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View Results: If you have to choose between two:
GSX-1000F 58 58.59%
Ninja-1000 41 41.41%
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:26 AM   #1
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GSX-S1000F vs/or Ninja 1000

Blue or green? What color is your thinking... and why?
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:32 AM   #2
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Of the two, I would choose the Suzuki.

I think it looks better, and it is allegedly lighter by a good amount. And I think it looks better.

Though both are fine motorcycles.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:14 AM   #3
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Zook cuz it's lighter and more better.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:16 AM   #4
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This one is an easy. Suzuki by a long shot.

At Daytona recently I had a chance to ride a 1000 Ninja and the GSX-S750 (no 1000's yet available). I much preferred the Suzuki 750 and I think the 1000 will be vastly superior since it have all the additional power and less weight.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:40 AM   #5
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Of course, time will tell on the street - but I HAVE ridden the 1043 Kaw motor. I love it. Perhaps the first time I found a "tuned for street" motor exciting. And oh the torque. And smooth. And fast.

So maybe the zook would be more fun. At this early time, I am NOT thinking the snatchy erratic fueling talked about in early reviews of the naked model sounds like fun. Of course, that may just be a reflash away from being cured.

Today - the ninja - with hard cases please. In a year, who knows? BTW - except for the cans the ninja looks better IMO
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:42 PM   #6
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keep them coming. Thanks.
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:40 PM   #7
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I'm thinking the Gixxus-F, as well. I believe that and a Wee will be my new combo.
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:40 PM   #8
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Be sure and check insurance rates for both. Many have been shocked at the cost to insure the Ninja.

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Old 04-03-2015, 07:15 PM   #9
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Not sure yet, and I'm a Suzuki fan boy. I favor the looks of the Kawi slightly more, but the Suzuki is lighter. I suspect that my preference would come down to if the Suzuki can handle a standard magnetic tank bag.
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:32 PM   #10
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I'd go the Suzuki, because:

1. Looks a little better (though both kinda wonky)
2. Biggest perceived flaw on Suzi(fueling) less annoying than Kawi(vibration)
3. Seems like wind protection a little better
4. Have had better reliabiity with Suzukis I've owned vs Kawi's
5. It's new. Kawi's in it's 5th model year. I kinda like newer/rarer.
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:19 PM   #11
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Zook...

...because they are generally better built.

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Old 04-03-2015, 09:52 PM   #12
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Love the Suzuki except for those aweful mirrors, I'm sure engine wise it'll be better than the Kawasaki......But I'll bet Kawi steps up next year now that there's a bit of competition in this market!!
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:26 AM   #13
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I'd go for the Kawa right now. Haven't owned either Kawa or Suzuki before, so no brand preference. Both look ok, both are missing a center stand. The Kawa is in its second generation and some of the problems have been resolved (better brakes, better cases, hydraulic preload adjustment, afaik slightly longer 6th gear). And I don't mind a little vibration, I currently ride an R1150GS.
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:41 AM   #14
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those are two different bikes?
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:45 AM   #15
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I'd go for the Kawa right now. Haven't owned either Kawa or Suzuki before, so no brand preference. Both look ok, both are missing a center stand. The Kawa is in its second generation and some of the problems have been resolved (better brakes, better cases, hydraulic preload adjustment, afaik slightly longer 6th gear). And I don't mind a little vibration, I currently ride an R1150GS.
How much vibration can there be with ANY I-4??? The worst one I ever had was a '75 (Z-1) 900 & that was no big deal vibe wise. Of course I ride a KLR so nobody can accuse me of being a vibration softling.

I'd probably go with the Zook right now just because I'd like to do my part keeping them in business through these trying times. I've NEVER had a Suzuki (GT 380, GSX-R 750, GSX-R 1100, RM 250) that I didn't love. All of the big four produce awesome bikes these days & the difference between 1st. & 4th. in a magazine comparison is often paper thin.
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