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2008 GSX-R Shootout Photo Gallery

Read Steve Atlas' breakdown of the 2008 GSX-R lineup as MotorcycleUSA pits the 600, 750 and 1000 head-to-head.

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Adam, John, and Steve talk about each bike's peculiarities in between track sessions.
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Draggin a knee won't be a problem on the GSX-R750. We wanted to see how it stacked up against its siblings, but it has no true rival, as it is the only 750 still on the assembly line.
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Sometimes getting a taste of asphalt happens to even the best riders.
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Nip & Tuck's John Hensley lends a hand in testing the GSX-R trio.
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Sparks fly in our Gixxer shootout. We knew there would be some scraped footpegs in this GSX-R showdown.
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The best of both worlds... In the GSX-R750 a rider gets middleweight handling with more oomph in the motor than the supersport 600.
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The little Gixxer does a lot of things well and our testing group loved it at the track.
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Without rival in the AMA Superbike championship, the GSX-R1000 is synonymous with winning thanks to Mr. Mladin and Spies.
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The GSX-R enjoys a cult-like status among sportbike/superbike fans.
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For 2008 the Gixxer 600 improved low-mid range power and features top notch componentry.
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When he's not on the set, actor John Hensley likes to spin laps at the track.
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There's no shortage of horsepower on this chart.
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What's size fits you best - 600cc, 750cc or maybe the 1000?
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Miss the perfect line? You can make up for small mistakes on the 1K thanks to its prodigious power.
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Atlas' crash aftermath...
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Atlas' crash aftermath...
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Atlas' crash aftermath...
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Atlas' crash aftermath...
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And the winner is ...
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Versatility is a wonderful thing and placing second in both the street and track, the GSX-R750 takes top honors in our Gixxer Shootout.
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When it all comes together, there is a graceful symmetry between bike, rider and track.