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Old 10-03-2005, 07:06 PM   #1
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Suzuki Katana

could anyone give me a quick description of what the difference between a 600 Katana, GSX-R, and a SV650 is. Thanks
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Old 10-03-2005, 07:24 PM   #2
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Old 10-03-2005, 07:28 PM   #3
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i want to know how the katana stands against the GSX-R and SV650
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katana is slower. i think people get them as begginer bikes?? i dunno for sure. but the gixxer is def the sport bike
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Katana is considered a sport touring bike... it's a bit heavy and a bit underpowered compared the the GSXR. The Katana will be MUCH more comfortable, but then again it's not 'race' oriented like the GSXR. They are both inline 4s.

The SV650 is somewhere inbetween when it comes to ergonomics. It's a nice and relaxing ride with great low end torque. Don't let the laid back appearance fool you though... the SV is quite possibly the perfect beginner trackday/race bike and it one of the most popular bikes in the paddock. This is a vtwin.

I caution you though, if you're that 'uninformed' about motorcycles then more than likely NONE of these bikes are suitable for you. If you are a complete noob, like you sound, you should take the MSF and talk to an instructor and find ot what bike they recommend for you. Most likely it will be a Ninja 250, GS500 or the likes.

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could anyone give me a quick description of what the difference between a 600 Katana, GSX-R, and a SV650 is. Thanks
the Katana is a detuned ver of the gsxr.. it has the same air cooled motor as the old gsxr from back in the days before the water cooled motor.. getting performance and dress up parts for them is hard because they are not ment for moding. the Katana is a throw your leg over and go for a nice ride bike not a go fast bike all though the 600 will top out at 150mph. It was a good frist bike for me because it's very tame an it can be a fun ride.
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Katana is considered a sport touring bike... it's a bit heavy and a bit underpowered compared the the GSXR. The Katana will be MUCH more comfortable, but then again it's not 'race' oriented like the GSXR. They are both inline 4s.

The SV650 is somewhere inbetween when it comes to ergonomics. It's a nice and relaxing ride with great low end torque. Don't let the laid back appearance fool you though... the SV is quite possibly the perfect beginner trackday/race bike and it one of the most popular bikes in the paddock. This is a vtwin.

I caution you though, if you're that 'uninformed' about motorcycles then more than likely NONE of these bikes are suitable for you. If you are a complete noob, like you sound, you should take the MSF and talk to an instructor and find ot what bike they recommend for you. Most likely it will be a Ninja 250, GS500 or the likes.

Don't like your ego get in the way of learning properly... :icon_bigg
yes i am taking the MSF class, yes im a noob, and yes im going to start out on something smaller, but just wanted to know the differences. but thank you for all the information
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Old 10-04-2005, 04:02 PM   #11
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For those of you that don't know, my 31st birthday was Saturday .
My wife has been run ragged listening to me about bikes, MSF, Safety Facts, DMV tests and bike wish lists for the past year and 1/2. Bless her heart.

Well today she goes out and buys me an '05 Katana 750
I guess she could have gone all out and bought me a Busa but I don't think she made it that far down my wish list. (Thank )

I am in shock ! we're going today to pick her up from the dealer along with helmet/jacket & Gloves after work

I think the first few months will be spent late at night or early in the morning in Target/Wal-Mart parking lots learning my new bike as suggested by my MSF instructor.

Any suggestions on BREAK in period other than checking the MOM?

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I think the first few months will be spent late at night or early in the morning in Target/Wal-Mart parking lots learning my new bike as suggested by my MSF instructor.
Take as long as you need. Something tells me you'll get pretty tired of the parking lot quick enough.

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Old 10-04-2005, 06:33 PM   #14
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gixxers are the . I like them anyways...
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Old 10-05-2005, 12:16 AM   #15
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150? riggggghhtttt

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the Katana is a detuned ver of the gsxr.. it has the same air cooled motor as the old gsxr from back in the days before the water cooled motor.. getting performance and dress up parts for them is hard because they are not ment for moding. the Katana is a throw your leg over and go for a nice ride bike not a go fast bike all though the 600 will top out at 150mph. It was a good frist bike for me because it's very tame an it can be a fun ride.
lol i got mine up to 170mph 05 gsxr 600
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Old 10-05-2005, 07:53 AM   #16
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lol i got mine up to 170mph 05 gsxr 600
Is yours the GSXR or the Katana GSXF600?
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Is yours the GSXR or the Katana GSXF600?
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i got a pic of it cept it the 04 not 05 (mine 05)
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In my opinion don't buy the Katana unless it's really really cheap. Get the gixxer. You can have the horsepower but you don't have to use it. I just traded mine in for an F4i. Katanas don't handle well when you lean them hard. Not exactly what a beginner needs when learning to do twisties. Plus nobody stocks parts for them. Performance upgrades ha! good luck nobody makes them. You can get cosmetic stuff like clear lenses but that's about it other than adding some neons or something. There's a few other cosmetic things you can get but it's not worth it. Plus you will drive it about a month and hate it because the only thing you can outrun is a ninja 250. Not exactly something to brag about. The 600 has about 83 h.p. stock with a top speed of about 150 m.p.h. on a good day with the wind pushing and a gixxer pulling you. It's tough to get it up there and it takes forever to get it up there. You can run about 120 to 130 all day long but the bike handles terribly. The widest tire you can fit on the back is a 160/60/17 which is too small of a tire to be hauling on a bike that big. And the suspension is so soft that if you are like me and weigh in at a little over 200 lbs that even with the suspension stiffened up it's still not enough. If this does help you nothing will. Good luck in your bike purchase.
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i vote for the sv650s
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