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Old 13th February 2008, 01:37   #1
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i just passed my bike test here in saudi and got my lisence
decided on buying the gxsr 750 im getting a very good deal on a 07 model from the showroom as they have a few pieces left and want to clear their stock!!!

well i thought of it like this
i wont be able to buy another bike for atleast 3-4 years once i buy any bike be it 600 cc or 750 cc or 1000cc be it new or old so i have one shot of getting this now.

though everyone argues between the practicality of 600vs1000 i hope that 750 has the best of both CC's. i dont wanna get bored too fast nor wanna waste all the power by never using it hence decided for the 750

what would u say about this bike and its practicality
ill be mostly city riding max to max i might drive 200kms once in a while nothing regular mostly early morning or weekends thats it no serious everyday riding!!!!1

so guys comment!!!!
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I'd say thats a fabulous choice my friend. Most moto-journos say that its the best of both worlds 600 and 1000 and I believe them. I've ridden it and I would totally have one. Only thing that keeps me with the 1000cc is 1000>750 . guess I'm not that matured a rider yet!
Do buy it quickly and post pics and videos.
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Yep go ahead with the 750 its the best of both worlds(600 & 1000) besides an awesome machine if you feel like going for stunts Besides the Zookis are known for their awesome Torque
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If you are buying one for keeps please note that Suzuki (at least in the Middle East) makes spares available only for the first 4 years. Thereafter you need to order them from Japan.

Compare this with Yamaha and Honda that make spares available for 20 years.
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If you are buying one for keeps please note that Suzuki (at least in the Middle East) makes spares available only for the first 4 years. Thereafter you need to order them from Japan.

Compare this with Yamaha and Honda that make spares available for 20 years.

hmmm..... thats reallly strange. Is that because of a lower market for bikes there or a high rate of obsolesence?

also, is there no law mandating 10 years of sales support like in most countries?
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wow thats very interedting i didnt know about that 4 years of spares only

what i found out is suzuki spares are the easiest available here in saudi and in plenty dont have to order and cry for them to come like honda and all.

well wont be keeping for keeps but my parents wont agree to another bike so soon so atleast 3 years i will drive the bike i buy then who knows what will happen my work position or family position in life will allow me to enjoy biking??? though i want to remain a biker forever propably will shift to easier bikes like teh sv650 or maybe even a beemer.

but for the momemt my youth demands a little excitement. im even thinking of getting it down to indian on the Carnet procedure.

khair my mech at the showroom wa saying that gxxrs before 2005 were more sturdier and now they arent that good???? is it true
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Go for it.

gsxr750 is an awesome bike. its my personnel favorite for a sport bike.
it has a reputation among regular track day crowd.

Unfortunately, the price diff is not that much between a 750 and 1000. And looks like other than Suzuki, no other company is interested in making a 750 class bike. will suzuki keep making the 750 is the question!!
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If you are buying one for keeps please note that Suzuki (at least in the Middle East) makes spares available only for the first 4 years. Thereafter you need to order them from Japan.

Compare this with Yamaha and Honda that make spares available for 20 years.
Thats a news, Do you have any idea why they do this? I mean of course it would be cheaper for them but how do they expect to get a market share with such policies, are their bikes cheaper than Honda & Yamaha?
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Thats a news, Do you have any idea why they do this?
I have no idea WHY they do it, but I got this information from some friendly mechanics/garages that I contacted when I was in the market for a bike.
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I would say go for the Honda VFR 800 with ABS. Its a much more practical bike than the gixxer and has enough power to keep you interested and get your license confiscated too. The gixxer will tire you out after an hour of riding. Besides, no one beats the build quality of Hondas, especially since you plan to keep it for 3-4 years.
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dont forget he's getting a good deal on this one. stick it dude! get one!
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even better news

i might be getting an even further disc cause they have only 2 peices left i guess
and the new 08 lineup is coming within 10 days

it comes late here in saudi around feb. i am gonna go today and check it out.
ill also ask about the spares and let u all know the 4 year thing.

however the only colour they have it blue black
dosent really bring out the best in the bike
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there are actually 3 available

2 are k6 one with a full yoshimura exhaust kit
and the dark blue is a k7

all three are on special pricing but there isnt much difference almost negligable between the k6 and k7 i really dont have much interest on the k6 cause they are 2 years old though brand new

maybe if there was some good or a reasonable discount on 06 models would it have been attractive
what do u say is it worth to buy a 2 year old bike???
here are the pics

the first is 2007 the rest 2006






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Wow! Looks like you'll save quite a few bucks,in getting the '07 stock.
Go for it! The Steel grey looks really good.
A dealer here's selling over 30 bikes,$2000-3000 off marked price! Arrgghh...i need my license ASAP!
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Is that a frame slider I see on the blue one in the middle?
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