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Old 03-21-2006, 08:00 AM   #21
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VERY different niches...



The ZX-10R is an uncomfortable, uncompromising superbike. Its designed to go around a road-course racetrack at absolutely insane speeds.



The ZX-14 is a hypertourer: A long and low VFR fitted with a Transwarp drive. Its designed to blur the scenery on the Autobahn at an electronically limited 300 kph, and to post <10s drag-strip times out of the box.



Me, I'd get the ZX-14: Comfort counts, and if I want a track bike, thats what an EX250 is for.

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Old 03-21-2006, 08:02 AM   #22
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State farm doesn't do THAT much bike underwriting, so they underwrite by displacement and try to cherry-pick good drivers.



Really, I believe State Farm just throws the bikes into one of 3 classes based on displacement, and goes from there.



I've been very happy with State Farm.

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Old 03-21-2006, 08:04 AM   #23
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i think you have to have your car or house already w/ state farm, right?
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Old 03-21-2006, 08:13 AM   #24
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Depends on your agent, but the car prices are generally good too.

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Old 03-21-2006, 08:14 AM   #25
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I use state farm as well. I don't have the paperwork where I can look at it now, but I 'think' my cost is in the neighborhood of $600 a year for full coverage. (00 k1200rs)



I've been with them for years (autos/home and buisness insured with them too) and have only filed one claim. (busted car window)
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Old 03-21-2006, 08:25 AM   #26
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This is easy. If you are a girl or a beginer and want everybody to laugh at you because you can only handle an entry level bike, get the ZX-10R. If you're a man, get the ZX-14.



Pretty simple stuff.
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:14 PM   #27
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As a licensed road racer I don't understand why one would want to spend an extra $300 for an extra 100 pounds of pork and relatively useless motor, along with vague handling and an unwillingness to bend into a turn. I also don't understand why anyone would ride a motorcycle on a public road, especially for long distances.
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Old 03-22-2006, 05:19 PM   #28
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I ride mine to pick up chicks. The Taurus just wasn't getting the job done.
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Old 03-25-2006, 01:37 AM   #29
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Now that the State Farm ads are done, I have to ask why anyone would insure a bike for $3000 TO $4000 a year. It's a bad investment. Ride a clunker, save a couple of years of insurance and start using their money! 2002 Concours and 2003 SV1000s = $380 a year... Now thats settled lets work on the cost of tires for these things that have the lfe span of a flash cube.
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:04 AM   #30
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The way i read it, the zx-10r hit 166 hp on the dyno, while the zx-14 got 171 hp. Thats not a very large difference.



I am 6'4" and i find my zx-10r plenty confortable for long rides. Sure i cant feel my hands after an hour or so. But i love every minute.
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