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Old 11-28-2005, 06:35 PM   #1
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Which liter-bike?

I've come close several times to getting a 1000RR but could never bring myself to throw down the money (or loan for that matter)

I test rode a ZX-10 and was simply astonished with the power since my last fast bike was a 929(crap). I'm mostly interested in the mid-range power.

To those of you that have ridden the GSXR and ZX, how does the CBR keep up with roll-on's? It would be hard to believe a CBR would hang with that ZX when I gunned in at 5 grand in 4th (I still can't believe how fast that damn thing was) but I'd believe it in a second if someone could attest to it.

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Old 11-28-2005, 06:38 PM   #2
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on a 1000rr website, you should know the answer. lol wee
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Old 11-28-2005, 06:45 PM   #3
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They all come within .3 seconds of each other in a 1/4 mile run. Unless you are an extemely talented rider, you are not going to be pushing the performance limits of any of these bikes. If you are not going to be pushing the limit of the bike, then get the one you think looks the best, feels the most comfortable, appeals to you!

It also really depends on what you want to do with the bike. If you are just going to ride in on the back roads and an occasional track day, then you could buy any of the 4 biggies.

If you are going to race the bike, then get the GSXR.

If you want the smoothest, best quality, get the CBR.

If you like the looks of the ZX then get it.

If you like an all around nice bike you could also try the R1.
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Old 11-28-2005, 06:56 PM   #4
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Street bike for sure. I have my F4 for track work. I want usable power and lots of it, but not at the expense of poor build quality or clutch problems etc...ect. I didn't mean to sound squidly, I just want to know if anyone who has ridden a few other big bikes how the 1000RR compared in terms of raw stright line squirt.
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Old 11-28-2005, 07:30 PM   #5
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Straight line squirt the Gixxer and ZX10 will win. The Gixxer has a very linear powerband. I rode a piped PC'd Gixxer back in the summer. All I can say is WOW that fwacker was fast. It was Roger Bell's who races AMA superbike and owns his own Suzuki dealership here in Lexington so I know it was spot on mapped. I had a 954 at the time and there was a very noticable difference between the two. 3rd gear wheelies, no problem. I have not ridden a ZX10 so I can't elaborate but we all know it has a monster motor making it a unicycle. If all you are after is straight line power then you know the choice. If you want an overall package, fit and finish, refinement, build quality, etc...go for the CBR. It is the most stable bike I have ever ridden and it does have plenty of punch. I am not sorry in one least little bit I bought it. I did get the deal of the century but still I love it.

I forgot the R1 didn't I??? Never ridden one...lol...A friend of mine has one. It is very nice but there is just something about Yamaha that I can't buy one. Seriously the power does not come on till 9000rpm and that is why too high for me. I do not like to tach a motor that high to get the big power hit.
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Old 11-28-2005, 07:35 PM   #6
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The RR holds it's own though right? It would kill me after experiencing that 10R to be dissapoointed (if that possible.)
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Old 11-28-2005, 07:40 PM   #7
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Take em both for a test through the twisties, come back and let us know. I have a feeling you'll want the 1KRR :p
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Old 11-28-2005, 07:40 PM   #8
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What do you mean 929 crap??? The 929RR was a great bike!!!
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Old 11-28-2005, 07:44 PM   #9
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I consistently beat ZX10Rs in roll ons. No problem.
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I out ran two 1thou gixxers on the way to biketoberfest. I didn't smoke em but damn in a 4 mile straight stretch....hahaha they didn't catch me, and they had the jump. and if ya say BS I have 929, 600rr, and a yxf750 that will vouch.
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