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Old 10-10-2010, 08:36 AM   #151
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O..M...G...
Well I do think that we need just one more law..a IQ test for a MC license.
You see here in the good ole USA we don't need no stinkn wires to stop.
IF you need ABS to keep from crashing and certain death..then maybe a 5 airbag Volvo is a better choice..
But to shove it down MY throat with a law....just learn to ride
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I agree,no more laws !

Motorcycles have been around for quite a while without ABS.

Why don't you push for airbags on all bikes also like the Gold wing has that should push the manufactures right over the cliff.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:50 AM   #152
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I think Kwak learned something from the 650 twin platform.

Not to mention, both Z1000's are perfect 'next' bikes for ER6N and Ninja 650R owners.
IF you were happy with the 650.

Since the 650 was a popular first bike, I'm sure at least half of them figure out they want
something different during the time they spend with the bike. Some want more sport, some
more touring, some want a big scooter.

;)

Wanting something "different" is probably in all of our nature's, and I don't see a lot of
650R owners going this route.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:57 AM   #153
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I wonder how many amps the alternator will kick out
I wonder if the bars have a neutral or weight forward bias and if bar risers will be available.
I wonder if a good real seat will be available.
I wonder how much it wil cost in the US if it is made available.
I wonder if the fairing will buzz.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:03 AM   #154
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Really? I mean, sure, personally I wish all bikes were several thousand dollars less than what they are too, but you honestly think 10,999.00 is too much? Man that sounds dirt cheap to me!

Up here in Canuckville, a CBF 1000 lists at 12,999.00 an '09 800 Interceptor: $15,299.00 an '08 CBR1000RR $15,549.00 a 1200VFR is $19,999.00 etc.

My '09 F800ST started @ $12,500.00 and only went up from there...
Enjoy it, the Z1000SX will probably be about US$16-17k here.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:07 AM   #155
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One of the display bikes had the panniers fitted. As I mentioned in a previous post, there's an awful lot of ironwork holding them on. I'll post photos tomorrow, but given the development of virtually invisible mounting points on the Multistrada and VFR1200, Kawasaki could have done better.
That's always been the story with Kawasaki, but that's also the reason
why it's cheaper then the other big 3 Jap brands, and that's sometimes
a good thing.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:22 AM   #156
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:22 AM   #157
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I can see the new Z1000SX raising eyebrows of 199x ZZR owners, but
there will probably be more comfortable bikes for the money for those
who want comfort.. faster bikes for those who want to go fast.. and so
on.

That said, I'd probably buy one if I could afford huge insurance rates
we get here, considering the bike will probably be cheaper then a
Yamaha FZ1 and other competitors.
This.

Kawasaki have always offered good bang for your buck, and the SX is in that mould. Plus, there's a demographic that isn't quite ready to give up the inner hooligan but who don't want the 1000cc sportbikes anymore.

Plus the VFR800 and Blackbird owners who won't go near the VFR1200. I think the SX could be a sleeper hit for Big Green.
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:22 AM   #158
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Octane requirement?
yes, definitely.


I have no idea...
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:12 AM   #159
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This.

Kawasaki have always offered good bang for your buck, and the SX is in that mould. Plus, there's a demographic that isn't quite ready to give up the inner hooligan but who don't want the 1000cc sportbikes anymore.

Plus the VFR800 and Blackbird owners who won't go near the VFR1200. I think the SX could be a sleeper hit for Big Green.
Agreed.. but they already tried the same thing with the Z750 naked,
called it Z750S.

The 'S' had a bikini fairing, one-piece seat (much more comfortable
then the naked 2 part sloping forward nut cruncher type) and an
analogue dash (almost identical to the er6f/650r 2006-2008).

Fast, too (110hp).



Price was in the Versys ballpark (cheap).
Didn't sell.
I loved it.

But give it a full supersport-like fairing and call it a Ninja.. and you'd be
seeing them on every corner. People tend to be stupid like that.
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:57 AM   #160
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I liked the Z750S a lot. But they dropped it before I was in a position to buy it..
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:30 AM   #161
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I liked the Z750S a lot. But they dropped it before I was in a position to buy it..
Exactly.. it was in production for what.. 2 years tops?
It just didn't sell.

EU market was all over the naked version, US market won't touch anything
under 1000cc (ignorance is bliss).

I'd buy it over my 650R in 2007 if it was available AND if it had ABS,
which it didn't.
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:10 AM   #162
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All the press seem to be all of a lather over the ZX10. This is one of the few shots i've found of the Z with some accessories.

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Old 10-11-2010, 07:57 AM   #163
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Good to see stylish, capable street bikes being offered... repli-racers are too painful on the street... way to go Kawasaki!
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:19 PM   #164
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It does seem to tick most of the boxes. I just hope that it's fun to ride. I note that the new Speed Triple is 214Kg wet vs 228 Kg for the Kwak. My money is on the Trip for fun and the Z for practicality.
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:27 PM   #165
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I really wish it wasn't called a ninja... or at least did not say ninja on the fairing.

Yes I am that shallow
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