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I had a gen 2 FZ1 that I put over 40k miles on. Loved it!
 

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I'd rather my R3


Big bikes bore me.
Awww, I see what you did there. Bore! As in big bore engine! Right? Big bikes. Big bore engine? Awww man, that was a good pun. Right? Was that a pun? No? I'm wrong? Really?
 
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Maybe You've never twisted the throttle on a 145 HP Bike before ???
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Is 132 HP at the rear wheel good enough for a comparison? I also own a 2004 GSX-R750 with some engine mods. Yes, it has loads of immediate power at any RPM or speed, but my R3 is still more "fun". It has been said that it's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow(ly).
 

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Is 132 HP at the rear wheel good enough for a comparison? I also own a 2004 GSX-R750 with some engine mods. Yes, it has loads of immediate power at any RPM or speed, but my R3 is still more "fun". It has been said that it's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow(ly).
ah to each his own my friend
the R3 is my girls bike , its nice little bike , for what it is , but when you push it, the suspension gets a little troubled and the brakes aren't the best , but its good at what it is , a beginners bike ,and I like it .
now gsxr750 is about as perfect a bike you can get
 

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Is 132 HP at the rear wheel good enough for a comparison? I also own a 2004 GSX-R750 with some engine mods. Yes, it has loads of immediate power at any RPM or speed, but my R3 is still more "fun". It has been said that it's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow(ly).
ah to each his own my friend
the R3 is my girls bike , its nice little bike , for what it is , but when you push it, the suspension gets a little troubled and the brakes aren't the best , but its good at what it is , a beginners bike ,and I like it .
now gsxr750 is about as perfect a bike you can get
A GSXR 750 is for intermediate/ novice riders and li'l girlz. Good experienced riders ride a 'Busa or a ZX 14. If it doesn't put down 200+ HP, it's for pansies.
 

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I'd still take my R3 over the 1000cc bike! Lighter and more fun. Just my opinion...
I agree on the lightness, but what exactly makes it more fun? Honest question. I can appreciate all bikes, and what they have to offer.
Maybe You've never twisted the throttle on a 145 HP Bike before ???
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Lol right? Life begins at 12k rpm...
I'll have BOTH, please!

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If I had it my way I would have multiple bikes, for different purposes.

I'd rather my R3


Big bikes bore me.
Not trying to be a smartass, just seeing other peoples point of view, but what bores you with a big bike?

A GSXR 750 is for intermediate/ novice riders and li'l girlz. Good experienced riders ride a 'Busa or a ZX 14. If it doesn't put down 200+ HP, it's for pansies.
Nah, Busa is perfect for beginners. No need to learn how to use a clutch, or shift. First gear everywhere.
I suppose it's just a matter of time until we see the motorcycle magazines adding the H2 to the list of "Best Beginner's Bikes".

Man Up & Ride!
Ok so maybe the H2 took over best beginner bike from the Busa.
 

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Not trying to be a smartass, just seeing other peoples point of view, but what bores you with a big bike?

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On the track in the hands of a C grader or above great, so that's 0.1% of the population.


On the road under 200kph you're barely working it
Instant loss of licence,
So the only place to stretch its legs is way out in the country hundreds of Km from towns,( where its most dangerous tdue to isolation btw)


Had heaps of big bikes
More fun on the little bikes, cheaper, more rewarding, better learning curve, and I wont be able to outride 250's capabilities in my lifetime.
 

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The R3 is more "fun" than my GSX-R750, because I can thrash the R3 and it seems like I'm really flying, even though my true speed is about 65MPH (or less). The GSX-R750 is truly a blast to ride, but under 90MPH, it just seems like I'm riding slowly.
 
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