It'sa meee! The bald Sicilian plumber Admin...
Join Date: May 2003
Motorcycle: None currently...
Re: Best GSXR 1000 EVER
there are pros and cons to each year bike.
k1/k2 - lightweight, a little down on power compared to the newer generations, brakes are ok, suspension is okay. looks great.
k3/k4 - a little heavier than the k1/k2, but good power, good brakes, good suspension, and the best looking gixxer 1000 ever imo.
k5/k6 - lighter than the k3/k4, with more power, better suspension, and better brakes. looks are ok, but the increase in performance is worth the sacrifice in looks
k7/k8 - heaviest of all the gixxer 1000's, but has the most power out of all the 1000's. brakes are good, suspension is good, looks are so-so.
k9 - ??? we will see.
depending on your budget, i would go with either a modded k3/k4 or a stock k5/k6.
Used to race, used to be fast, won a few championships.
Track day/New racer coach with Team Pro-Motion
"Anyone who believes that slow and steady wins the race has never been in a race" - Me
Rest in peace Dad... I love you, and I miss you. 05.18.43 - 10.11.10