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Old 03-17-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:10 PM   #2
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Is a 1000cc machine! Do I get a prize?
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:59 PM   #3
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They're all too damn heavy for you, mscuddy.
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:58 PM   #4
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I had a 2004, Helibar equipped (otherwise stock), ZX10R that I used on many touring trips, and was quite satisfied.

The power, handling, and brakes more than made up for the lack of some creature comforts. As a matter of fact I did my personal best mileage day on that bike, 950 miles. Once had a Goldwing and did some 900 mile days - pure agony for my lower back. If the two were sitting side by side I'd grab the ZX10R in a heartbeat. But that's me and my physiology, other bodies may differ.

Sold it because, after a few introductions to the pavement, I decided that it was time for ABS - SV650SA.
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:52 PM   #5
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there is a small mistake on the writing, as it implies that traction control on a new zx is optional. ABS are optional, S-KTRC is standard.

But on the topic, i'd rather custom fit a bike that i like. make it lighter, with better handling and bear in mind the purpose that each bike is supposed to have.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:59 PM   #6
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there is a small mistake on the writing, as it implies that traction control on a new zx is optional. ABS are optional, S-KTRC is standard.

But on the topic, i'd rather custom fit a bike that i like. make it lighter, with better handling and bear in mind the purpose that each bike is supposed to have.
My first reaction was to whine about how picky you are. My second thought, after appreciating how carefully some of our readers are, was that I could make it clearer.
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:30 PM   #7
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Nice overview of the differences between and OEM supersport tourer and a custom SST. Modding a bike rarely results in reccouped $$ at resale. If one is to mod a SS to make it an SST, they'd best keep the bike for a number of years to actualize the depreciation. Otherwise, it's just $$ down the drain.

For my $$, I'd rather have the Z1000 with a really nice set of soft bags that can easily be removed for the occasional track day or backroads strafing. Funtionally, the Ninja 1000 hits the mark. Stylistically, it's a swing-and-a-miss.
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Stylistically, it's a swing-and-a-miss.
I disagree. The worst part of it is its exhaust, and that can be replaced pretty easily. Otherwise, I think it's quite handsome.
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Maybe replace the Ninja's pipes with trombones & electric slide gizmos that can play stuff like the "Lalawana Lullabye" or "Swanee River"...might be a big hit with the over 70 crowd. Get 'em back on a bike!
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Maybe replace the Ninja's pipes with trombones & electric slide gizmos that can play stuff like the "Lalawana Lullabye" or "Swanee River"...might be a big hit with the over 70 crowd. Get 'em back on a bike!
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