Adam Waheed (33-years-old) – 6’0”, 180 pounds – Suzuki GSX-R750 (street) MV Agusta F3 (Track)
I’ve owned a few GSX-R750s in my day and it’s one of my favorite road bikes. It’s civil enough to ride to church but still serves up more than enough performance to clown around on afterward. Sure it doesn’t have quite as much character as the MV but it’s still a blast, and all you’d need to do to get that level of excitement is throw on a pipe. The GSX-R is just as solid on the track, too, but it’s hard to argue against the wild-ass, light-your-hair-on-fire demeanor of the MV. Sure it’s loose and moves around a lot—plus the range of suspension adjustment is limited—but I just really enjoyed ripping it. Plus no one has one yet here in the States so it adds a degree of exclusivity which I like.
Frankie Garcia (21-years-old) – 5’8”, 175 pounds – Triumph Daytona 675R
If I were to buy one of these three sportbikes it would be the Triumph. The bike comes with a super bad-ass three-cylinder engine and has enough torque to pull a train. The bike doesn’t require any suspension mods because it comes stock with a set of Ohlins pieces front and rear. The bike is just insane and ten levels above the other machines in its class. The engine is better, suspension is better, and it looks trick. Can you tell I like the Triumph?
Brian Steeves (33-years-old) – 5’9”, 170 pounds—Suzuki GSX-R750
It’s hard to get away from what Suzuki has built for 25 years. You could teach your mom how to ride the GSX-R750 and still go to the track and rip it yourself. It comes from the tens of thousands of laps engineers have done over the years. Factor in its reliability and it’s an easy decision. The Suzuki is a motorcycle that has stood the test of time… and one that resonates with a budget-minded rider like me.
Aaron Colton (20-years-old) – 6’2”, 170 pounds – Suzuki GSX-R750
Not only does it have the smoothest power delivery, but it seemed like the most fine-tuned. It’s got a killer motor, great brakes and it is really comfortable on the street. You really can’t go wrong with this bike and it is a ton of fun. I also really liked that you didn’t have to have the thing all spun out like the other bikes. It was more forgiving and easy-to-ride. I’d for sure buy the Suzuki.
2012 Middleweight Sportbike Shootout
2013 MV Agusta F3 Comparison
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R Comparison
2012 Suzuki GSX-R750 Comparison
2012 Middleweight Sportbike Shootout Conclusion