Welcome to NESR! Most features of this site require registration, including replying to threads, sending private messages, starting new threads, and uploading files. Click here to register.

View Poll Results: which should i buy

Voters
43. You may not vote on this poll
  • suzuki gsxr 750 20k miles 3k price

    5 11.63%
  • ducati 748 9k miles 4k price

    10 23.26%
  • neither ur gonna kill urself

    28 65.12%
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 76

01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    boston
    Age
    33
    Posts
    58

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr


    i have the choice in buying a 2002 suzuki gsxr with 20k miles for 3k or a ducati 748 2001 for 4k with about 9k miles what would u do p.s this is my first bike purchase

    0 Not allowed!

  2. #2
    IWOK Prez. bigred875's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Manvile, RI
    Posts
    8,123

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    neither...keep shopping

    gsxr - inline 4 very very fast...easy to maintain, but more bike then a newb should have

    duc - Vtwin fast enough but out of these a better choice for a newb, requires frequent $$ maintainance...unless you have a lot of $$ or are handy I would advise against it

    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by ThisBitch View Post
    From my experience, its the natural red heads (aka gingers) that have no soul--- I mean are crazy.

  3. #3
    Just Registered bump909's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Lynn, MA
    Age
    41
    Posts
    3,269

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    crap, i voted and i thought it said "neither, please kill yourself".

    0 Not allowed!
    '01 Aprilia SL1000 Falco
    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky Mike View Post
    I'll always be greasy on the inside.

  4. #4
    Lifer odduc's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    NH
    Age
    51
    Posts
    2,128

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    For your first bike....
    Sorry, but both of these bikes would be over your head. Please don't take offense to that, but I'm simply telling it like it is.

    First of all, I can pretty much guarantee you that the Ducati will be intimidating for a new rider because of the riding position which places you almost directly over the front wheel. Additionally, it is NOT a forgiving bike, it WILL spit you off if you're not very precise with the throttle and clutch. Also, they are high maintenance (read=$$$$$) I know because I own one.

    Second, the GSX-R 750 is very powerful and I would not reccomend for a new rider for a few of the same reasons I mentioned above against the Ducati.

    You should be looking at something like an SV-650. This is a great bike that you would not get bored with as your skills improve.

    Just my $.02

    0 Not allowed!
    LRRS#167

  5. #5
    Super Moderator OreoGaborio's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    MA
    Age
    39
    Posts
    36,725

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    yup, i wouldnt' get either one as a first bike. too many reasons to list.

    0 Not allowed!
    -Pete LRRS/CCS #82 - ECK Racing, TonysTrackDays, Ironstone Ventures
    GMD Computrack Boston | Pine Motorparts/PBE Specialists | Phoenix Graphics | Woodcraft | Street & Competition | MTag-Pirelli | OnTrack Media

    The Garage: '03 Tuono | '06 SV650

  6. #6
    Everybody to the limit!
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Winchester, MA
    Age
    38
    Posts
    6,750

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    What should I have with my lunch today, an apple or an orange?

    0 Not allowed!

  7. #7
    Littering and........
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    7,233

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    Originally posted by Honclfibr
    What should I have with my lunch today, an apple or an orange?
    A beer, you fuckin pussy.

    0 Not allowed!

  8. #8
    Lifer
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Ma
    Posts
    10,827

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    Originally posted by highsider
    A beer, you fuckin pussy.
    vodka martini you hick.

    oh, and I voted same as bump.

    0 Not allowed!
    It's all water under the bridge, and we do enter the next round-robin. Am I wrong?

  9. #9
    Lifer LuvDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Ashland, MA
    Age
    50
    Posts
    2,572

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    Where is the " all of the above" option.

    Personally, I like both the GSXR750 and the Duc 748.

    Red pretty much summed it up.

    What condition are these bikes in? are they salvage title?

    0 Not allowed!
    2003 ZX7R
    1995 916

  10. #10
    Bikeless in Blackstone The Snowman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    12,699

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    Neither for a new rider, but tell me where the 748 Duc is so I can take a look at it...


