Suzuki GSX-R1000 K5-K6 (Suzuki GSXR 1000)

Driving out of corners the Suzuki just lays the power down
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£8800
Available from
2005 to 2006
The best of the GSX-R1000s, buy one.
You simply can’t thrash a GSXR 1000 on a public road without ending up banned or in a hedge. Or both
The GSXR 1000 is the very essence of GSX-R; riding it is everything biking should be

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Submitted by steviegasgas on Fri, 11/01/2008 - 21:20

Overall Review

This bike is to me what riding is about, powerful, fast, sublime handling, comfy, reliable, try one of these before buying anything else. This is one bike though that can catch you out as you will be doing high three figure speeds on the road and you are only changing into fourth! Oh, Oaky got his review wrong, the k5 does not have the three way mapping switch.

Strengths

Top end rip, low end grunt, can be taken touring, to the shops or best of all the track.

Weaknesses

Thin paint needs careful washing, black paint on frame can rub off if your boot is tucked in, the finish is the only thing i can fault.

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Submitted by Andrew Dent (not verified) on Mon, 11/02/2008 - 12:37

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The bike is just the best bike for any occation including 2 up!!!

Strengths

Engine, low down power, looks. The endless top end thrust. Take off like nothing else.

Weaknesses

Have not found 1 yet. SOME SAY THE BUILD QUALITY IS POOR. I clean mine with auto glim and the showroom shine spray. She still looks like new. Look after them and dont ride on salted roads. But saying that my mates Fireblade 2005 rotted in the winter, so are they any better?????

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Submitted by Jonny Towers on Wed, 13/02/2008 - 05:49

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Tough to keep your license with this bike. She's a beast, though she can purr like a kitten. No Euro3 emmissions BS. This is THE GSXR1000 to keep.

Strengths

Motor, brakes, suspension, comfort. Lightest 1000 yet.

Weaknesses

Me.

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Submitted by John Elmslie on Wed, 13/02/2008 - 20:25

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as good as it gets

Strengths

engine, looks, speed,toured germany last year ,faultless

Weaknesses

paint on wheels peeling. being sorted on warranty

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Submitted by Wombat 4 on Tue, 01/04/2008 - 22:08

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I just cannot believe just how good it is, it does everything so well. I have owned from new from June 06. Ride it round town, on a track, tour with, it is just superb.

Strengths

Engine, Engine, Engine, Gearbox, Noise, handling.

Weaknesses

I really don't know of any.

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Submitted by El Toro on Sat, 05/04/2008 - 08:36

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An excellent bike does everything fantastically. Outperforms the Blade by miles.

Strengths

The engine. Handling. Seat height. Slipper clutch. Gear indicator.

Weaknesses

Flimsy plastics. Brakes could be better.

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Submitted by rocketdogbert on Sun, 06/04/2008 - 00:03

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suzuki are losing out on K7 and K8 sales because this bike is so good

Strengths

midrange

Weaknesses

paint

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Submitted by Slippy on Sun, 06/04/2008 - 14:36

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I did nigh on 16k on mine it never missed a beat and made me smile every time I rode it ... I only hope my new bike can offer as much satisfaction.

Strengths

The engine pretty much across the rev range is a peach, the gearbox is super smooth, whilst the handling is sublime.

Weaknesses

Clean it regularly and the only average finish won't be an issue, if you do the miles the Suzuki's servicing regime is a pain.

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Submitted by Fatal2 Fat.al on Tue, 08/04/2008 - 10:01

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if you want to do it all get one

Strengths

bottom end grunt

Weaknesses

whats that

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Submitted by SnoopyKTFC on Sun, 18/05/2008 - 19:08

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Recommended mods that I've done in order of effect/Importance Corsa III tyres R&G Crash Bungs +2 teeth on Rear Sprocket and -1 on Gearbox Sprocket (keeps original chain) Brembo 19:20 Brake Master Cyl with braided lines and Vesrah Race Pads K-Tech Fork Job and WP rear Race shock Yoshi Dual Outlet Stubby race can with PCIII and BSD Custom Map 168rwhp with a fantastic power curve.

Strengths

Fast and controllable with amazing capabilities. handling and brakes incredible and total reliablity even though mine does most of it's miles on the track. The Black n Yellow ones are fastest!

Weaknesses

GET RID OF THAT FECKING MONSTROSITY OF AN EXHAUST FAST 18mpg on track GULP!

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