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SRMark 07-06-2005 09:40 AM

Re: Quick Take: MZ 1000SF
Look down the road, I think my point went zipping by.

KillerKowalski 07-06-2005 10:18 AM

Re: Quick Take: MZ 1000SF
None taken.

It's funny you say that, as I thought the SF looked surprisingling similar to the Z1000. Maybe it's just me. The headlight at least looks really similar.

edward44 07-06-2005 10:26 AM

Re: You know what they say.
This tidbit discovered in the Raptors and Rockets thread under Viking news:

"The Swedish Veterinary Institute reports that between 250-300 animals a year are treated for sexual abuse. "

A man gets lonely during those long, cold, winter months

KillerKowalski 07-06-2005 10:36 AM

Re: Quick Take: MZ 1000SF
Aw, c'mon. Check this out.

Now they're not exactly the same, but I think that they're similar enough that the uninitiated might confuse the two of them. The MZ is $1500 and unknown -to me, and my knowledge is definitive- reliability issues better? What if I threw the MZ pipes on that thar Z?

sportbikebandit 07-06-2005 11:30 AM

Re: You know what they say.
LOL, good one..

drthompson65 07-06-2005 12:32 PM

Re: Quick Take: MZ 1000SF
I like it. Wish I would have waited before I purchase my new Duc. Now I see they are offering a Sport Tourer as well. Looks like alot of bikes from this one plateform. Hope they do well! Sure do miss San Fran though. Lived there for two years and loved every minute.

jungkvist 07-06-2005 04:53 PM

Re: I really like orange!
You forgot the GTO Judge...very, very, seriously orange. And it didn't sell.

jungkvist 07-06-2005 05:05 PM

Well, whaddaya know...
And all this time they've been telling us that the Vikings invaded Scotland because of the climate. Baaaaad Lars, very baaaaad!

jungkvist 07-06-2005 05:10 PM

Re: Quick Take: MZ 1000SF
Yeah, but by that time, the sheeps probably drunk too.

gniewko 07-07-2005 04:38 AM

Re: Quick Take: MZ 1000SF
You're probably right about reliability, dealer support, etc.

I know this topic is about the MZ, but there is something the rubs me really wrong about the Z1000. This bike looks like it was designed by a committee of people who decided, "let's design a funky bike", without having an eye for what looks good. And while being seriously constrained by accountants. Various elements of the bike look "strange" for absolutely no reason, like for example the headlight/fairing unit, the plastic on the sides, the pipes, and so on. It all looks forced, which is my main problem with this bike.

Not only that, but all the pieces put together don't work at all either. There is no unifying idea in this design, no vision. Maybe as a graphic designer myself I'm a little harsh, but this is just a really, really crappy, really cheap-looking design.

Don't even get me started about that new Kawasaki ER-6n - that has even more of that forced funkiness/weirdness that really doesn't work.

So I guess if I were in the market for a naked bike I wouldn't buy either the Z1000 or the MZ1000SF, but forced to choose between those two I would pick the MZ.

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