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Old 05-15-2013, 08:32 AM   #385
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Location: Edison, NJ
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I haven't read the whole thread but here are my 2 cents. I am in the same park as you, using a liter bike as my do it all bike. Commute, track & very rarely get some groceries for the heck of it

Without a doubt I can recommend the GSXR 1000. Of all the liter superbikes, I believe these are the most "streetable" for the lack of a better word.

Get any 03 - 04 or 05 - 06 models & do 3 things to it.

  1. Spiegler handlebar conversion kit
  2. Vortex rearsets that can be had cheap from any race forums or Ebay
  3. Taller windscreen
After you have all the above, adjust your rider triangle to preference & ride. These things have massive torque, rarely need any maintenance & give good mpg if you are smooth with the throttle. I have owned an 06 & now I own an 09. For my purposes, i really miss the 06. Excellent stock ergonomics, excellent power band, very intuitive handling & really good mpg. The 09 is a great bike too, but the small fuel tank, poor mpg & comparatively uncomfortable ergos are points against it. Of course at the track, things change. The 09 feels a lot better, brakes better & turns better.

Good Luck with your quest.

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