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Old 12-15-2009, 08:09 AM   #11
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Fervid?

I'll have to look that up.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:10 AM   #12
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Our suzuki / honda shop just went belly up. Kawasaki / Yamaha shop went belly up about 6 months ago. So far the Triumph, KTM, Duc shop is still open, but there only about a year old. Maybe holding onto investment cash or something...
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:00 AM   #13
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The Zee is no B-King. It's smaller, lighter and far more nimble.

Yeah, the B-King is a much more robust bike, I was refering more to the design cues and overall styling. I think they're both pretty cool bikes, If I was in the market for this type of bike I'd put these against an FZ1 and see which one fit better.

These days I value comfort over performance, specially when all three are plenty fast enough to get in trouble with.
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:09 AM   #14
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Well, in spite of those pipes I'd say that this bike is near the top of my list of bikes I'll probably never own.
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:14 AM   #15
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Well, in spite of those pipes I'd say that this bike is near the top of my list of bikes I'll probably never own.

Hey you never know, in a few years when the resale is down around $2000 you may find them appealing......
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:21 AM   #16
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I was going to say sport tourer until I saw the made the gas tank SMALLER! What!!!!!!!! What am I going to do with 4 gals? Especially on a full liter bike!
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:23 AM   #17
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Hey you never know, in a few years when the resale is down around $2000 you may find them appealing......
Tiger soon dude.

I'll be bored with Zrex in a couple more years. We'll see then. Hope they sell more than two of these Zs. I like Kwackers, which account for the majority of my riding miles.
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:40 AM   #18
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Kawi's work pretty well, I put a few miles on my KZ 750 and ZX1000R, not as many on the GPZ. Of the Japanese bikes I've had the best luck with Suzuki
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:40 PM   #19
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I have the 2007 Z1000 and I really love that bike... of course, I ditched the tubas mounted on each side for a single-sided exhaust which improved the looks 100%. But this new Z really has me excited. The power and torque improvements are welcome, but the suspension and handling upgrades are what the bike really needed. I can't wait for my local dealer to get one in the showroom for me to see in person and hopefully test ride.

Someone asked about how the Z would fair as a tourer... well, the seating position and reach to the bars is comfortable. It's the constant windforce on your head and torso that will do you in. I've done two, 12 hour, 500+ mile trips on the Z and my neck muscles are what suffers. The smaller gas tank on the 2010 will be welcome as it will force you to have to stop every 100 miles to get your neck massaged! But it is a naked bike... windblast is standard equipment!

Around town and on the curvy backroads, the Z1000 is King. Everything else... it does well, but its not the best. And while I'd like for the bike to sell better in North America, it is kind of nice being different from everyone else! I had fun this past year telling people who inquired about what kind of bike I had that it was the Kawasaki Z1000... only available in Europe and Asia! I felt almost as elitist as a Ducati or Aprilia owner...
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:42 PM   #20
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I heard that Suzuki is not importing any new 2010's because they have so many 09's leftover. Is that correct?
I heard that rumor, too. Now checking on its validity.
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