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VERY pretty bikes. Too bad the only ones that usually buy them end up using them for unicycles and clown transport. At least you first notice the sexy body work and cool exhaust instead of the dimwitted rider perched atop modeling the latest in wife-beater apparel and beach footwear until the bike goes down in a cloud of plastic dust, blood, and skin.
 

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I like the styling though nowhere near as enthusiastic as Ed. Sean. What really sets these bikes apart though from the competition is the clean integration of the under chassis exhaust. My guess is that the other japanese manufacturers will emulate this in the future redesigns of the their sportbikes as it is far and away the least obtrusive layout and has motoGP written all over it.
 

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It is a pity tuhat the GSX-R series has the 'squid tool' association. So many riders I know have gotten so jaded about squids on Gixxers, that they look at all gixxer riders as squids.



Kind of a pity, especially since they make great track bikes :-(
 

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"Too bad the only ones that usually buy them end up using them for unicycles and clown transport. At least you first notice the sexy body work and cool exhaust instead of the dimwitted rider perched atop modeling the latest in wife-beater apparel and beach footwear until the bike goes down in a cloud of plastic dust, blood, and skin."



EXCELLENT post - just saw one of those "bufoons" yesterday, my first thought was "how long does he have to live" !!!



Sleeveless t-shirt, shorts and "tennies", BUT he could wheelie and said he went "130 getting here".



There should be a law ...............................



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Come on guys, you're killin' me here. My wife sometimes reads these these comments and if she sees that this here 52 year old, 40 pounds overweight, thinning gray haired GSXR 750 owner is probably a closest squid just due to his choice of ride, she'll never let me out again.



Seriously though, what do we think a squid will ride? Todays squid mentality is no different than the hot rodders of the 50's. Only difference is that back then, they didn't have the bikes available to them with which to "express" themselves. However, due to todays technology, they not only have bikes, but they have the entire arena of small displacement, high revving, high horsepower (does the formula sound familiar?) cars available which is well embraces (check out the next SEMA show).



Myself, the GSXR never sees the street, only the track and only with a fully armored rider.



 

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It's a shame the Gixxers have such a negative image. I'm 58 years old, been riding for 42+ years (and previously roadraced for several years). I'm too old and really suck at wheelies. I never screw around in traffic or on the Interstate, but when I hit the back roads, the further I can lean it without ending up on my ear and elbow, the better I like it. I currently own an '04 GSXR-600. It is the finest corner carver I have ever owned. All Suzuki wants to do is produce the finest performing bike on the street & track. They set the sportbike market on it's ear in 1986 and have done a pretty fine job of defining it since. Because of their image, I spend way too much time talking to the backroad patrolling authorities. Thank God being old & bald has it's benefits when the helmet is removed. The shock effect has bought me a lot of mileage and very few Official State of Florida High Speed Driving Awards.
 

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Come on guys, you're killin' me here. My wife sometimes reads these these comments and if she sees that this here 52 year old, 40 pounds overweight, thinning gray haired GSXR 750 owner is probably a closet squid just due to his choice of ride, she'll never let me out again.



Seriously though, what do we think a squid will ride? Todays squid mentality is no different than the hot rodders of the 50's. Only difference is that back then, they didn't have the bikes available to them with which to "express" themselves. However, due to today's technology, they not only have bikes, but they have the entire arena of small displacement, high revving, high horsepower (does the formula sound familiar?) cars available which is well embraced (check out the next SEMA show).



Myself, the GSXR never sees the street, only the track, and only with a fully armored rider. Frankly, living in in a state that doesn't have a mandatory helmet law, I have the same reaction to what seems to be the vast number of cruiser riders (mostly Harleys) that insist on riding helmetless in t-shirts in large packs. I find that behavior on the part of what is likely a large group of lawyers, doctors, CPAs and other business owners just as bizarre as the squids who are also riding helmetless, in t-shirts, shorts and flipflops. Neither group gets it but they are within their rights to maximize their need for a skin graft.



