Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike? : Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums: Gixxer.com
» Insurance
» Suzuki GSX-R Prices
» Sponsors
Go Back   Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com > General Discussion > General Bike Talk

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-30-2012, 01:29 AM   #1
justonequestion
Squid
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 4
Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

Hi everyone, first post here. Just one question... (strong username to post correlation)

I'm in the market for a new bike. I'm looking to trade in my SV, which was my 1st bike. I'm looking to stay with Suzuki, and the 750 has caught my eye. Truth be told, my motorcycles are my only transport & daily commuters to school, work, parties, functions, etc. I hear I-4 600s are too "revvy" for any street use. Any truth to that? I know literbikes have the torque & pull downlow but is it worth the extra insurance to be oozing with unusable power? That comes to the 750, which I hear is the right balance between torque & horsepower. Opinions? Suggestions? I don't care about ergos or anything I'm young so I can handle that lol. Price is somewhat of a factor. If a 600 fits the bill I'll take the lower price/insurance, but whatever it takes.


Too long, didn't read?
-OP wants new bike
-600 vs 750 vs 1000cc for commuting
-No care for ergos, comfort, blah blah blah
-Price has minimal input

Last edited by justonequestion; 10-30-2012 at 02:39 PM.
justonequestion is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-30-2012, 03:02 AM   #2
yup
Douchebag with false sense of racial superiority
 
yup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Lost in Angeles
Motorcycle: k5 600
Posts: 2,110
Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

if you can't convince yourself to get a 1k, don't spend the money/time/effort for one.

oozing with unusable power for a liter on the street is fairly accurate.

my vote's for the 750
yup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 03:28 AM   #3
groundhogday
Back Marker
 
groundhogday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kentucky
Motorcycle: K1 SV650, L1 GSX-R 750
Posts: 155
Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

I think the 750 is a good next step up from the SV. It's more powerful for sure but from the time I got mine it really didn't feel that intimidating. It really doesn't seem that much faster to me until I pull the old SV out for a flogging and I realize that I'm just used to the 750 now. I do most of my riding in the midrange, so I think that has a lot to do with why it hasn't felt like a huge adjustment. It pulls really well in the midrange, but doesn't feel like there's a big rush of acceleration until the revs are higher. The 750 does require a lot more finesse with the throttle, especially when going from closed to open mid-corner. It's pretty easy to upset the chassis if your throttle control isn't good. I've only ridden a couple of 1K supersports and they seemed a bit overwhelming to me.
groundhogday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 04:26 AM   #4
GixxerTib
Club Racer
 
GixxerTib's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Somewhere in the USA
Motorcycle: GixxerTib
Posts: 3,001
Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

After owning bikes of all 3 sizes and using them for commuting, weekend fun rides and many trackdays I prefer the 750.

The 750 is the perfect balance of useable power, handling and price. It's only about $600 more than a 600 is while the 600 to 1000 is about a $2K bump in price.

Not sure about your area but the 750 seems to be forgetten at the dealerships, since anyone stepping up from a 600 will typically get a 1000 so normally there are big discounts for a 750. At the end of 2009 I got my "leftover" 750 for less than they would drop the price on a 600, if I remember correctly about $5-600 less than they would negotiate a 600 to, all because there "wasn't a demand" for the 750 like there is for the 600/1000.

Most 600 parts are interchangeable to the 750 so there are plenty of parts.
__________________
09' Suzuki GSX-R 750 - Street
03' Yamaha R1 Red/Black Flame Edition - Track Bike - Sold
98' Suzuki GSX-R 750 - Street Bike - Sold
97' Suzuki GSX-R 600 - Track Bike - Sold
Nesba #22
GixxerTib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 04:36 AM   #5
njyork42
!##NULL##!
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: TN
Motorcycle: 05 GSXR 750
Posts: 17,237
Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

"Only homosexuals would ride a bike smaller than a 1000... " I hear shit like that from starbucks squids all the time...
njyork42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 04:46 AM   #6
groundhogday
Back Marker
 
groundhogday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kentucky
Motorcycle: K1 SV650, L1 GSX-R 750
Posts: 155
Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

Quote:
Originally Posted by njyork42 View Post
"Only homosexuals would ride a bike smaller than a 1000... " I hear shit like that from starbucks squids all the time...
I have a friend who bought an R1 as his first bike. One of his favorite things to say was that the R1 came with a tool kit under the seat, the R6 came with a makeup kit and tampons.
groundhogday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 04:51 AM   #7
-JK750-
Club Racer
 
-JK750-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Finland
Motorcycle: 01 GSX-R 750
Posts: 1,993
Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

i would take a liter bike.
-JK750- is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 09:47 AM   #8
Ceiling Cat
Don't Mind Me - Just Snoopin' Around
 
Ceiling Cat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Collierville, TN
Motorcycle: 2012 Hayabusa (SOLD) - 2013 Harley Davidson Road King
Posts: 10,427
Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

A 750 does have "enough" power down low for commuting, but honestly... after having a Busa for awhile now, I enjoy being able to accelerate a good amount without having to downshift when commuting.

