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Old 07-06-2005, 09:40 AM   #31
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Default Re: Quick Take: MZ 1000SF

Look down the road, I think my point went zipping by.
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Old 07-06-2005, 10:18 AM   #32
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Default 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.
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Old 07-06-2005, 10:26 AM   #33
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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
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Old 07-06-2005, 10:36 AM   #34
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Default Re: Quick Take: MZ 1000SF

Aw, c'mon. Check this out.

http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mcmz/05...n_sforange.jpg

http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mckaw/0...00a_data02.jpg



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?
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Old 07-06-2005, 11:30 AM   #35
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LOL, good one..
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:32 PM   #36
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Default 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.
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Old 07-06-2005, 04:53 PM   #37
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You forgot the GTO Judge...very, very, seriously orange. And it didn't sell.
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Old 07-06-2005, 05:05 PM   #38
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And all this time they've been telling us that the Vikings invaded Scotland because of the climate. Baaaaad Lars, very baaaaad!
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Old 07-06-2005, 05:10 PM   #39
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Yeah, but by that time, the sheeps probably drunk too.
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Old 07-07-2005, 04:38 AM   #40
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Default 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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