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Old 02-04-2006, 07:42 PM   #21
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zx10r less common than the gixxers.
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:18 PM   #22
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id go with the civic. be safe, always wear your helmet with it though
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If you're getting a new litre bike I'd consider an 06 ZX10R. I've read a few reviews and everyone has given the ZX10 a great rating. Most say they think it's faster than the GSXR and handles better now. It comes with a damper stock, and they've made multiple chassis and swingarm enhancements that drastically improve the bikes handling characteristics. It's also apparently much more tame and 'friendlier' than the previous years models.
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:39 PM   #24
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Go get a feel for both of them. The new GSX-R is a sick sick sick bike.
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It wont be new but slightly used.. an 06 Zx10r would be too much money.... Ive ridden the 05 GSXR but never a Zx10r....

From what ive read though even the 04-05 Zx10s are badass bikes .... but sounds like there twitchy and more unpredictable
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Old 02-04-2006, 11:29 PM   #27
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From what ive read though even the 04-05 Zx10s are badass bikes .... but sounds like there twitchy and more unpredictable
Either bike is way more than you'll ever be able to utilize, but te ZX10 is much less refined than the GSXR. That's what some people like about them. The short wheelbase causes lots of headshake and lots of inadvertant wheelies. They have a bit more 'attitude' than the GSXR which can be a pretty good day to day bike.

But like mentioned, you're best bet is to ride them both and make your own decision.

BTW... what's wrong with your R1?
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Nothing is wrong with the R1.. just want something newer.. and something with less miles.

About the Zx10s having a lot of headshake.... The R1s are notorious for it too so im probably used to it
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I would go with the new gsxr I didint like the new tailsection but performance and handling makes you say what tail section this bike is sick, the best gixxer Ive had yet. Oh and to the guy that said the gsxr is more common, think about it would so many people jump on the bandwagon if it wasnt all they say it is.#'s speak volume.
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+1 The Gixxer is a great bike, one weekend with one sold me on it. I'd even trade my Busa for one....................................well MAYBE
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So the 04-05 Zx10s have a shift light???


Yes, but I find it hard to see.


"ownage" Has a good idea to have one that blinks instead.
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dang thats a clean bike bro i think kawasaki is known for being real comfortable thats what i like about them so much honda's for some reason the tank hits your all the time and gsxr are just known for being known as the king of bikes

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Old 02-06-2006, 07:34 AM   #35
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Go with the gixxer. I spank 10r' s all day long on mine!
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Both are good bikes

You can't go wrong with the ZX-10R or the GSXR-1K. If buying new, you can get an '05 ZX-10R for a good bit cheaper because Kawasaki is giving a $1000 rebate on them to make room for the '06. On the '04/'05 ZX-10R, you do need a steering damper. The GSXR-1K comes stock with one. Everyone talks bad about the gauges on the ZX-10R, but I have no problem seeing mine. I am 6'1" and have a tinted double bubble windscreen so that may be a factor in the visibility of the gauges. As far as power, the GSXR-1K and ZX-10R are pretty even except the GSXR-1K may have a little more torque.

Bottom line, go sit on both bikes, take a very good look at both of them, and pick the one that feels the best and looks the best to you. Don't worry about the results of the magazine tests, even though the ZX-10R has won the Masterbike Shootout the past two years:icon_bigg
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Godsuki, have you done any mods to your bike or is it stock? We need to hook up and ride one weekend since we are in the same area.
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