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Old 09-16-2005, 03:07 PM   #31
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It would be nice if it came over unrestricted somehow and could touch 200 mph just to have someone reach that magic number. And if it just happens to be Kawasaki so much the better Looks fairly comfy. Hopefully they kept it light. Would like to see 500 pounds all juiced up, but that's doubtfull. Still, being a Kawasaki fan since day 1, I can't wait to see a road test on this beast!
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Old 09-16-2005, 03:14 PM   #32
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If the 192 bhp mark is true (and depending on whether or not that measurement takes into account Ram Air), I think that this bike will probably hit 200mph with a restrictor-eliminator.



IIRC, before they mandated the 186mph governer, the Hayabusa was knocking on 200mph's door, with 25-30 fewer horsepower.



I'm aware of the law of diminishing returns, an extra 30hp might not be enough to nudge it over the 200mph mark, but if anyone can do it, its Kawasaki. Ram-air + wind tunnel research = good top speed charachteristics.
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Old 09-16-2005, 03:49 PM   #33
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A Supermono? What's that about?



Speaking of Thumpers I sat on one of the new Aprilia Pegaso Stradas today at the local purveyor of italiano moto-porn, I was very impressed. Uses a 660 cc single, really light weight bike
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Old 09-16-2005, 04:18 PM   #34
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I heard 192HP was quoted for the ZZR1300, I'm guessing 200HP for the ZX-14R.
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Old 09-16-2005, 04:19 PM   #35
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Oh yeah, the looks of the Red one are growing on me...
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Old 09-17-2005, 06:34 AM   #36
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That's damn funny!!
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Old 09-18-2005, 01:42 AM   #37
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Looks are deceiving, the ZX14 is not as big as its styling suggests. It is between the 12R and the 'busa.

The styling, well what can I say, the 'busa is butt ugly and sells well.

Where has anyone read that the ZX14 is speed restricted?

The 186 mph is voluntary, so who says Kawi actually followed it.
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Old 09-20-2005, 05:38 AM   #38
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I would like to see the manufacturers focus more on improving suspension, weight reduction, and fuel delivery. Brute power in itself isn't always that usable but I do like what Suzuki and Kawasaki are doing with their liter bikes. At least they're focusing on making the overall bike experience more usable with excellent power characteristics. That said, it will be interesting to see the straight line results.
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