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Old 07-15-2013, 01:29 AM   #271
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Can a 2010 onwards z1000 run on regular or does it have to be premium?

When ridden conservatively what mpg can be expected?

What luggage options are available if any?
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:51 AM   #272
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Can a 2010 onwards z1000 run on regular or does it have to be premium?

When ridden conservatively what mpg can be expected?

What luggage options are available if any?
Official recommendation is premium but just about everyone runs regular without a problem.

Mid to upper 30's mpg.

There are lots of soft luggage options, but no hard panniers that I'm aware of. I have a Givi E55 top case (see photo above) and Givi XStream luggage, photos are at http://www.z1000forum.com/forum/z100...m-luggage.html
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:10 AM   #273
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:08 AM   #274
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Can you post the pics on here? It wont let me view them as im not a forum member. They don't seem to be popular bikes in the US, not many reviews or youtube vids on them.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:35 AM   #275
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Can you post the pics on here? It wont let me view them as im not a forum member. They don't seem to be popular bikes in the US, not many reviews or youtube vids on them.
Sorry about that, sometimes I forget non-members cannot see the photos there.





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Old 07-16-2013, 07:42 AM   #276
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Official recommendation is premium but just about everyone runs regular without a problem.

Mid to upper 30's mpg.
That seems a bit low... I've read on Z1000forum that some guys get mid to upper 40s
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:44 AM   #277
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Can you post the pics on here? It wont let me view them as im not a forum member. They don't seem to be popular bikes in the US, not many reviews or youtube vids on them.
I use a Ventura Rack, I have two sizes.


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That seems a bit low... I've read on Z1000forum that some guys get mid to upper 40s
Motorcycle Consumer News found 40.2/34.4/37.2 for high/low/mean and that's essentially what I get as well. Don't want to give anyone the impression that 40+ mpg is to be expected.
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Motorcycle Consumer News found 40.2/34.4/37.2 for high/low/mean and that's essentially what I get as well. Don't want to give anyone the impression that 40+ mpg is to be expected.
OK then, I have no idea what my mpg is... it's not a deal breaker for me. It gets 'good enough' gas mileage and keeps grins on my face.

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I use a Ventura Rack, I have two sizes.
Are you carrying a tripod around in the Ventura bag? Super long exposures on very fine ISO settings, very nice photos!
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Are you carrying a tripod around in the Ventura bag? Super long exposures on very fine ISO settings, very nice photos!
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Kit_with.html



I also have an enormous old Bogen tripod, but it's far to big to safely carry on a bike.
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