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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-16-2019, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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The GSXR stereotype !!!!

I used to think my brother and I just generalized these unfairly when regularly bashing GSXR riders as squids. It seems that we're not alone in this sentiment. So how about it, fellow riders? Is the GSXR the unofficial squid mount, or just another sportbike? I have no beef with the bike itself, btw. They're actually well built, competitive machines, and I wouldn't mind having a 750 for a track day weapon. https://scrabblewordfinder.vip/ https://www.applock.ooo/ https://www.7zip.vip/
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I used to think my brother and I just generalized these unfairly when regularly bashing GSXR riders as squids. It seems that we're not alone in this sentiment. So how about it, fellow riders? Is the GSXR the unofficial squid mount, or just another sportbike? I have no beef with the bike itself, btw. They're actually well built, competitive machines, and I wouldn't mind having a 750 for a track day weapon.
Squids have existed long before GSXR's and do what they do regardless of make of the motorcycle. Stereotypes exist only in the minds of the prejudiced.
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Wife beater, Cargo shorts, flip flops, backwards snapback, 110 degrees at the beach on a GSXR sounds like squid heaven XD
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Used to be a stigma in my own mind to some degree but they work so well, there's a reason they're popular.

The 750 is an awesome track bike.
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It was the dominant bike for a long time. And, well, haters gonna hate.
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The 'squids' in my town aren't biased on what they hooligan around town. If it has 2 wheels, dirt cheap and somewhat runs they're on it. GSX-R, CBR, NINJA or R6 seen them all ragged out and scrappy but run enough for some kid to raise hell on. Starting to see more supermoto's last couple years on one wheel on the streets so those are gaining popularity in the "look at me" groups.
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Im too old for that mess. I ride Suzuki because they are tough as nails.
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Wife beater, Cargo shorts, flip flops, backwards snapback, 110 degrees at the beach on a GSXR sounds like squid heaven XD
Sounds like a shopping list

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The 'squids' in my town aren't biased on what they hooligan around town. If it has 2 wheels, dirt cheap and somewhat runs they're on it. GSX-R, CBR, NINJA or R6 seen them all ragged out and scrappy but run enough for some kid to raise hell on. Starting to see more supermoto's last couple years on one wheel on the streets so those are gaining popularity in the "look at me" groups.
Thankfully the 'squids' around here are more of the 4 wheel drive & ATV types and seem to be afraid of the sportbikes. A common comment is "man those things will KILL you!"
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I like the meme's and gifs floating around.

There's one of a guy standing next to the bike just banging the motor off the redline with the caption- Gixxer rider warming up his bike at the track at 6am...
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I like the meme's and gifs floating around.

There's one of a guy standing next to the bike just banging the motor off the redline with the caption- Gixxer rider warming up his bike at the track at 6am...

I'm dead because I can totally see it happening at 6am too.

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I wonder why people bother with a warmup at the track. It's going to get warm riding to and from tech, and then lap 1 when you're knocking off the rust takes care of the rest. And being in the garages with these idiots backed in warming up their bikes and trying to asphyxiate us all....
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