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Old 06-14-2007, 01:17 PM   #51
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Yep, the bike's an interesting experiment in angles... I dig some of it and some is plain ugly. All that's okay in a streetfighter though, since most are unconventional assemblages of parts, but man that pipe is HORRIFIC! Just plain comical.
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:20 PM   #52
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Pete seems to have an eating disorder.
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:23 PM   #53
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:28 PM   #54
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I just tuck 'em in the top of my boots and they're fine. I think it was the review that Yossef did where he mentioned an issue with the gas tank/ bean bag interface, I think he just shimmed the seat up a little in the front.



I like the looks, The old pipes kind of grew on you and the stainless looked pretty good after a few heat cycles, they could have toned the new pipes down a little but the blunderbuss look is all the rage these days in Milan and Paris so that's what that is. Nice to see a real aluminum frame too instead of the cheese-o plastic covers from last year.



All in all a pretty nice bikea and almost as nice as the new Bandit
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:35 PM   #55
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Are Buell and Kawasaki having a faggiest name for a bike contest?..



The Ulysses....the Versys.....



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Old 06-14-2007, 02:10 PM   #56
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toss the radial dampner and your in bidniss. Though I must say that bike is the fattest v-twin ever. It looks twice as wide as a GSXR, though with some after market cans sounds pretty tasty going down the road.
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Old 06-14-2007, 04:19 PM   #57
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My Dad owned a car dealership, and I have alot of empathy for small businessment. Here in Ohio, it is not unusual to see TWO YEAR OLD new Z1000s in showrooms. It shocks me to learn that Kawasaki will continue to sell the bike in the USA. This is a real kick in the gut to small dealers who are forced to buy a bike that is very unpopular here.



However, the dealers' loss may be our gain. In a few months, you will be able to buy this bike for $7500 otd. That's alot of value if you want a serious sportbike and you don't have $10,000.



Incidentally, everything I have said also applies to the FZ-1. A great bike, but terribly unprofitable for small dealers.
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:39 PM   #58
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Dude, you got a deal!!!
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:50 AM   #59
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It's awesome. I love it. A streetfighter/roadster/naked/standard whatever you want to call it.



I call it a REAL bike--with some real original Japanese styling. You persons that don't like it must be old enough to have ridden the original Z1. I see this bike as a really good start to opening up the minds of the riders in this country to an image other than that of the racer/bad boy cruiser. Now where can I buy a samurai suit to match it? ICON comes close to the attitude of this bike.



This may be off topic, but when did cruisers start getting called cruisers? I doubt the real bad boys that rode around after WW2 called their daredevil speed machines "cruisers". They were the sportbikes of the day.
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Old 06-15-2007, 08:11 AM   #60
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I like the pipes. A lot. (Honestly, I do.)



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