Re: 2012 vs 2005 GSXR 1000
The 2012 GSXR might have a little more refined suspension, but I wouldn't even think of trading my '05 with Bazzaz TC and Akra Ti full system on it. Even with just the pipe, it would be dumb to go out and dump 11 grand on a new GSXR with so other options to choose from.
Suzuki completely missed the mark on this bike IMO, everyone who buys a literbike is stepping up from something they already own, and if they don't have a good enough bike to make people do that they just plain failed. Suzuki has had plenty of time to catch up to the BMW-which BMW admitted they used the '05/06 GSXR as a starting point. How the Germans can come in and usurp Suzuki's status is pretty comical given it was their first try, but the response from Suzuki is pretty pathetic to be honest.