Captain Obvious ... because obviously itís obvious.
Join Date: Jul 2009
Motorcycle: 2006 GSXR "250"
Re: K7 1000 vs L2 1000 (engine differences)
Everything after the K8 was unimpressive to me, and most of the world, especially with Kawasaki and BMW in a motorcycle arms race. Meanwhile, I have no idea what Suzuki was thinking. Saving money, perhaps? That's why is partially why I chose a K6: the S1000RR was way too much for a used bike, the K9+ did nothing for me, the Hondas burned oil, the 3rd gen ZX10R had no low-end and felt like it had 600 power delivery, and everyone had wrecked their K7/K8 (I was actually looking at one).
So, I think that if you're fine with the tech of the bike, stay with the K7. If you want a newer bike, the S1000RR and the 4th gen+ ZX10R are amazing bikes with big power jumps and technology bumps.
2006 GSXR "250" with an Akrapovic full exhaust and a flashed ECM. 162whp, 77ft-lb. Slow-lane certified
2000 Honda VTR 1000. Practically a 250.