Re: High horsepower is not for everyone.
I could not have said it better my self, sir. I'd first like to comment on all the shenanigans posted here. Any responsible rider on a Gixxer 1000, such as myself, knows that this thing is a beast. I've been riding for several years now, and been on all kinds of bikes. However, I am not a speed demon nor do I care to show off. I bought my black/silver 1000 because I loved the way it looks. It handles wonderfully, and for me, is comfy for a Open Class bike. While yes, I do hit the occasional wheelie on a back road, I maintain a level of responsibility. I have no desire to die, what I do have is the desire to carry on my Sunday rides with my beautiful girlfriend on the back (hell SHE'S the speed freak not me!!). Responsibility is the key here folks. The moment someone pulls up beside me, no matter what they are riding, if they have the guts to try and challenge such a beast, more power to them. I'll stop and help them up when I get around to it. Ride safe, people. Don't be a tool.