    0 Not allowed!
    CCS/LRRS Expert#39, retired | Tony's Track Days, Instructor #11, retired
    |

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    boston
    Age
    33
    Posts
    58

    now i wanna cry

    neither have salvage title and ducatti is one my freind has. I want to get a bike i have like tops 4grand to spend and am looking for a bike in next 2 weeks. Keep coming if ne one wants to give me info on a bike for sale or more brands that i should look for shout me a holler.


    p.s im taking classes will it still be too much for me sry for newb questions. Lol o yea is 20k miles a shit load of miles and are these good prices for bikes conditon are both pretty good

    **Updated for my grammar teacher**

    0 Not allowed!
    Last edited by RockStartyme; 07-18-06 at 12:32 PM.

  12. #12
    Everybody to the limit!
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Winchester, MA
    Age
    38
    Posts
    6,750

    Re: now i wanna cry

    Originally posted by RockStartyme
    neither have salvage title and ducatti is one my freind has i want to get a bike i have like tops 4grand to spend and am looking for a bike in next 2 weeks thx for info keep coming if ne one wants to give me info on a bike for sale thats good for me shout me a holler p.s im taking classes will it still be too much for me sry for newb questions lol o yea is 20k miles a shit load of miles and are these good prices for bikes conditon are both pretty good
    Don't look now, but somebody stole all your punctuation marks.

    0 Not allowed!

  13. #13
    IWOK Prez. bigred875's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Manvile, RI
    Posts
    8,123

    Re: now i wanna cry

    Originally posted by RockStartyme
    neither have salvage title and ducatti is one my freind has i want to get a bike i have like tops 4grand to spend and am looking for a bike in next 2 weeks thx for info keep coming if ne one wants to give me info on a bike for sale thats good for me shout me a holler p.s im taking classes will it still be too much for me sry for newb questions lol o yea is 20k miles a shit load of miles and are these good prices for bikes conditon are both pretty good
    4 grand is plenty to find a decent bike but in the end it is up to you..you can kill yourself on a 250...if you are level headed you should be ok and not get hurt... try craigslist...

    02 gsxr600 - http://forums.onedownfiveup.com/inde...howtopic=41345

    02 sv(great 1st bike!) http://forums.onedownfiveup.com/inde...howtopic=41173

    00 zx6r http://forums.onedownfiveup.com/inde...howtopic=40445

    02 sv - http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/...threadid=22509

    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by ThisBitch View Post
    From my experience, its the natural red heads (aka gingers) that have no soul--- I mean are crazy.

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    boston
    Age
    33
    Posts
    58

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    lol sry im at work trying to be secretive

    0 Not allowed!

  15. #15
    Everybody to the limit!
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Winchester, MA
    Age
    38
    Posts
    6,750

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    Originally posted by RockStartyme
    lol sry im at work trying to be secretive
    Mission accomplished, noone is going to have a clue what you're writing. Hopefully your brain is more organized and focused than your internet posting would indicate; otherwise it doesn't matter what bike you buy, you're liable to get distracted by something shiny on the ground and ride off a bridge.

    In which case I'd recommend the ducati, you'll look much more stylish riding off a bridge or into a bridge abuttment on one of those. It's been done to death on the GSXR, totally passe.

    0 Not allowed!

  16. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    boston
    Age
    33
    Posts
    58

    wow wtf mom

    jesus easy with bashing ill fix enough already jeesh lol

    0 Not allowed!

  17. #17
    calm like a bomb mikeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    granite state
    Posts
    3,631

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    Originally posted by Honclfibr
    Mission accomplished, noone is going to have a clue what you're writing. Hopefully your brain is more organized and focused than your internet posting would indicate; otherwise it doesn't matter what bike you buy, you're liable to get distracted by something shiny on the ground and ride off a bridge.

    In which case I'd recommend the ducati, you'll look much more stylish riding off a bridge or into a bridge abuttment on one of those. It's been done to death on the GSXR, totally passe.
    your an asshole, but atleast an entertaining asshole

    0 Not allowed!

  18. #18

    Re: now i wanna cry

    Originally posted by RockStartyme
    neither have salvage title and ducatti is one my freind has. I want to get a bike i have like tops 4grand to spend and am looking for a bike in next 2 weeks. Keep coming if ne one wants to give me info on a bike for sale or more brands that i should look for shout me a holler.


    p.s im taking classes will it still be too much for me sry for newb questions. Lol o yea is 20k miles a shit load of miles and are these good prices for bikes conditon are both pretty good

    **Updated for my grammar teacher**
    i'm glad this is updated with punctuation. i would have had no idea what you were talking about.

