Mod of the North.
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Take a wild guess...
Well, You aren't wrong about the pace of thier product development. The X is actually for eXperimental. GSXR stands for Grand Sport eXperimental Racing.
In the mid 80's when the first modern sport bikes were developed the market had just experienced a huge success with the with large powerful engines in standard motorcycle frames like the GS1100, Kawasaki GPz1100, and the six cylinder Honda CBX. It was a new type of motorcycle and the focus on performance drove the manufacturers into a very competitive mind set. When speeds approached 300 kph in 1999 the speed was capped and now performance involves weight reduction and handling characteristics. Electronics seems to be the new frontier now.
Favorite Quote: "Told y'all I was gonna blow shit up." -Fubar
Total MPG Wins: 189 (Retired)