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DangerousDieselDave

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GSX-R 1000 K2 OR SV650 K9

just needing a yes or no guys/girls
i have a 59 plate sv650 and want upgrade quality, can afford 02 geezer 1000
is it a good or bad move
opinions appreciated

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Buying

a gixxer can only ever be a good move. :winkie:

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spondonste

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spondonste says:

why would it be a bad move?

So long as you don't ride significantly beyond your limits on it then the GSXR1000 is a stonking option.

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slidersdown

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slidersdown says:

gsxr

my first gsxr 1000 was the k2 and was a great bike, since had 3 more k4 k6 k8 love em you will love it too.

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tim8061

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tim8061 says:

SV1000

If you like the SV you could upgrade to a nice SV1000S  - if the suspension, engine etc are upgraded they are a brilliant grunty v-twin. This one looks great

:smile

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

If

it's quality you want then the best I've ever had is Honda followed by BMW (ish), suzuki and then dribbling with a brain injury in the distance.... Piaggio.


EDIT: That said, I'm certainly not saying Suzukis are bad. It's a close run thing. The BMW is better in that the exhaust isn't even scarred from two winters but the Honda was in a class of its own. Even the throttle action felt classy in comparison.

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DangerousDieselDave

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gixxer

fed up with high revs all the time and terrible vibration, but not much money to spend around 2800 so options limited

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geoffart

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geoffart says:

GSXR

GSXR750 is what I'm getting. But I know a guy who rides a gsxr1000 and ive sat on it. nice bike too. Another cool option would be Aprilia Tuono 1000. Was just concerned about fuel... the states looked much worse than a gsxr!

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geoffart

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geoffart says:

SV650 V GSXR1000?

That look's like two very different bikes?

One has 69bhp, the other 160bhp!  That's a very different animal.

If I were you I would definitely look at a GSX650f. Mine was a lovely bike, fantastic even. Comfort, sportiness (just enough), smooth and powerful (dependign on your definition of powerful). 85bhp its more powerful than an SV650.  Great for long distances. I cant praise the bike enough. The only problem I had with the bike was that it failed to withstand the full force of a 1.5 tone van being driven into the side of it, as did my ankle.  Otherwise I would be still riding it today. In the winter I made it right through a rural road that had been submerged in water from a flooded pond and the water had totally frozen into black ice... and I just kept riding over it around corners and the bike stayed up (somehow!). I was avoiding cars skidding left and right.

I'm looking for something more breath taking now. Something like the GSXR750 or 1000. Otherwise it would be the GSX650f every single time.

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