Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Edmonton AB
Motorcycle: 2014 675R, 2019 Husky TE300i, 2014 Grom. Yes, Grom, fuck you, it's fun.
Re: Any news on a totally revamped gsxr 750?
I admit, I've been out of the loop WRT latest and greatest, but this is utter poppycock. lol
All of the manufacturers are bemoaning a drop in sales in their middleweights, but not one has tried to make a BETTER middleweight in 12 years (barring Triumph with the 675R, but that was still light in the electronics and heavy in the marketing wank).
Today's consumers like the gadgetry and electronics on bikes and maybe only offering a full electronics suite on 1Ks are what's holding the smaller ones back. Couple this with a push in the "naked" sector that come with better electronics than the race replicas, the end is near for the 600s and 750.
It's kind of a shame, really. Discontinuing 600s means a bigger jump between entry-level and "advanced"-level displacement. Sure, the new 250/300s are great intros to fast bikes, but going from a 250 to 1000 is gonna be hard. For racers, even worse. The 600 classes are better for "Blue Collar" racers who don't wanna spend 30 or 40k over MSRP (and that's light) to build a race bike like the 1k class guys.
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