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Old 04-08-2016, 11:29 PM   #1
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Looking for a light and nimble liter bike

I am trying to get into a 800-1000cc+ bike but the R1 and Honda 1000 look too bulky. Im a lightweight.

I used to have a ninja 650, if I could get something that size with inverted forks, brembos, 800cc-1000cc engine that would be ideal.

am I over looking my dream bike? Also looking to get something decently used, $3,000-$4,000ish or so

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I just did a quick Google search and wet weight for a ninja 650 is 465lbd and wet for a gsxr1000 is 423lbs. Just FYI.
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Check out the 955 triple in the FS section. Actually, don't. I'm considering at th moment... That thing looks sick and seems well sorted. Plus the price isn't terrible...
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Check out the 955 triple in the FS section. Actually, don't. I'm considering at th moment... That thing looks sick and seems well sorted. Plus the price isn't terrible...
Mel is a solid dude, and I wouldn't worry one second about buying a bike he put together.

A (seemingly) clean 1050 hit CL this morning, but I prefer the look and fuel capacity of the 955 to the newer triples.
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Check out the 955 triple in the FS section. Actually, don't. I'm considering at th moment... That thing looks sick and seems well sorted. Plus the price isn't terrible...
+1 on this one. I wanted this bike but couldn't get it past the finance department at home. I would be all over it if the wife and I were in agreement.
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I give the triple 955 a solid two thumbs up for personality and performance. It won't beat a liter bike, but it wasn't designed to in the first place. Excellent usable torque and great styling.
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I just did a quick Google search and wet weight for a ninja 650 is 465lbd and wet for a gsxr1000 is 423lbs. Just FYI.
The CBR1000RR is 440.9 lbs with a full tank of fuel.
The GSX-R1000 is 448 lbs but Suzuki's site doesn't state wet or dry
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The plastics and body work on a bunch of them are what make them too big.
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The plastics and body work on a bunch of them are what make them too big.
Too big for what?
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An inline 4 is gonna be wide. Maybe focus on a V twin like a Buell, VTR or Ducati.
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Too big for what?
My aesthetic wants, and me as I am not a big guy.

I just want 1000cc between my legs pretty much haha
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The GSX-R1000 is 448 lbs but Suzuki's site doesn't state wet or dry
My CBR1KRR (that is for sale, coincidentally) is 431lbs soaking wet. I lost the rear fender, put in a lithium battery, ti exhaust, and a few other things.
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