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Post  mtbeerwah on Fri 30 Mar 2018, 2:55 am

Has anyone owned, or ridden a GSX1400.
If so, what did you think of it ?? I'm curious.

I like the torque figures stated. They seem to pull like a truck.

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Post  opa on Fri 30 Mar 2018, 11:11 am

@mtbeerwah wrote:Has anyone owned, or ridden a GSX1400.
If so,  what did you think of it ?? I'm curious.

I like the torque figures stated. They seem to pull like a truck.
Thought long and hard about one of these and then, because I wanted the three quarter fairing and the uni-trak suspension, bought a Bandit.  Still would like one in the shed though -- 120 N-m of torque at 5,000 rpm; over 110 N-m is maintained from 3,000 rpm right through to 6,000 rpm! For comparison the 1200 Bandit makes about 90 N-m and the 1250 pumps out around 108 N-m at 3700 rpm. The GSX 1400 seems to go and handle at higher speeds as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK3dsuwOs7s
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Post  mtbeerwah on Fri 30 Mar 2018, 4:31 pm

Yeah, I've watched many clips on them, and read all the specs.
Just curious who had actually ridden one.
They've got fully adjustable Suspension too.

I like the truck like torque, but have read it runs out real quick, not having cams to pull it, but I wouldn't buy one over rev and thrash, just short shift and use the torque curve accordingly.

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Post  gus on Fri 30 Mar 2018, 8:38 pm

Its one huge lump of a bike .
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Post  mtbeerwah on Sat 31 Mar 2018, 3:49 am

@gus wrote:Its one huge lump of a bike .

Yeah they are, but their not that much heavier than a Bandit .
I think it's about 227kg dry weight, or near enough to it, and a Gen2 Bandit is 22# something...close to the same dry weight. The 1400 detstroys a Bandit in torque.

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Post  jstava on Tue 08 May 2018, 8:59 pm

I know two people who own them.  They both use them as you've described.  One ended up lugging a sidecar, the other just gets used as a regular ride.  Torquemiesters for sure.  Probably better bikes than Bandits, which shape up in my mind as their "kid brother".

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