    0 Not allowed!

  19. #19
    Littering and........
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    7,233

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    Originally posted by hessogood
    vodka martini you hick.

    oh, and I voted same as bump.
    Vodka martinis are for pussies. Men drink beer or whiskey. Pussy.

    And on a more relevant note - this topic has been beaten to death, but I'll throw my two cents in for the newbie - neither of those bikes will stab you, shoot you, or buck you off.

    I learned to ride on a Yamaha FJ1200 with a bunch of work done to the motor. It was the world's most awful beginner bike. I'm still alive. As bigred said, as long as you use your head with whatever you end up getting, you'll be fine.

    No, a Duc 748 or a GSXR 600 would not be my recommendation for a first bike, but not because you will "kill yourself". I think on something a little bit more manageable, you will learn more about riding a bike, and ready yourself for something quicker in the future.


    0 Not allowed!

  20. #20
    IWOK Prez. bigred875's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Manvile, RI
    Posts
    8,123

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    Originally posted by highsider
    Vodka martinis are for pussies. Men drink beer or whiskey. Pussy.
    or a REAL martini...if it doesnt have gin it isnt a martini

    learned to ride on a Yamaha FJ1200 with a bunch of work done to the motor. It was the world's most awful beginner bike. I'm still alive.
    so tell me chris..how is it you got that screen name?

    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by ThisBitch View Post
    From my experience, its the natural red heads (aka gingers) that have no soul--- I mean are crazy.

  21. #21
    Littering and........
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    7,233

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    Originally posted by bigred875

    so tell me chris..how is it you got that screen name?
    Ummm.....it involved an FJ1200?

    Just for clarities sake - while all of the douchebags I happened to be riding with that day decided to call me "highsider", I never actually came off the bike.

    It was a very valuable lesson I learned that day - dont chop off the throttle while leaned over in corners. Especially on a bike with shitty bias tires on it.

    0 Not allowed!

  22. #22
    medium pimpin' slaps76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Medfa', MA
    Posts
    913

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    You'll poke your eye out.

    Buy a Ninja 250, 500, or Suzuki GS500 for a first bike...MAYBE a SV650. Race replica 600's and bigger are not good first bikes, even if you take the MSF, which you should take either way. You're going to make a lot of mistakes when learning to ride, and you're better off on a bike more forgiving to those mistakes.

    Like chopping off the throttle in mid-turn.

    0 Not allowed!
    "It is important never to forget where u all came from becoz black, white, brown or pakistani we all come from de same place de punani."
    -Ali G

    Triumph Daytona 675 SE

  23. #23
    Lifer
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Ma
    Posts
    10,827

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    20 beers or 3-4 martinis? Which do you prefer? I challenge anyone to keep up without crapping their pants.

    0 Not allowed!
    It's all water under the bridge, and we do enter the next round-robin. Am I wrong?

  24. #24
    Everybody to the limit!
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Winchester, MA
    Age
    38
    Posts
    6,750

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    Originally posted by highsider
    Vodka martinis are for pussies. Men drink beer or whiskey.
    Ever had a boilermaker? Shot of whiskey dropped into a beer and chugged? Don't think I've ever had a more vile concoction in my life. And I like beer and whiskey.

    0 Not allowed!

  25. #25
    IWOK Prez. bigred875's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Manvile, RI
    Posts
    8,123

    01 ducati 748 vs 2002 suzuki gsxr

    Originally posted by hessogood
    20 beers or 3-4 martinis? Which do you prefer? I challenge anyone to keep up without crapping their pants.
    vodka shaken up with ice isnt a martini..thats my point...but i am with ya...i prefer the jet fuel lol

    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by ThisBitch View Post
    From my experience, its the natural red heads (aka gingers) that have no soul--- I mean are crazy.

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •