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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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GSXR1000R Model Comparison

So have a buddy who picked up an 18 R model gsxr 1000, some back and forth with them vs the bmw's.Figured I'd throw in a topic here - to see if anyone else has compared them. I do remember a few threads on this but cant't find them.

I did get a chance to take it for a short spin. I'll say it does feel very nimble/light like a 600 with very effortless turn in & and handling. Inspired a little more confidence then my 16RR (could just be the tires) .

Packs a punch down low-mid range ish but left some to be desired on the hwy. Felt like our bikes edge these out power wise without issue. Ergos for me were pretty uncomfortable (5'9) but maybe i'm just not used to it . Very high up on the seat feel - and bars feel lower , felt like it would become an issue for any length of time .

Contemplated picking up a gsxr R as the miles are getting up there on my s1k, only due to the low price point 13xxx for new leftovers. But cast wheel upgrade would be another 3k+. May be worth the wait for a 2020 s1k next year or the year after .

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Both bikes are heavy and too wide. New RR is narrower, more nimble. Seating position on Gixxer felt like a touring bike to me.

The only Japanese bikes I would call nimble is R1/r6.

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Both bikes are heavy and too wide. New RR is narrower, more nimble. Seating position on Gixxer felt like a touring bike to me.

The only Japanese bikes I would call nimble is R1/r6.
gtfo, have you ever been on a Honda?

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Yeah likely going to wait on a 2020 m pkg. Really you thought it felt more touring ? yeah it was heavy idling or slower speeds - was thinking carbon wheels might aid that but 3500 later eh lol .

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Stock US GSXR 1000R models are detuned compared to the Euro version, similar to how the current 2020 S1K's are.
You will need Brock's tune to get it back on par to the Euro models...
I can't compare to the 2020 BMW, however the 2018 BMW feels & turns like a pig compared to the 18 Gixxer, no ifs or buts. That's why I bought the Gixxer. Hopefully the 2020 S1K solves that problem as I ordered one without a test ride!

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Stock US GSXR 1000R models are detuned compared to the Euro version, similar to how the current 2020 S1K's are.
You will need Brock's tune to get it back on par to the Euro models...
I can't compare to the 2020 BMW, however the 2018 BMW feels & turns like a pig compared to the 18 Gixxer, no ifs or buts. That's why I bought the Gixxer. Hopefully the 2020 S1K solves that problem as I ordered one without a test ride!
Yeah felt very agile the short time i was on it - those bridgestones they use from the factory are very grippy .How do you feel about the ergos ? kind of felt like i was laying on top of the tank with the lower bars . Maybe rear sets could correct this / or you get used to it .

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I replaced the bridgestone with Pirelli Cosa 2's made a noticeable difference.
I'm 171cm so not the tallest guy, and ride it like similar to the GSXR600/750 as I also owned both of those.
Suzuki somehow make turning-in by putting pressure on the pegs very easy, that's what they're good at, I suppose after 37 years of sport bike chassis development you will eventually get it right!

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kind of felt like i was laying on top of the tank with the lower bars . Maybe rear sets could correct this / or you get used to it .
That's the fun part, just slide your ass slightly back on the seat as you enter the corner while on the tank and you will understand it will reward you every time.

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That's the fun part, just slide your ass slightly back on the seat as you enter the corner while on the tank and you will understand it will reward you every time.
Thanks for the info , shoot an update when you get some seat time on that 2020M.

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I heard one of these the other day. The noise was absolutely horrendous. It sounded like a RR about to lunch itself but that was how it sounded all the time. People say the RR is noisy. That new gixxa sounded wack af. Also the indicators were on all the time. Maybe some safety feature.
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