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I know I know, but lately i've just wanted more. More power, more dealer support, more accessible parts. I could dump a ton of money into speedy ( not actually i'm kind of poor) or get a GSXR-1000. I've always liked em. know of one for salethat's been babied and a good deal.
 

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Apples and oranges...they're pretty different bikes. HP vs TQ, crotch rocket riding position vs upright comfortable position, plastic bodywork vs naked, high strung vs meaty powerband. I bought an 06 S3 and I haven't regretted it one day. Get what you want and ride, ride, ride.
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Yeah, I can't say that i've regretted having the Triple, I like it. I'd always brushed of the full on sport bikes, because of riding position. After riding my friends 07 R1, I've begun to rethink it. I could ride it all day.

Went for a nice long ride up in the mountains today, it was nice, I love the any gear torque curve. A freind is selling his 06 with about 700 miles to buy 2 07's. I'll have to ride it and decide. One factor i've considered however is the forum here and the otherr one before Shawn started flexing his modmuscles. It's a great support system.
 

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J-Pip said:
One factor i've considered however is the forum here and the otherr one before Shawn started flexing his modmuscles. It's a great support system.
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Hmmm. Why does everyone with a gixxer, etc wanna ride my bike? :smitty: I think you would regret doing it, but wish you luck if ya do. :smitty:
 

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You know what the S3 is like. If you like the Gixxer better, get it.

Everyone is different, life is short.
 

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Gixxers have Blue,White,Yellow,even Black....but do they come in Roulette Green???
I think not :D

Be safe whatever you`re on ;)
 

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i had a 01 r1
i had a 01 hayabusa
both great bikes. liked the busa better. the r1 was so light and powerful it felt skittish. the busa was firm it just planted itself and you felt safe at 160mph. it also handled alot better than you would think. the reasons i liked it more are the same reasons i got rid of it. never rode a gixxer but i am sure it was a combo of the r1 and busa. sooner or later i was going to loose my life or license. the s3 is also capable of taking away either or both but its not insanely fast and makes me ride a little more responsible....a little. good luck whatever you choose :police:
 

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I'm just coming off an '05 zx10. I haven't got my s3 broken in yet so I can't really compare the two, but I would have to say the biggest advantage to me for owning a liter bike was bragging rights. They are insanely powerful and fast, but they are also mostly unusable as street bikes. I never came close to and I wasn't capable of using the bike anywhere near it's full potential, that's not to say I didn't have a blast on it, I came home shaking my head and gagging with adrenaline nearly every time I rode it. But I felt like I had to do an 80mph wheelie everytime I rode just to justify owning the damn thing. The bike didn't even begin to work properly until you were going about 60mph, and just cruising around on it seemed like such a waste. The thing about the s3 that got my attention is every time I read about it, they ALWAYS talk about how much fun it is to ride. Liter bikes are fun too, if you have some wide open spaces to let them stretch their legs, but most of the time it seems like they're all about bragging rights and unused potential.

Then again, I bought the zx10 mainly on whim because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. If it's something you really want to try, go for it because you'll always be wondering if you don't.

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Liter bikes are fun too, if you have some wide open spaces to let them stretch their legs, but most of the time it seems like they're all about bragging rights and unused potential.

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Speedy3 is a Liter Bike! 1050 :eek: :wave:
 

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Gixxers have Blue,White,Yellow,even Black....but do they come in Roulette Green???
I think not :D

Be safe whatever you`re on ;)
If it did it would be kwaki.....LOL

Go ahead, do what makes you happy enjoy your Jiggy Gix.....and enjoy getting ripped on your insurance
 

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Go ahead, do what makes you happy enjoy your Jiggy Gix.....and enjoy getting ripped on your insurance
Oh yeah, I forgot that part! My insurance for the triple is ONE THIRD what it was on the 10, and I cut my deductible in half too.
 

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I'll admit, it's tempting, but KC dead right - it's mostly about bragging rights. And the problem with buying the latest and greatest is that tomorrow it'll be yesterday's bike.

Devi's got a point too - if you like it better, buy it.

I'll admit, I'm tempted. I would love to have a ZX14. And the new GSXR looks like a blast.

If I had unlimited funds, I'd have a different bike for every mood. But I don't, so everything's a compromise. The S3 doesn't do any one thing as well as, say, an R1. But it's a great package.

Also, my recent experience with the TT is instructive. It's a six-year-old 600, but it still handles great, and I've seen 135 on the speedo. Wound up in its powerband, it has plenty of go. Sure, it's not going to keep up with a ZX6 on the track. So the ZX6 gets bragging rights. But on public roads? By the time you're in the powerband in second gear, you're going well beyond the speed limit just about anywhere.

Bottom line? Even an "obsolete" 600 is more bike than anyone needs for most of the riding they're ever going to do. The GSXR? Unless you're going to take it to the track, you're spending a lot of money on stuff you'll never use.

But, it'll look cool.
 
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I have both the gxr and triple and I can say tottaly different riding. Depends on the mood and what ya want to do. Speedy is much more fun in the twisties but mrs.G is flat out fast! for the pure rush of it. Buy both I strongly recomend it. Sean
 

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Wish I could buy both, but alas unless I start taking a cut on some drug busts I can't. I think I've talked myslef out of the Gixxer thou, I ride mostly on the street and Speedy's perfect for that, plus not bad on the track. I think the Gixxer would just be overkill, and I diddn't factor the insurance. Plus, I want to avoid that asskickin' from Cheap :gayaway:
 
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