicycle b4 that, and I managed quite fine not 2 kill myself.

Take the MSF, and get whatever ur gonna be cool on for the next 2-3 yrs, my bet it's the GSXR 750. There isn't much difference between bikes, 2 me that is, except for on the higher end, which u won't be seeing for a little while anyway.

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Quote:
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750 is a monster and the katana is a dog(no offense to owners). First bike get something older and smaller (250', 500's, maybe 600's). CNR F3's are good bikes imo

+1 million....my thoughts exactly.
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