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Old 09-29-2010, 03:09 AM   #1
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Kawasaki Z1000S

Coming in 2011, to compete with the Bandit 1250 and CBF1000. Looks sharp, 130bhp, 228kg, full options list.
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Old 09-29-2010, 03:46 AM   #2
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Care to share any more information or a source?
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:31 AM   #3
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Is that what's on the cover of today's MCN?

They've got a New Top Secret Bike Leaked teaser up on their website, but being out of the UK I haven't seen this week's issue.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:56 AM   #4
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Haven't seen the photos yet - but the stock Z1000 gets a lot of good press. Could be a fun all rounder.
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:58 AM   #5
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Coming in 2011, to compete with the Bandit 1250 and CBF1000. Looks sharp, 130bhp, 228kg, full options list.
Come on... throw us a bone....Where's some pics
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:41 AM   #6
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I hope it looks better than the 2011 ZX10R, that's one ugly mf er

But that is also a good thing, the 04-05 10R is still the best looking kawi ever



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Old 09-29-2010, 02:30 PM   #7
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:37 PM   #8
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I really like the direction Kawi has taken with their recent bikes. Fresh design, quality components, make a big difference.

But I am quite excited by the idea of a Z1000S, basically a ZX10 with semi fairings & handlebar. Now if only they could go the Ducati route & provide an "S" version with Ohlins suspension & Brembo brakes. Then I dont need be a used parts vulture
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:43 PM   #9
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I don't know myself. It seems a lot more sport bike-ish than a CBF1000 or a Bandit 1250 to me.

I would still like to see one up close and personal though
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:08 PM   #10
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Very interesting. I was wondering about how to make one into a lighter (than most others in that category) sport tourer....

Hope they "fixed" the instrument cluster into something legible.

Ray_Rev, looks like you are a source of information for Hell for Leather....
http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...al-liter-bike/
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:20 AM   #11
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Very interesting. I was wondering about how to make one into a lighter (than most others in that category) sport tourer....

Hope they "fixed" the instrument cluster into something legible.

Ray_Rev, looks like you are a source of information for Hell for Leather....
http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...al-liter-bike/
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:14 AM   #12
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saw this thread yesterday, hell for leather tweeted it this morning

as usual, ADV is ahead of the curve. They even linked this thread from their article.
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:26 AM   #13
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The question is will they do it with the snakeskin saddle?

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Old 09-30-2010, 05:38 AM   #14
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The question is will they do it with the snakeskin saddle?

That's snakeskin? It looks like my mother's drapes.
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:53 AM   #15
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I knew i'd seen that snout somewhere..

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