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Old 02-29-2008, 08:05 PM   #1
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should I get a "newer" bike?

I'm thinking of getting a newer bike (I have a 1998 GSXR 750) a coworker brought his 07 GSXR 1K and I loved it. I am not thinking of getting anything more powerful just a newer model probably another 750 or maybe even going down to a 600. The bike I have now is paid off and running perfectly. If i got a new one it would have to be financed do you guys think it would be worth it to get a new one?
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:12 PM   #2
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if you like your current bike and it runs good, NO.

The older sportbikes IMO make better streetbikes than the newer ones. Why waste your money, ride yours untill it is done!
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:16 PM   #3
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an 07 600 will have alot more peformance than a 98 750, so as far as not wanting more power, the newer bike is going to have it regardless.

if your 98 is in good condition, keep it. keep it another 20 years at least. every new gsxr is just a classic waiting for its time.

plus if you dont have a solo cap get one. SRAD's have the sexiest tails. nothing cooler than meeting all kinds of people who know a little (but not alot) about bikes asking you if its a busa. happened to me at least twice a week.
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If it will make you happy, get rid of that thing and get you something nice and modern.
And t dubya please elaborate on why older bike make better streetbikes then newer ones. I'm curious to know
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If it will make you happy, get rid of that thing and get you something nice and modern.
And t dubya please elaborate on why older bike make better streetbikes then newer ones. I'm curious to know
IMO older sportbikes (for the most part) make better streetbikes than the newer ones because typically-----

More relaxed ie comfortable seating position and ergonomics

More relaxed frame geometry (like head tube angle), bike may not turn in as quickly but may be more stable

Ussually less top end hp but more midrange torque and horsepower...

Just not quite as agressive and focused, maybe not as good for the track, but much easier to live with on a day to day basis for street riding!


my 2 cents, spend money on gear and trackdays rather on the bling bling new bike. Better to be able to go fast and look slow, than look fast and go slow!
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You make good points but I guess it all comes down to the rider's intentions with the bike. Could also build credit with the new (bling bling) bike. That's what I'm doing. I'd rather have a newer bike that was built better for the track and aggressive riding then learn/ride on an older one. My pocket change of course.
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no sense in going into debt behind a depreciating asset. new bikes are lose value as bad as new cars. you can get a 1 - 2 year old bike for a lot less with the same performance. most people get new bikes just because they thinks theirs looks old or outdated. why go into finance a bike just b/c of what someone else thinks?

i hate the term build credit. you need credit for 1 thing. a home, nothing more.
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:59 PM   #8
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no sense in going into debt behind a depreciating asset. new bikes are lose value as bad as new cars. you can get a 1 - 2 year old bike for a lot less with the same performance. most people get new bikes just because they thinks theirs looks old or outdated. why go into finance a bike just b/c of what someone else thinks?

i hate the term build credit. you need credit for 1 thing. a home, nothing more.
+1...if you want a newer model bike, save first then pay cash. You never get a good deal when you have to finance. I have an older model bike also, but it's still a blast to ride and most people can't even tell it's 8 years old.
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