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Ok guys. So I'm about 2 1/2 years and 28k miles into owning my GSX-R750 and I'm really starting to feel the urge to try something new.

How many of you have done the 750 to 1000 jump, and how much of a difference was it? Was it subtle, was it worth it, etc.?
I was thinking of doing a busa, but that's a whole other topic, I would want to get it track ready, upgrade brakes, gsxr 1k tail conversion, the works. (twisties not drag)

However, in terms of the 1k coming from a 750, would you do it all over again?
Do I not realize I have the perfect power to size ratio now as it is, or what?:scratch
 

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I've done it. Well, actually I went a 500 to a 750 then down to the 600 first for racing but that's another story. The 1000 is just your 750 with a bigger hammer. What's not to like? Ride one and I'm sure you'll feel right at home...until you twist the throttle that is!
 

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Im old,I went from a 750 to an 1100 cause that's all there was back then :biggrin
 

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I've done it. Well, actually I went a 500 to a 750 then down to the 600 first for racing but that's another story. The 1000 is just your 750 with a bigger hammer. What's not to like? Ride one and I'm sure you'll feel right at home...until you twist the throttle that is!
The want is real

Yep, and there's no coming back after that. :D 750 feels like a moped after that...
Honestly I can't even imagine, 750 feels fast as hell.

Im old,I went from a 750 to an 1100 cause that's all there was back then :biggrin
:D How was that? That's quite a leap either way.
 

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I have a 2013 1000 and a 2005 600. My 600 is my track bike and the 1000 I have for the street. It's so much overkill. The only thing the power is good for is getting yourself in trouble. It's stupid powerful. Felony speeds in 2nd gear.....

Honestly, I'm thinking about selling my 1000 and getting something a bit more reasonable for the street. Sportbikes are really fun, but to do that you basically turn yourself into a criminal on the street. When I was younger, we'd go out and hooligan it up and hollar at girls. Now, I just want an enjoyable ride without the threat of jail time. IMHO, keep the 750. The 1000 will only give you something you can't use.
 

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I have a 2013 1000 and a 2005 600. My 600 is my track bike and the 1000 I have for the street. It's so much overkill. The only thing the power is good for is getting yourself in trouble. It's stupid powerful. Felony speeds in 2nd gear.....

Honestly, I'm thinking about selling my 1000 and getting something a bit more reasonable for the street. Sportbikes are really fun, but to do that you basically turn yourself into a criminal on the street. When I was younger, we'd go out and hooligan it up and hollar at girls. Now, I just want an enjoyable ride without the threat of jail time. IMHO, keep the 750. The 1000 will only give you something you can't use.
Yeah, I feel you. The 750 already gets me into enough trouble.
 

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Im old,I went from a 750 to an 1100 cause that's all there was back then :biggrin
That's not true. I went from my 650 to a 1000 :cool and it was faster than your sissy 1100 too. :chucks
 

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Lol that ZX10 was heavier than two '86 1100's
 

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IMHO, keep the 750. The 1000 will only give you something you can't use.

And what if you don't actually ride like an idiot on the street? I LOVED the tall gearing and midrange grunt of my last K6 1000. Stop sign to stop sign, you learn to ease off the clutch without even needing to blip the gas, slowly get on the gas and just give one small, gentle whack to get you up to 20-30-40 (60-80-100?)mph.. click up into N.... enough to coast to the next stop. Make riding so effortless. And unlike younger squids, I don't sound like a motoGP starting grid constantly screaming my engine just tooling along stop to stop :fecepalm

In traffic, same thing - big bike = easier. If you KNOW how to use the torque and gearing (and you've got the skill / experience), riding the big bikes is MUCH easier and more civilized than a smaller bike.

One time, I rode a 636 for a 3000km tour over 5 days and being used to big torquey bikes, I HATED how much shifting I had to continually do. Was driving me nuts.

Of course, that's NOT what they're designed for. When I take it to the track, then I ride it like it was designed for.
 

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Lol that ZX10 was heavier than two '86 1100's
Big words for a guy who has a couple of Busas in the garage :facepalm

No no no.... the ZX10 boat anchor came out after the Ninja 1000R. And despite the extra few pounds, it had the highest top speed of any production motorcycle in history at the time. :fact
 

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I have a 636, and two liter bikes. For the street I think I prefer the liter bikes because I can get lazy with the gears. Both my liter bikes make my 636 feel like a moped. The difference is real.

In the twist my 636 is easier to go fast on and the ZX10 really requires more work to go fast. I think this could still be in the setup.

The new gsx-r1000r is like Suzuki combined everything I liked about both my Kawis and put into the gsxr. It seems to have been made for me like a custom suit.

So, all of that to say, get the bike you want. There will be pros and cons, but an internet forum won't reveal those to you. Experience will.
 

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And what if you don't actually ride like an idiot on the street? I LOVED the tall gearing and midrange grunt of my last K6 1000. Stop sign to stop sign, you learn to ease off the clutch without even needing to blip the gas, slowly get on the gas and just give one small, gentle whack to get you up to 20-30-40 (60-80-100?)mph.. click up into N.... enough to coast to the next stop. Make riding so effortless. And unlike younger squids, I don't sound like a motoGP starting grid constantly screaming my engine just tooling along stop to stop :fecepalm.
A 750 does just the same.... Even a geared 600 will do it.
 

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That's actually a reason I'd like to upgrade as well, taller gearing and just a more relaxed ride. More low end torque would be nice. I am digging the 520 conversion and +1 tooth rear I recently switched to when I did my sprockets, a bit easier to cruise in higher gears now as well. But I just have that itch for more power. I REALLY want the new 17 1k because it's the most exciting thing to come out of Suzuki since the busa, or just do a busa in terms of being more comfortable body position wise.
 
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