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Old 10-29-2001, 12:49 PM   #101
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Default LongHaul Touring=Shaft..Sport Touring=Chain and AutoOiler

Its a simple solution...If you want "Sport" you want a chain...if you're going touring with a chain you need an AutoOiler system
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Old 10-29-2001, 01:05 PM   #102
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Default Where is my new ST from Suzuki ??? Or many other cool bikes

For those of you lucky enough to have spent many hours on a Hayabusa...you know how substantial the power delivery is on that machine. If you are also over 35 years old and have put on a few pounds (like me) you also know that this platform could translate into the finest ST ever concieved...Am I the only one who recognizes that there is an aging demographic of MC riders who grew up on Jap performance bikes and want a new bike that blends sports, peformance, and a comfortable riding position ?????



With all the motorcycles being produced, it seems a shame that there are great motocycles that are NOT being made...Here is my list of just a few that would seem to me to be a slam dunk



Suzuki ST1400 (with Busa motor 450 lbs. max)

Suzuki SV1000 (duhhh!!!)

Suzuki DL1000 (with exciting bodywork..What were they thinking??)

Honda Hawk 998( this is too easy)

Honda Interceptor 800 ( 400 lbs. max)or

Honda Interceptor1100 (450 lbs. max)

Yamaha FJR1300 (just bring it HERE!!!)

Yamaha V-Twin anything

Kawasaki...



What do you think???????



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Old 11-03-2001, 07:19 AM   #103
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Default Re: 2002 Kawasaki ZZ-R1200

for me only TRIUMPH TROPHY 1200!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-07-2001, 09:12 AM   #104
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Default Re: 2002 Kawasaki ZZ-R1200

My VTR1000 gets awfull gas mileage but out of the 8 bikes i've owned, it is the most comfortable bike i've ridden. Givi makes a great hard bag for it and the throttle response is perfect for the street. IT IS A GREAT SPORT TOURER!! I put hundreds of miles on it at a time and have travelled for days aboard it. Rode from Florida to the Honda Hoot last year too. Yeah, so what it only goes 100 miles before stopping for gas. Uh, last time I checked, this is the 21st century, which means massive overpopulation, crowded streets, and a freakin gas station and Burger King on every corner. Besides, I get thirsty or have to go to the bathroom before I run out of gas....so I have to stop anyway. So what the heck does gas mileage have to do with touring abilities, unless your living in the desert or in some country that only has a gas station every 2 or 300 miles. I've owned a lot of bikes and I love my VTR1000. It's the only bike i've ever owned that I didnt want to trade in the second the lasted new fangled sport bike came out and every one of my friends traded their bikes in for it.



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Old 11-07-2001, 10:24 AM   #105
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Default Re: How

Where do you ride, some other planet that doesn't have a gas station on every corner, or at least every 10 miles. Can you actually ride 200 miles on your bike without getting off to stretch or drink or pee, I don't think so. I've spent days at a time on my VTR and NEVER was the 120 miles/tank an issue. Oh, let me repeat that...NEVER WAS AN ISSUE...NEVER...one more time...NEVER!!! I have to pee, eat, drink or stretch way before my 120 miles are up.. I just fill back up while i'm at it.
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Old 12-15-2001, 05:39 AM   #106
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Default Re: 2002 Kawasaki ZZ-R1200

You just reminded me how inexpensive the superhawk is to own. I paid $9K for mine new in '98. Great fun bike for short and medium trips. Not great for long trips (Western Texas to Key West Florida, my ass and legs were killing me) Gas tank capacity too small. My '90 FJ1200 w/ Corbin seat much more suited for long hauls. My friend (rides a '89 FJ1200) is looking to buy the ZZ-R1200. Too generic for me. I have my eye on the '02 CBR1100XX.
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Old 12-15-2001, 05:47 AM   #107
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Default Re: How

I second that. See my resonse by kietbusby.
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Old 12-15-2001, 06:06 AM   #108
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Default Re: 2002 Kawasaki ZZ-R1200

My friend and I ride FJ's ('89 Fj1200 and '90 Fj1200) are in the market for new ST's. We recently attended a motorcycle show @ the Long Beach Convention Ctr in California. Kawasaki rep indicated that production will not start until Jan. '02 and will hit the dealer floors around March. John Q. Public won't see a full test for at least a few months. It looks okay. My friend is interested. Too generic for me. My eye is on the '02 CBR1100XX.
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Old 12-23-2001, 11:08 AM   #109
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Default Re: 2002 Kawasaki ZZ-R1200

I agree that it may turn into one of the "in betweeners". It looks like they are trying the 95/96 gPZ1100 route again with the same advertizing push, "put the 'sport' in sport touring". The fairings are even similar. Unfortunately for that bike, it never sold well, even though it is a solid package for the everyday rider. As you can probably tell, I own a gPZ11. I will be giving the ZZR12 a long look as a possible replacement, I just wish it came in the same color RED.
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Old 12-28-2001, 02:58 AM   #110
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Default Re: 2002 Kawasaki ZZ-R1200

So where is the progress? My ZZR from 1990 in standard form produced more bhp, had a better top speed and was something that eveybody wanted because it was, at the time, the worlds fastest motorcycle. So why would anybody want a ZZR12?
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