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    I bought a GSXR 1000 K4 six months ago, my first bike in 10 years. Its a beautiful bike but I just feel it's too big in size for me. I paid 3250 for it and was wondering what other smaller bikes are out there? I don't mind a 750 or 1000.
    Any suggestions for the same money? Must be a sports bike though.

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    Default Re: Suggest different bike for me please

    Do you mean the engine is too big, or the bike is physically too big?

    For no.1 I'd suggest getting a GSXR600 or 750 but I think they're the same size physically as the 1000, for a physically smaller bike you're probably looking at a ZX636 or an R6.

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    Default Re: Suggest different bike for me please

    As above. If the engine is too big/fast then a smaller bike 750/600

    If physically too big then....dunno. I can't imagine the 1000's are much bigger than the 600's I should imagine. The Gixxer's are pretty much identical aren't they? I mean there might be some differences but can't imagine there's much in it. It's not like the olden days when an EXUP was HUGE compared to a FZR600

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    Panigale.

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    It's the physical size of the bike. Years ago I had a Gsxr1000 k2 after I'd had R1's and it felt huge (same reason) and I didn't get on with it so sold it and bought a Duke 996.

    I wouldn't want a 600 so it would have to be a 750 upwards but just wondered what bikes were smaller in size physically for the same sort of money

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    Default Re: Suggest different bike for me please

    Aprilia rsv4 is the smallest

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    Default Re: Suggest different bike for me please

    In your price range they're all going to be very similar. Your best bet is to find a bike shop with a good selection and go have a sit on them all.

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    Default Re: Suggest different bike for me please

    Quote Originally Posted by wozzza72 View Post
    It's the physical size of the bike. Years ago I had a Gsxr1000 k2 after I'd had R1's and it felt huge (same reason)
    That surprises me I had a 98 R1 and went to a GSXR750K2 (same frame etc as 1000 K2) and the 750 felt smaller.

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    Default Re: Suggest different bike for me please

    Superduke, definitely. Out of your budget and not a sportsbike, but this is TRC and them's the rulez

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    Quote Originally Posted by wozzza72 View Post
    It's the physical size of the bike. Years ago I had a Gsxr1000 k2 after I'd had R1's and it felt huge (same reason) and I didn't get on with it so sold it and bought a Duke 996.

    I wouldn't want a 600 so it would have to be a 750 upwards but just wondered what bikes were smaller in size physically for the same sort of money
    Why not a 600, I have a zx6 after having a k4 1000, the 6 could never be described as slow and is more than enough.

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