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Old 01-07-2011, 01:36 PM   #31
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Even though Kevin answered a question you posed in reply to my post, I'd say I too would want the Z1000.
I noticed that, but figured it was a "seniority" thing. Or a "senior moment," pick the one you prefer.

I'd go for the Z myself. I had a blast tearing around Daytona on one last year. The F800s are girl bikes.
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:07 PM   #32
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I'd go for the Z myself. I had a blast tearing around Daytona on one last year. The F800s are girl bikes.
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:25 PM   #33
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I noticed that, but figured it was a "seniority" thing. Or a "senior moment," pick the one you prefer.

I'd go for the Z myself. I had a blast tearing around Daytona on one last year. The F800s are girl bikes.
Hahaha! Can't quite tell, but no harm no foul. The forum is theoretically open, so your guess is as good as mine.

"Blast," "tearing" ... yep, you are on the right track for describing the Z1000. It has shorter gearing, I'll note. If my memory serves me, it redlines at like 11,500 and in first gear can barely top 70 mph (if not in the low-mid 60s, can't recall now). My old R1 redlines at 11,750 and hits indicated 80 in first.

Coupled with its higher CG, the torquey Z pulls second-gear power wheelies, and is more fun than a barrel full of drugged monkeys. Add 25 more hp on top and keep the midrange, and that would be truly entertaining. Would have to do something about the stepped saddle though. Too compact for my long legs on the long haul.
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Old 01-07-2011, 04:22 PM   #34
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I wish Ivan was located closer to SoCal! I'd love to bring readers a sidebar on how the bike react to light modifications like a pipe and PC. Sadly, the amount of variable and extra time to do it makes it problematic for us and our small staff. Even in this recession, there's no shortage of new bikes to test - thankfully!
Oh well. I don't feel so bad about littering your board with dyno charts then!

Choose between the Z and the BMW800? I will take the Z and it's horsepower out the wazoo, thanks. I am kinda simple that way

If buying new today, I would probably go with the Ninja 1000. I like the bigger tank, style and midrange pull. Still, the FZ is a compelling bargain in light of the above charts and lower real world entry fee. Also, the FZ1's manic rush from 9 to 12K rpm post mods while sitting upright behind a handlebar has to be experienced to be believed. It never grows old...

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Old 01-07-2011, 07:09 PM   #35
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:01 PM   #36
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Z1000 if my knees could handle it.
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