For SixPack.... TLR VS GSXR1K





#43
Just now seeing this thread.... I MISS my 01 TLR somthing awful!!!! I sold it after I crashed and felt it wasn't wirth the $1500 it needed to bring back to mint, but that was a mistake... The Yoshi pipes were the most impressive sounding machine I have ever heard..

I also currently have an 06 GSXR 1K that I will NEVER make the mistake of getting rid of. She, too, is very special. Performance wise, obviously the gsxr blows the TL away; however, it doesn't turn heads like the TL...

My 01. First bike I dragged a knee with on the dragon
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And my current beloved 06:
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#45
She shoooo was pretty... Remember the early 2000's when we'd even cover the headlights for better looks? ROFL

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#46
I had a RC51 which completely outclassed the overweight TL .

sorry but when I rode the TL after owning the 51, the TL was a total dog...

Try this on a TL....

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#48
Friend of mine has an RC51. I'd never pick one over a TLR. 2nd most uncomfortable bike I've ever ridden. And if you think the TLR is hot..

The TLR and the RC51 have the exact same 1/4 mile times, the TL has 2hp advantage over the RC51 (barely nothing) and it weighs 7lbs more (whoopie)

The TL is by no means a pig compared to the RC51.
 
#49
Friend of mine has an RC51. I'd never pick one over a TLR. 2nd most uncomfortable bike I've ever ridden. And if you think the TLR is hot..

The TLR and the RC51 have the exact same 1/4 mile times, the TL has 2hp advantage over the RC51 (barely nothing) and it weighs 7lbs more (whoopie)

The TL is by no means a pig compared to the RC51.

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#51
Yeah the old ones do still look good. Here's some more pics of my old girl. :laugh:

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My '05 was no ugly duckling either though.. :thumbsup:

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#52
Now you've got me diggin' through old pics... Here's some more of the 'ol TL...

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My buddy's old SRAD. I was SOOOOO in love with this bike when he had it...
Back when bikes looked good to me. Loved the 90's for sportbikes.

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#54
Dang Bots you had a sweet azz loking TL :bowdown:


Can't believe you parted with it :banghead:

IMO a machine like that deserves a permanent spot in the garage :rulez:
 

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#55
Dang Bots you had a sweet azz loking TL :bowdown:


Can't believe you parted with it :banghead:

IMO a machine like that deserves a permanent spot in the garage :rulez:

That was back in the period of my life that I got a new bike every 2 years. The TLR was replaced by the '02 1K... At the time there was NO looking back. That '02 Gsxr was the fastest thing I'd ever been on, and I was hooked. Should have never traded that one in on the '05 though, that's when things started to change for me.

I was torn between the '05 1K and the '05 Busa. I even took pics of the busa at the Motorcycle show. After seeing the Gix 1k at the show, I was sold. I ordered it the next week. Never was totally sold on the '05 1K it was too small for me. If it weren't for that bike I would have never gotten out of sportbikes for the 2 years I was out of it. And I certainly wouldn't have wanted a cruiser. :laugh:

Here's the pics I found from the '05 International Motorcycle Show. This baby could have been mine. And should have been. :down:
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#56
Hell I don't blame you Bots, hindsight is always 20/20 :whistle:


I remember those 02 gsxr 1000's! They were absolute Nightmares :hide: everybody who had a sportbike wanted 1 cause they were tired of getting passed like they were stuck in neutral.

Those bikes had everybody talking the way BMW has everybody talking about the HP4's now :rulez:

Back then those bikes were invincible.... nothing else remotely compared :bowdown:
 
#57
The RC51 was a production racebike and the chassis was twice as good as the TL. Nobody raced the dog for a reason.

Yes, it was the most uncomfortable streetbike I ever rode, but with a twin full yosh system and mapping it would leave a stock TL for dead! I wish I recorded a sound file before i sold it.

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Friend of mine has an RC51. I'd never pick one over a TLR. 2nd most uncomfortable bike I've ever ridden. And if you think the TLR is hot..

The TLR and the RC51 have the exact same 1/4 mile times, the TL has 2hp advantage over the RC51 (barely nothing) and it weighs 7lbs more (whoopie)

The TL is by no means a pig compared to the RC51.
 

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#59
"Nobody raced the dog for a reason."



Steve Crevier and Larry Pegram raced the TLR in 1998 Pro AMA. The reason they didn't continue was the amount of money stuck into it didn't warrant the change. Honda had twice the R&D money for racing than Suzuki in the 90's.. Where's Honda now?


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