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Old 08-22-2006, 09:24 PM   #1
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Is the Z1000 the Lost Naked Bike? I can't say I can remember the last time it was featured in a comparo anywhere. And I thought it was supposed to be a rather solid bike. What gives? Well, here is to the hope that it ends up being a stripped down liter bike.
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Old 08-22-2006, 09:30 PM   #2
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Oh yeah, more pictures here.
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Old 08-22-2006, 09:52 PM   #3
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Oh Please let it be less than 8 grand. Oh PLEEEZ don't get expensive on me now that you're even more beautiful and spec'd out nicely!



I'm on the LOVE side of those pipes.
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Old 08-22-2006, 10:07 PM   #4
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Simply stunning, the rotors are a work of art. Raptors and Rockets show the new tach.. Woo hoo they fixed that also. There's also news that the 636 will be dropped in 2008 to make way for a new ZX8R. That would give great balance to the line, 600cc, 800cc, 1000cc. Also it would be great if they started racing 800cc bikes as opposed to 1000cc bikes.



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Old 08-22-2006, 10:10 PM   #5
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Here's the rotors...



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Wow ABS is an option in Europe.
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Old 08-22-2006, 10:10 PM   #6
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That bike is so freakin' METAL. I want one.
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:09 PM   #7
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Overheard in the design studio:



"Hey, Tetsuo - I'll bet you 3,000 yen you can't make the pipes even goofier."



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Old 08-22-2006, 11:46 PM   #8
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IMHO last year all proper bike designers probably shot themselves or moved to UK and Italy....I hope Honda and Yamaha will not go Suzuki GSR-Kawasaki ER-Kawasaki ZZR1400-Kawsaki Z1000 (new)-Kawasaki Versys route...

Hm, just noticed - most of ugly ones coming from Kawasaki...meaning probably same design group.

What is the slang word used in US to describe that style? Goofy? Bling-bling? I'd choose bling-bling. It's missing anodized bolts and iridium screen....and blue neon sprinkler lights
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Old 08-23-2006, 02:52 AM   #9
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When they don't have Harley's to copy, they just don't get it, do they? That thing looks like Speed Racer's wet dream.
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:29 AM   #10
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"Not only will its reconfigured torque measurements provide low-end get-up-and-go, but the increased pull follows through its mid-range, giving the rider extra thrust for conquering most road challenges. "



Crap. Not that I have anything against low end torque, ( I ride a Buell for Pete's sake) but WHY can't they just take a full boogie superbike engine and drop it in a friggin naked chassis?



Leave the TORQUE to the Z-Rex 1400 that will with hope be coming down the pike.



IhopeIhopeIhopeIhope.........



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