Stunting on the street? Well, that's a problem. However, you have to admit that it is a prime example of Darwin at work. While the consequences aren't pretty, it is one very effective way of cleaning up the gene pool.



Ride safe.



 

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Seems to me Suzuki is making the right move upgrading the 750. I am middle aged but still like to go to the track. However, my 05 R1000 is quite a handful even with the slipper clutch. On the other hand, the 600's I've tried (Suzuki, Honda and Yamaha) are just a little underpowered on the longer straights. The 750 seems to fill that hole and I think I will be giving it a careful look come Spring (it may also be easier on the insurance side vs a litre bike). As to exhaust styling, that can always be replaced (I liked my R1000 pipe but put on a full Akropovic system anyway).
 

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I really like that pipe, the lower the center of gravity the better. I actually like the way it blends in w/ the bike also. I looks like they've gone shorter stroke on the 600 and longer stroke on the 750.



And I think a lot of squids do own GSXR's, but that certainly doesn't make it a bad bike.
 

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LISTEN! I agree with Flickmeister. I would hazard to guess that this site is populated by mostly responsible riding enthusiasts. Being enthusiasts, we favor fast bikes with well developed chasses, brakes, and suspensions. Guess where these well developed bits are pioneered? That's right... on these here crotch rockets. Obviously, none of us wants these bikes to ever disappear. Negative public relations generated here by us can (and maybe will) be used against the future manufacture or selling of these bikes here in the U.S. So please, even if it kills you inside, keep the sqid-bashing to yourselves, people.
 

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I'm planning on replacing my 2000 ZX9 with a smaller, lighter more track capable bike next year. I had pretty much settled on a ZX6, but the new GSXR-750 makes my decision a little more difficult.
 

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I'm going to get the 750 for sure. And when I do, i'm going to wheelie the heck out of it. Oh, and i'm going to do stoppies with it too.



The rest of you guys can have fun with it by commuting and droning down the freeway. Me? I have fun on the bike when i'm at the track, the canyons, and when i'm trying to improve skills by stunting- braking control and throttle/ body control. Yea, its more dangerous than freeway droning. but if you want safety, you should go bunker up in your SUV and never go over 65mph. The majority of the population already thinks youre insane for riding a motorcycle to begin with. And you guys are saying that wheelies cross the line into unreasonable behavior? makes no sense. I'd like to see the statistics which show the percentage of motorcycle deaths resulting from wheelies. I'm willing to bet that its low. any takers? I've been riding for 10 years now, and I haven't been down from doing a wheelie yet. So i think i'll continue. I do wear leathers and boots all the time and I do try to find safer spots to do it.



By the way, darwin also takes care of those who are too chicken to enjoy their lives. The overly cautious boring type end up with the fat chicks, and thus inferior dna in thier offspring. The inferior DNA increases the likelihood that the offspring will not reproduce.
 

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anyone here have a buell or something which also has the exhaust outlet right under the rider? Do you guys inhale a bunch of exhaust fumes while stopped at a light? I'm concerned because I don't like getting too much carbon monoxide and stuff in my bloodstream
 

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Wow, you converted me. I guess if I don't ride wheelies, I can only use my bike for "commuting and droning down the freeway." But seriously, I think you know the type of guy (squid) that's getting the bad wrap here. If that you, you make riding more difficult on the rest of the responsible riders on a daily basis.

BTW, that's the first time I've heard the Darwin/boring argument- I've got to think more about it but you may have a point.
 

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>The overly cautious boring type end up with the

>fat chicks



No, the poor type does. Every hot chick I know is married to a "cautious, boring type" (definition: responsible) who pulls down a nice buck.



> The inferior DNA increases the likelihood

>that the offspring will not reproduce.



The type of chicks attracted to wheelying "X-treme" doodz exhibit risky behavior in their own lives, thus increasing the chance of giving X-treme dood the clap and giving their offspring birth defects.
 
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