Even though it may sound terribly convenient to say I think the 1999 GSXR600R is about THE all around best year of the GSXR series motorcycles. From the BIG body fairings to the dual headlights the styling is truly iconic reminding me a little of the legendary Ducati 916. I strongly dislike the miniaturization of everything on today's 2019 Gixxer. The mini flashlight headlight, the tiny fairing, the toy instrumentation, the blinding over - glossed paint - All turn me off. In fact if I won the lottery I'd totally refurbish my '99 & not buy a new model.... Believe it or don't.