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notabiker 08-18-2010 04:46 PM

i own a 04 z 1000 . it does not vibrate much. my zrx was more buzzy than my z 1000. i would love to see a proper shoot out between a fresh 03-06 z 1000 and the new one. my friend has a 2010 z 1000. nice bike. BETTER ? not in my book.
the 04 vrs 2010 weight is very close. the 04 holds 1 more gallon of fuel . so both are around 480 lbs. my 04 had 122 rwhp stock.
the new z 1000 does have MUCH more mid range power . i am sure all the new bits [ frame.brakes etc] help on the race track. i do not race my bike. my friend and i swap bikes all the time on rides. he always has something nice to say about my older bike being just as good as his new one. is the new z 1000 a better bike yes a little. does it look as nice as the 03-06 z 1000 for my taste NO. i just do not like all that plastic. most people would like the new z 1000 over the 03-06 z 1000. but some of us see something in the first gen z 1000 that others do not . their is something very special about the 03-06 ZED.

Kevin_Duke 08-18-2010 08:48 PM

I liked the old Z (see project bike link above), but the new one is clearly better. Engine performance, vibration, brakes, suspension, chassis, etc. The previous Z1K is definitely fun, but the new one is much better polished.

cloud9 08-21-2010 02:52 PM

Ujm
 
The z1000 to me represents the UJM of not to long ago. The way I see it with the support from the aftermarket companies; you can still make it whatever you want. Glad Kawasaki decided to give it one more try. Hopefully it's a sale success to continue on.

Kevin_Duke 08-23-2010 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by cloud9 (Post 248017)
The z1000 to me represents the UJM of not to long ago. The way I see it with the support from the aftermarket companies; you can still make it whatever you want. Glad Kawasaki decided to give it one more try. Hopefully it's a sale success to continue on.

Ditto... Stay tuned for more about it as we bolt on some stuff to make it better.

Dr_Sprocket 08-24-2010 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 248088)
Ditto... Stay tuned for more about it as we bolt on some stuff to make it better.

Ooohhh, goodie! Can't wait!

Dr_Sprocket 09-25-2011 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 248088)
Ditto... Stay tuned for more about it as we bolt on some stuff to make it better.

This was one of my favorite articles from 2010. Definitely worth a revival!

BTW, Danger, did I miss the update of the Kawi Z1000 series?

Kevin_Duke 09-25-2011 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr_Sprocket (Post 267099)
This was one of my favorite articles from 2010. Definitely worth a revival!

BTW, Danger, did I miss the update of the Kawi Z1000 series?

Revisiting old stuff is just another advantage the interweb has over print!

And, no, you didn't miss anything. Kawi had other plans for its Z and took it back before we could have our way with it.


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