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Old 09-17-2002, 04:05 AM   #81
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Default The pipes

Man, those pipes friggin rock! Knowing how liberal the Japanese are getting with funky metals, they're probably titanium, too (a la the 929/954).
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Old 09-17-2002, 04:11 AM   #82
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Default Re: Can it race it 600 SuperSport??

There's 2 different bikes: the ZX-6r (636 cc for the street) and the ZX-6RR (599cc for ss racing). The RR can be for street use also, I guess.
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Old 09-17-2002, 04:16 AM   #83
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Default Another chance for an RR

I missed out on buying what is one of my favorite bikes ever in '96, a ZX-7RR. I don't think I'll miss out on another chance this time around.



What a track day bike.



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Old 09-17-2002, 04:52 AM   #84
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Default Re: 2003 Kawasaki Reader Feedback

No new Concours? So much for that rumor... With all the interest generated by the FJR1300 and the ST1300, I think Kawasaki is missing the boat by not having a competitive entry in this growing segment.
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Old 09-17-2002, 05:15 AM   #85
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Default Re: 2003 Kawasaki Reader Feedback

What are "radial" brakes?
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Old 09-17-2002, 05:30 AM   #86
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Default Re: 2003 Kawasaki Reader Feedback

I think a company can only afford to jump on so many boats at once. And the longer a product sells without modifications, the more profitable it becomes (once they recoup the tooling costs, there's more profit to be had). So, the Connie must be a big cash cow for Kawasaki. And doesn't the ZZR-1200 compete with the bikes you listed on the sporty side of the sport-touring equation?
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Old 09-17-2002, 05:40 AM   #87
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Default Re: 2003 Kawasaki Reader Feedback

Or if you could order motorcycles from amazon.co.uk....
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Old 09-17-2002, 05:54 AM   #88
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Default Re: Upon closer inspection.....

All good points! Weight distribution is a biggy. Another big one is traction. Your tires have a certain amount of traction that can be split between 3 things. Accelleration, deceleration, and turning. In a front wheel drive car you're using traction for accelleration and turning at the same time, so essentially you have half as much traction for each, and the rear tires are sitting back there not doing much of anything! This is why you have understeer (push)



In RWD, the fronts can concentrate all on turning, while the backs can use all their traction for accelleration. Plus, you can put bigger tires back there since they don't have to turn in their wheel wells.



AWD is nice, too, but generally only for offroad racing where traction is at a premium. You'll notice you don't see any AWD racers on the concrete (unless based off stock vehicles), because they want 100% of that traction up front for turning. F1, CART, NASCAR... all RWD



Ok, i'm totally rambling, but I'm bored at work. sue me.



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Old 09-17-2002, 05:57 AM   #89
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Default Re: Where is the 10R(R)

Maybe this rumored twin is the new TL1000R in Team Green clothing?

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Old 09-17-2002, 06:00 AM   #90
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Default Re: Don't forget Squidly

I'm with you too...I'm 23 in the Chicago area and I'm the only guy I ever see wearing gear. There are precious few non squids in the Chicago area. You looking for a ride somewhere?



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