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Old 05-29-2006, 12:54 PM   #61
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If you have already made the decision to buy a charismatic uber-bike, then these machines are both good options. Something like an R-1 or a Rocket III is not suitable for general-purpose riding. Whereas these bikes are actually competent sport-touring machines.



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Old 05-30-2006, 02:14 AM   #62
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Default Re: $11.95?!?

More like embedded bullshyt.
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Old 05-30-2006, 04:37 AM   #63
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Well said, as a Busa owner I would have to agree with your comments. It wouldn't take alot of tweaks to bring the Busa up to date and out-quick the ZX but that can be done with a modi***** of aftermarket goodies. My bike has a riser lifting the bars 5 mm and a Zero Gravity double bubble which provides adequate wind protection without hurting the lines. The bike handles wonderfully(it gets track ridden from time to time) and it serves as a daily commuting/touring platform. And yes, it has alot of character with rattly sounds coming from the engine but when you wind it up....well you know.
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Old 05-31-2006, 05:49 AM   #64
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Old 05-31-2006, 01:19 PM   #65
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While this site is generally unenthused about the K1200S, it still should have been included if you are looking at 160-plus horsepower sport bikes designed to cruise comfortably at triple-digit speeds. It is odd it was not even mentioned in passing. The reviewer can knock the rating down for price but it still makes a more interesting and valid comparison. A reader can then decide for himself whether the price is worth it.
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Old 05-31-2006, 02:04 PM   #66
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Where are the pictures of the insutrument panels? It seems that in many MO reviews, such pictures are missing even though this is the view the rider will see. Plus, better intrumentation was a factor in this review weighing toward the ZX-14, so it'd be helpful to see at least two comparison shots.
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Old 06-01-2006, 06:04 AM   #67
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Sure wish Triumph had stuck to their guns and made their killer machine instead of the Rocket III. Maybe...
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Old 06-01-2006, 08:55 AM   #68
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In car magazines they compare BMW 300 series regularily to M-B C-series. But never to Renault Megane or to Ford Mondeo. They are not even mentioned in passing. Why do you think that is?



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Old 06-01-2006, 09:04 AM   #69
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We'll address it in the future.

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Old 06-02-2006, 06:00 AM   #70
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Actually the ZX14 front end reminds me of one of the bug-eyed "sentinel" robots from the Matrix - check it out if you see a similarity there. Don't get me wrong though, I like it!
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