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Rode a \'99 Katana 750 today and was shocked!

This morning at the shop I work at on Saturdays, the said bike was dropped off for a carb cleaning and suspension adjustment. The owner was very specific in his instructions to ride the bike after I fixed it (not that I wouldn't have anyway). After I did the work, I took the bike on a high-speed burn down Gothard street in HB. Prior to riding the bike, I anticipated that the Kat would be a sterile version of my 86 Gixxer. Wrong! This thing was quite fierce. It pulled harder down low and in the midrange than my bike does. All that I noticed was that it started to run out of puff (slightly) at high rpms, and that it felt heavy. The former doesn't seem like anything that a jet kit/pipe/set of pods wouldn't cure (if you like high, narrow powerbands like I do). If I ever replace my motor again, I think I'll go for the latest model Kat 750 motor I can pay for, and then cam it up myself.
 

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Re: Rode a \'99 Katana 750 today and was shocked!

IS that the GSXF750 ? The motor they used in those bikes is quite strong as well....
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Re: Rode a \'99 Katana 750 today and was shocked!

Correct. It's the gsxf750. The motor IS quite strong. It created the illusion that the Katana is faster than my gixxer because the power is so readily available at low revs.
 

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Re: Rode a \'99 Katana 750 today and was shocked!

If you changed to the gsxr cams then youd lose the power down low that you like so much on the katana, and itd be just like a gixxer then. I know, i did this on my bandit
 

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Re: Rode a \'99 Katana 750 today and was shocked!

Point taken, Edmonds. And thanks for the reply. I'm sort of on the fence about which I like better--low end pull, or high end screaming ability. I think I may just buy a Katana, and ride them both!
 
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