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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-25-2004, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Future Kawasaki ZZR-X

What do you all think of this one??? Here is some info on it:

Probably the most radical machine of the show has yet to turn a wheel under its own power. The ZZR-X is Kawasaki's forward-looking concept bike that combines advanced technology, super-sport potential and touring capability. "This is the ultimate high-speed tourer,” reads the Kawasaki press material. “The future of supersport touring."

The ZZR-X features hub-mounted steering that uses a two-pronged aluminum swingarm actuating a shock absorber instead of the ubiquitous telescopic fork. Handlebars sweep through the area that looks like a fuel tank; the actual tank is placed near the center of the bike. Perimeter rim-mounted disc brakes are fitted to both wheels.

Touring amenities include a shaft drive hidden inside the aluminum rear swingarm, an adjustable-rake, flip-up windscreen and a large storage area in front of the seat. Kawasaki doesn’t mention any details about the ZZR-X’s engine, but it’s safe to say there will be ample power if the bike is ever built. The rear seat cowl flips up into a backrest, probably to keep the passenger from flying off at 186 mph."
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-25-2004, 07:05 PM
 
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Way, way too much bodywork for me. Course that's why I like naked bikes... sporty but less bodywork.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-25-2004, 07:28 PM
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What is up with you DJ? You are startin tons of new threads on stuff. Are you trying to take over TWF and N4S' job!!!




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What is up with you DJ? You are startin tons of new threads on stuff. Are you trying to take over TWF and N4S' job!!!

Just wanted to give everyone a few new pics of bikes and new threads. LOL Not like we didn't have enough already.

So what do you think of the Kaw???
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Not sure...Looks are ok for a futuristic MC. But, I'm not sure about that suspension. Manufactures have tried such things before and we still have forks in the front today. If that setup worked well, we would already have it on some superbikes!




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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-25-2004, 08:16 PM
 
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pretty fugly..way way way way too much bodywork...and I thought my Kat had alot of plastic..I like sport-tourers, heck, I own one..but no thanks..
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-26-2004, 08:43 PM
 
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Looks like those bikes they had on Battlestar Galactica.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-26-2004, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Its funny to see how we are responding to the pics of this bike and a few others saying that for the most part that we don't like them. I can bet and be 110% sure that looking at how bikes were made 15-20yrs ago the ppl if they saw pics of the bikes we ride today they would have said the same thing we are saying. This is common in almost everything there is. We are used to one thing and when change comes along it is hard to do it. We get so used to it one way we don't want anything new or different. But the funny thing is that it will be like thoses bikes in 10-15 yrs from now and maybe even sooner.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-26-2004, 09:48 PM
 
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changes in design and performance are needed, theres no doubt...but I like the way it is now..every couple years, u radically change the style of the bike, bigger, faster, more powerful, lighter engines & bikes in general..but this radical concept crap is just to me.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-11-2004, 07:50 AM
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I liked it the first time I saw it. did you check out the break levers on that thing? It has a lot of cool stuff on it. I take one in a heartbeat.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-20-2004, 01:47 PM
 
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I'm gonna go on al imb here and say on Styling alone... the bike is SWEEET, gfor a touring bike it looks comfy, practical and sportier htne any touring bike made today... Performance who knows.... but on Style alone i love that bike
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I'm gonna go on al imb here and say on Styling alone... the bike is SWEEET, gfor a touring bike it looks comfy, practical and sportier htne any touring bike made today... Performance who knows.... but on Style alone i love that bike

I'm with you on that one.
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