Originally posted by Whlyphobia
Come on now...dude just wants an opinion! But yeah, you could search this one and get a lot. anyway, If money was not the object, and I could go back about 6 months, I'd get a gsxr750 (sorry guys). there's not TOO much difference between the 03/04 and 05/06: I've had both and would have to say my 03' pulled better off the bottom, the 05' is slightly faster on top, and the 05' has a better suspension and slipper clutch to boot, but you could probably pick up an 03' for a really good price.
Originally posted by dzld636
'05 / '06 are the better everything bikes. I wouldn't even look at an '03 when it came out. I had an '02 as was going to upgrade but didn't cause I thought the '03 / '04 was ugly IMO. Anyways when I saw the '05 I fell in love and had to have one and she has been a very special part of my life ever since.
I like my nuts slapping the tank, makes me feel alive!!! see my sigOriginally posted by smarticus
the best part about an 03/04 is every time your on the highway at very illegal speeds in a curve and you see some rough road or an expansion joint coming up, you say oh shit, you imagine what getting bucked at 140 is gonna feel like, you squeeze the tank hard as you can and hang on for dear live as the ride gets violent for a moment, and you watch your friends who ride normal bikes sail around the same curve as if they're riding on clouds. OK so i'm dramatizing a little but it kinda like that. you sorta have to have a screw loose to really love an 03/04 as a road bike. it's probably a killer track bike but i dont know cause ive never been on a track. it seriously keeps you on your toes and makes you a better rider. i wouldnt trade mine for any other bike ive ever ridden. any other bike including the 05/06 feels like a cadillac. but thats just me