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Old 09-30-2012, 01:15 AM   #1
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Suzuki gsx750f (katana)

Any real reasons I shouldn't buy one of these for winter and to keep for about 12 months?
It's comfortable, fast enough for me, within my budget, my wife is comfy on the back of it and weird enough looking for people not to want to steal it :lol:

I took a 2005 and a 2002 model for some half hour rides and liked them.

Has anyone here owned one before and have any stories to tell?
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:18 AM   #2
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i was the second owner of a 91 750 that i picked up in 97 with 3000 miles on it and if was fast and roomy. i put givi hard bags on it and they looked oem. only trouble was cloged carbs i must have taken them off and cleaned them 3 times before it ran right.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:24 AM   #3
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Besides being ugly? The original Katanas looked much better.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:35 AM   #4
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My buddy bought a 2001(?) Can-A-Tuna and it's actually a pretty sweet bike. The inline 4 requires a bit of RPM to get-er to go. It was just a tad slower than my 950 Adventure, But gave it a good run. Nice seat, decent seating position and IMHO... It's less ugly than a 'Busa

He bought his in original adult owned unmolested condition with new-ish tires and 7,500 miles for $2K. It's alot of bike for the money me thinks.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:54 AM   #5
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it's the old air/oil cooled gsx-r motor. Suzuki builds a lot of near bulletproof motors and that one is no exception. They get no love from the sportbike community because they are heavier/slower the the supersports of the same vintage but that keeps the price down.

If you want a sporty bike that's a blast to ride at anything below felony speeds and is still comfortable enough to ride all day it's a solid choice.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:42 PM   #6
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it's the old air/oil cooled gsx-r motor. Suzuki builds a lot of near bulletproof motors and that one is no exception. They get no love from the sportbike community because they are heavier/slower the the supersports of the same vintage but that keeps the price down.

If you want a sporty bike that's a blast to ride at anything below felony speeds and is still comfortable enough to ride all day it's a solid choice.
+1 I have a 600, same as the 750 except the engine and I love mine.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:01 PM   #7
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This thread got me thinkin' again and I'm pretty sure I just worked out a deal with my buddy to get his Katana for my Son
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:57 AM   #8
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Any real reasons I shouldn't buy one of these for winter and to keep for about 12 months?
It's comfortable, fast enough for me, within my budget, my wife is comfy on the back of it and weird enough looking for people not to want to steal it :lol:

I took a 2005 and a 2002 model for some half hour rides and liked them.

Has anyone here owned one before and have any stories to tell?
No.

Had the 600. If it were the 750 I never would have sold it.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:03 PM   #9
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+1 I have a 600, same as the 750 except the engine and I love mine.
There's quite a few of differences between the 600 and 750.Either are fun bikes.I agree with the others.It's not fast compared to the same year bikes but they are comfy considering they're more sport than sport tourer.

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