Originally Posted by couchcommando
I love the looks and now it has more than enough power. If only they could have made them for £8k ish I would have had one. As it is with my new litre bike costing £6500 the difference is way too much just for better looks
Yeah but it has proper brakes and suspension - the chassis spec is in another league compared to the Gixxer so that's where a fair amount of the wedge is going. Ohlins forks, Ohlins shock, Brembo radial calipers..no to mention the onboard telemetry, the wheels etc. So you're not comparing like with like.
Mind you...it's all academic. I have trouble stretching my 800ss on northern roads and it's amply fast....Hmmmm.....maybe I'll stick with the 800.