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I wonder why the manufacturers designate their models with those acronyms.

There's got to be a translation of these codes, and I think there are because mostly military products have codes to designate them, so why not motorcycles?

Like in cars, for example, the BMWs have 318, 320, 520, etc
"3" is the chassis cell and "18" is the 1800cc engine. Result: Chassis 3 with 1.8 engine. The same applies to others models.

Somebody told me that (for example) a Suzuki GS, the "GS" means 2 valves per cylinder, but adding and "X" (GSX) means double the GS (4 valves per cylinder).

Have any idea?
 

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so whats the R mean then ? in GSXR or CBR RR or ZX9R its gotta be something universal... :confused:
 

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Need4Speed750 said:
so whats the R mean then ? in GSXR or CBR RR or ZX9R its gotta be something universal... :confused:

A Honda with a VT designator has a V-Twin engine, the VF is a V-4. Throw an R in there and it becomes a sport bike; VTR, VFR. Add the RR and you have Super Sport. I think.
 

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yeah i got that part..but why chose the R..to designate it a Sport Bike..why not Z or X or ABC.. :lol:
 

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:scratch: :scratch: I'm not sure. We will have to just wait for some of the bike gods on here to tell us. And Twisty...we know the "R" adds more power. :lol:
 

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Well yeah, the sticker itself at 5 hp!!!
 

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does the R not stand for racing? Thats what I allways thought. Apparently thats what insurance companies think too, "oh its a gsx-R, I thought you said gsx-F. well in that case it's another bagillion dollars more for your policy"
 

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Well i know that GSXR means, GSX is the motor configuration and the "R" means "rape them in insureance". But really it means Replica. As in Race Replica. My TL-S ment Twin Liter Sport, Where the TL-R means Twin Liter Race Replica. Thats what I was told but dealer but those guys are morons so I could be wrong.
 

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twisty said:
Well i know that GSXR means, GSX is the motor configuration and the "R" means "rape them in insureance". But really it means Replica. As in Race Replica. My TL-S ment Twin Liter Sport, Where the TL-R means Twin Liter Race Replica. Thats what I was told but dealer but those guys are morons so I could be wrong.
Actually that makes sense
 

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twisty said:
Well i know that GSXR means, GSX is the motor configuration and the "R" means "rape them in insureance".
I know what you mean... my ZX-9 has a R meaning ZX-9R....RAPE!!! :rofl:
 

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04gixxer750 said:
my wife thinks GSX-R means little boy that doesnt wanna grow up

LOL..thats what mine says now. :bonk:
 
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