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Old 06-29-2007, 01:43 PM   #1
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GSX650F

body style looks kind of like a GS500f, except looks like its an inline 4, with some extra cc's, clip on's, etc. may not look like a whole lot, but to me its 9879987 better an offering from suzuki than the kanatuna...

and it may well smash the SV's in peformance. what do yall think? could be a decent a trackday bike?

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Old 06-29-2007, 01:45 PM   #2
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looks like a way better machine than the GS500.

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where did they get the 500 from? 656 is way bigger!
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its not 500. i just said the body looks like the gs500. its called gsx650f
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its not 500. i just said the body looks like the gs500. its called gsx650f

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thats my bad, i dont read so good. :laughing6


still pretty wicked though.
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think you'd be able to move the clip ons below the triple tree to lean the rider over the tank more and give it a more aggressive riding position for the track?
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not bad, would like to see one up close.
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think you'd be able to move the clip ons below the triple tree to lean the rider over the tank more and give it a more aggressive riding position for the track?
maybe. ive seen some cool tricks people have done for the gs500's. instead of clipons, they use bars with the regular risers, then instead of pointing the bars up, you point them forward. might have some clearance issues with the front fairing, might even need race body work with that in mind.
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i think the best thing about the bike is it gives entry to intermediate riders a better option from suzuki. before it was gs500, which alot of people frown on because its not incredibly sporty, and your next option is a gsxr600, which is a little more pucker factor than some riders think they are ready for. i bet peformance wise, its like a tuned down version of a gsxr600.
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i think the best thing about the bike is it gives entry to intermediate riders a better option from suzuki. before it was gs500, which alot of people frown on because its not incredibly sporty, and your next option is a gsxr600, which is a little more pucker factor than some riders think they are ready for. i bet peformance wise, its like a tuned down version of a gsxr600.
I agree, something more midrange is a good idea.
Doesnt europe have a naked Suzuki 600 thats a detuned gsxr600 engine?
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don't think it would be fit for a "trackday bike".....seating position still looks to be a "touring bike". which is made for comfort more than sport.

WAY better than the gs500 in my opinion though. is it replacing the gs500? or just another addition to the family?
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I just saw that too the other day on their website. It looks like a GS 500 with the 04-05 gsxr front headlight.
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fuel injected
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updated look

but seems like it has a steel truss frame cuz the dry weight is 475lbs,
still i like it, and im sure there will be clip-ons for the race posture

how much does an SV650 weigh??
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so ... should I wait to see if this is going to be my "upgrade" bike? Any thoughts on when this will be available? Sure does look nice.
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I wonder how the suspension will handle the bigger engine. It doesn't look like it has much adjustment to it.
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hmmm.......still the power deilvery of an I-4......

very upright seating pos.

very similar lookin to the kawi 650
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thats basically a new katana. oh yea chris24 suzuki did have other bikes in between a gs 500 and gsxr 600. they had the canoftuna and the sv

i think the sv will still smoke it around the racetrack
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can of tuna doesnt count.
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its faster than a gs 500 and slower than an sv which is slower than the gsxr600. so basically if you went with nothing but suzukis you would have a bike for every skill level

yammys dont have that option
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