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View Poll Results: Did the ZX-10 out due your expectations?
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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Zx-10

Does anyone own a ZX-10 and if so how is the performance of that bike.

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I would say yes...

Also, I moved this from the test forum to the Kawasaki section....




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Thanks.....I was hoping you all would do that for me.
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post #4 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 12:46 PM
 
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the new ZX-10s are at the top of the list of the bikes to have.

They are supposedly very very good at every aspect....esp the power department and handling.
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the new ZX-10s are at the top of the list of the bikes to have.

They are supposedly very very good at every aspect....esp the power department and handling.
To bad the Gixxer won sportbike of the year.....
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I didnt say it was the BEST bike out there...

I said it was at the top of the list.

the gixxer 1k is ranked as 1st...and the ZX-10 is right behind it in 2nd.
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I didnt say it was the BEST bike out there...

I said it was at the top of the list.

the gixxer 1k is ranked as 1st...and the ZX-10 is right behind it in 2nd.
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To bad the Gixxer won sportbike of the year.....

I think the ZX10 is a big bike as in bulky.
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I think the ZX10 is a big bike as in bulky.

ummm...how so?

The ZX-10 was built to be narrower than the zx-6r!!!
Dont think bulky is the correct term....lol
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I've never owned one but have ridden two of them. One ride was at the Gap. They are FAST and handle great.
The biggest issue I had was, The seat is to high and the bars are to low. I felt like I was doing a hand stand if I wasn't hard on the gas. I'm 5'9" and couldn't imagine being a tall guy riding one.

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I've never owned one but have ridden two of them. One ride was at the Gap. They are FAST and handle great.
The biggest issue I had was, The seat is to high and the bars are to low. I felt like I was doing a hand stand if I wasn't hard on the gas. I'm 5'9" and couldn't imagine being a tall guy riding one.
I've heard some similar to the seat to bar ratio but I haven't had the chance to ride one as of yet.......but later on today that all will change!
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I see that for 06 they fixed some of th eminor annoyances people had with last years model.. Like a tach you can see better now (analog I think instead of digital), gearbox work to tighten up shifiting ( I guess there was a slippage out of gear problem?), and a few other Minor things. It seems like people could only come up with minor flaws last year, and some of those have been takin care of. The riding position is still monkey-humping-football though, from what I hear.

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I think the ZX10 is a big bike as in bulky.
I heard it was just the opposite!!!!!!!!
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I think the ZX10 is a big bike as in bulky.
Did you see the memo about this?



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I heard it was just the opposite!!!!!!!!
Yeah no doubt... the 10R is one of the smallest liter bikes ever!




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Are you talking wheelbase?

The R1 held the record then the Zx beat it by 11mm's and thats not always a good thing.

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I don't know what they were talking about... is was refering to just the overall size. I remember when it first came out that they said it could hide in the shadow of a 6R.




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ummm...how so?

The ZX-10 was built to be narrower than the zx-6r!!!
Dont think bulky is the correct term....lol

umm...yep...just like I said three days ago.
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