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Thinking of getting another bike

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by fullspizz, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. fullspizz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 1,673

    Location: Niptons Ridge

    Well, after selling my 1999 gsxr750 in August 2017, I am getting the itch again.
    Last year i test rode a Yamaha MT-07 and whilst it was ok, I found it a little down on power, but the riding position was fine.
    Tbh, one of the reasons I got rid of the gixxer was because I am not small and it started to feel cramped so I feel a naked sports style bike is the way to go.
    Looking across the manufacturers and I have found the Gsx750s from Suzuki. They also have 4 years interest free at the moment

    The engine in the gsx appears to be a detuned gsxr750 lump, but still pushes out around 110 horses.

    Has anyone any experience of one of these bikes? Obviously, with it being lockdown I cannot go and view/test ride one at the moment but just wondered if anyone had any thoughts?
     
  2. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,857

    Location: West mids

    I think @Captain owned one of these, although he's had that many bikes I've lost count :D
     
  3. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 2,036

    Yamaha XSR900 ?

    Mt-09? (same bike basically)

    Aprillia Tuono ?

    Not that there is anything wrong with a gsxr750, just some alternatives that might suit your needs.
     
  4. Minibiker

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 5,566

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    I've been considering getting another Street Triple... The Triumph was the most fun bike I've rode over 13 years of riding, second hand they're pretty cheap aswell...
     
  5. Scythe

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 23, 2005

    Posts: 5,230

    Try an MT09 or MT10.
     
  6. Captain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 18,265

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    I had the GSX-S1000 and it was fantastic, the GSX-S750 is just a further detuned version but still a great bike.
     
  7. Captain

    Capodecina

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    I would avoid the MT-09 unless it’s the SP version, pretty terrible bike all round really.
     
  8. Snaggle

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,280

    Location: Northants

    mt9 or 10
     
  9. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 2,036

    Can I ask why?

    I'm not saying your wrong, just a bit surprised by this as everything I've read/heard suggests they are pretty good.

    I know the suspension on the earlier ones wasn't supposed to be great but that was sorted out on the more recent models.
     
  10. Captain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

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    I had suspicions that mine had been thrashed a few weeks after I’d bought it.

    Horrible suspension, throttle, riding position, only plus being the power delivery.

    I had the MT-07 and MT-09 and have said a few times, they should have put the 09 engine in the 07 chassis as it’s better even though it’s a cheaper bike.

    :)
     
  11. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 2,036

    Actually now you mentioned it I remember reading the throttle was a bit jumpy.

    I'm just interested as I've been considering getting an XSR900 for quite some time, which has the same engine. It's supposed to be a really good fun bike although the styling is a bit Marmite.