I'd say the 750 has enough though, but if you can spring for the extra insurance, the 1000 is a little better for the road. Again, that's just my opinion and everyone has one.
Ceiling Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 09:51 AM   #9
Dirty Fish Taco
I like to put tampons in my ears!
 
Dirty Fish Taco's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: St. Louis
Motorcycle: L1 GSXR 600
Posts: 5,199
Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

I like to shift, I'll keep my 600. I see no reason for a litre bike on the street.
Dirty Fish Taco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 10:18 AM   #10
JetBlast
Viking Fan Club Merchandise Manager
 
JetBlast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 11,618
Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

from what i read, you are using it primarily for commuting? why switch out the SV for a different bike if you are just commuting on it regulary?
JetBlast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 10:28 AM   #11
rraiderr
!##NULL##!
 
rraiderr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Share a room with Motojoe
Motorcycle: Stretched and slammed Busa
Posts: 14,061
Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

600/750 are beginner/girls bikes, go for the 1000.

You will out grow the 600/750 in no time.

The busa is still a better choice for commuting and you wont out grow it.
rraiderr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 10:39 AM   #12
le skid
!##NULL##!
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Montréal
Posts: 2,014
Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

I love litrebikes. In traffic, the wider range of torque makes for easy commuting. When you NEED a emergency snap of power to put some distance between yourself and anything, it's easier to do.

Ergos? They're all the same size

Unusable power? I'd argue that... Then again, I bought my first litrebike 25 yrs ago after learning for years on smaller bikes. Even then, I often found myself lucky to survive the situations all that extra power got me into (until I was well-used to it).

If you're a learning rider coming from the SV, get the 600. It'll already be a whole new world of get up & go to get used to and you'll be far less likely to kill yourself as a result of false confidence.
le skid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 10:40 AM   #13
kevin.g
Club Racer
 
kevin.g's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Central Mexifornia
Motorcycle: K6 600
Posts: 2,237
I like commuting on my 750
kevin.g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 11:35 AM   #14
TOEJAM
Ditchard the High Maintenance Squirrel
 
TOEJAM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tennessee/Brazil
Motorcycle: 06 R1 Raven; '08 Triumph Sprint ST; '09 Triumph 675; '10 Yamaha R6; '13 Aprilia RSV4 APRC; '14 Honda Grom
Posts: 60,178
Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

Get a 750.
TOEJAM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 11:42 AM   #15
GSXR7ED
I'm Sticking Around
 
GSXR7ED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Jacksonville; Panama City; Alamogordo, Dover
Motorcycle: GS750TZ, GSX-R750Y (Gone)
Posts: 1,592
Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

750 is the bike to get!






Ed


Heck, if insurance is an issue...get an older (750) instead of a new one.
GSXR7ED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 11:46 AM   #16
wisegunner
Rookie
 
wisegunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Oregon
Motorcycle: CBR1000rr '06(sold), GSXR600 K7
Posts: 414
Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

They are all three good bikes and more than anyone really needs. It's about taste and fit. Go test ride, or at least sit on them. I ride a 600 everyday and I like it, a lot. I have had two bikes that were "bigger" a 750 and a 1k, and 3 600s. I still like my Gxs-r600 just fine compared to them. A 750 is really the best of both worlds. I would love to have one, and another 1k.

And if the choads at Starsbucks won't hit the mountain twisties with you then they need the tampons and make up.
wisegunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 02:36 PM   #17
justonequestion
Squid
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 4
Thanks people. Dealer here is a nice guy, with a bit of collateral he's letting me take all 3 for a 5min or so spin before I seal the deal. Older models btw, all 2005's.
justonequestion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 02:39 PM   #18
justonequestion
Squid
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by JetBlast View Post
from what i read, you are using it primarily for commuting? why switch out the SV for a different bike if you are just commuting on it regulary?
It's starting to go
justonequestion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 02:42 PM   #19
wisegunner
Rookie
 
wisegunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Oregon
Motorcycle: CBR1000rr '06(sold), GSXR600 K7
Posts: 414
Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

2005 1000 is the best of that bunch, IMO.
wisegunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 02:43 PM   #20
le skid
!##NULL##!
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Montréal
Posts: 2,014
Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

so he's going to take a ride on a 600, a 750 and a 2005 1000 to decide which one he likes best.

Hmm, I wonder how THIS is going to turn out

le skid is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2008 — 2013 Gixxer.com
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum