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Old 12-06-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a K1 thru K12 comparison?

Curious if anybody has ever done side by side comarisons of all 12 years in all categories.
-Acceleration
-1/4 mile times
-Handling
-Top Speed without limiter
-Low, Mid, Top end performance
-Weight
Searched everywhere, can't find one. You'd think motorcycle magazines would do something like this. They always compare different makes and models, they even compared 600's, 750's, and 1000's from the same year. But they've never done the same model across the years. Curious if anybody knew where I could find this or has the info themselves.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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There's an '05 and '12 comparo. Please don't revive that.


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Old 12-06-2012, 11:15 AM   #3
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In terms of generations, you have 01/2, 03/4, 05/6, 07/8, 09/11, and 12. Each one is a little different.

03-04 is an update of the 01-02. Everyone will say the 07-12 is an update of the 05-06.


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Do a google search for "motorcyclist news 2001 gsxr 1000 review" for all the years and you can get a general idea.


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Old 12-06-2012, 11:23 AM   #5
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Re: Does anyone have a K1 thru K12 comparison?

wikipedia has all of the stats for each generation compiled in one page. may be your best bet
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #6
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Re: Does anyone have a K1 thru K12 comparison?

I'm most curious which has the best top end. I'm not a drag/wheelie guy. I was told k7's sacrificed low and mid range power for even more top end. Suzukis were always the top end bikes of all the brands anyways, but especially the K7's
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:06 PM   #7
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Re: Does anyone have a K1 thru K12 comparison?

I just put K5 Camz in my K3 Timed at 105/105 and it Fukin Haulz Should be 105 RWHP at 7 K Was 100 with stock Camz and timing , they are all good and bad in their own way all more Good a Well Set Up Bike Is The Key.

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:14 AM   #8
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Re: Does anyone have a K1 thru K12 comparison?

K7's didnt sacrifice any power in the low/midrange to get extra top end. Suzuki optimised the K5 engine even further through more compression, more RPM through lighter pistons & stronger rods, far better exhaust porting (one of the main reasons for better top end), bigger throttle bodies, finer injectors, faster ECU, stronger ignition spark, slightly hotter cams & bigger crankcase ventilation holes. All this added about 8hp thru the midrange to the top when you junk the restrictive CAT that the K5 doesnt have standard.

The reason the bike is down on low/midrange was because it was tuned out electronically through the STV's (secondary throttle valves) controlled by the ECU so the bike didnt open the gas as fast as you asked it to. Reason being was to dull the throttle response (many considered it too sharp for racing or noobs) & add finer control at part throttle.

All the 'lost' power & torque can be restored by getting the ECU flashed - the K7 can get its balls back easy peasy now & be all the bike the K5 was & more like it should have been.


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I'm most curious which has the best top end. I'm not a drag/wheelie guy. I was told k7's sacrificed low and mid range power for even more top end. Suzukis were always the top end bikes of all the brands anyways, but especially the K7's
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:34 PM   #9
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Re: Does anyone have a K1 thru K12 comparison?

Sport Rider mag has tech data - performance data, W/D weight, dyno hp/torque and tested dates so you can look at tests. http://www.sportrider.com/tech/
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