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Old 03-20-2006, 01:26 PM   #1
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Old 03-20-2006, 01:27 PM   #2
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...and I'll take the 1400.
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Old 03-20-2006, 01:43 PM   #3
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Well I suppose it depends on what you're looking for. No doubt the 10R is going to be a better handler, and I would be VERY suprised if the difference is 30hp... seems like the 10R is dyno'ing at 160 rwhp or so, and isn't Kawi claiming like 190 or so for the 14? Of course thats crank hp, so I'd imagine you're really looking at significantly less difference than 30. maybe 10 or so. I'd say if you like drag racing or sport touring (in very rapid fashion) the 14 is the way to go. If you like track days or running hard in the corners, then the 10 is probably the way to go. Either way the vast majority of either bike are probably going to be bought by people that really don't pursue any of the above, and I suppose that's just fine too.
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Old 03-20-2006, 02:03 PM   #4
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ZX-14 = city block long, 100lbs heavier, less lean angle, + HP, Street bike



ZX-10 = Shorter, Lighter, More lean angle, race bike



Like the new Volkswagon GTI commercials "My Fast likes..." its all about how you like your fast, Light and agile, or long and low. As for racing one is for road courses, the other for the drag strip.
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Old 03-20-2006, 02:16 PM   #5
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Great explanation. Very clear and concise...
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Old 03-20-2006, 02:16 PM   #6
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Great explanation. Very clear and concise...
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Old 03-20-2006, 02:38 PM   #7
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u can say that again
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Old 03-20-2006, 02:42 PM   #8
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did I mention it was also nonrepetitive
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Old 03-20-2006, 09:08 PM   #9
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To me the ZX14 is more about straight-line stability, comfort and speed. It's look has substantial presence, offering that big-bore bike look that the Hyabusa has. It's about bragging rights, being the most powerful bike. The ZX10R is more about being race-inspired with less comfy ergos, but better cornering flickability. I haven't seen the 14 in showrooms yet, but the ZX10 is incredible looking. I like the lamborghini yellow!
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Old 03-20-2006, 11:04 PM   #10
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What gets me is what you guys never mention about these bikes with mega horsepower. The cost to insure them. My $20k + BMW R1200RT costs about $1k here in Texas to insure. The Kawasaki ZX-14 would cost me $4200 for the same coverage. My insurance company isn't quoting the ZX-14 so high just because it's a Kawasaki. The quote I got for the BMW K1200S was $4180. Do you folks with these bike just not get full coverage insurance? Do you all pay cash for the bikes? In case you're wondering I'm an MSF instructor and my last ticket was in 1988. The exuberant cost of insurance on these bikes really pisses me off because I wouldn't mind having a ZX-14 in my garage but don't have 12k to plunk down on the dealer counter so I'd have to get full coverage insurance. That is not an option. Not $4200 a year.
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