Year: 2005

Ever since the original GSX-R, superbikes have been scarily fast and getting faster. In the past five years ABS, traction control, and throttle maps have worked to tame its bite. The ‘05 Gixxer Thou was the last of the real "widow-makers"—it was lighter and significantly more powerful than the ‘04, while the ‘07 was 15lbs its senior, and was tamed with throttle maps and a restrictive emissions-compliant exhaust.

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