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Styling of the Z1000

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A 953cc nekkid bike for $8499 list? :eek: Sounds appealing to me, I'm just not sure I like the stlying. It's certainly the popular direction of recent bike design, but I'm not sure if I like it. I DO Like the tail lights, nice touch.

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Funny you should ax that. I just bought one. In red. 'Cause red is faster.
Not to mention 128.7 HP at the back donut and 72 ft-lbs of torkies.
Source: Motorcycle Online 02/26/03.
Gas Man said:
That's more of what I was lookin for. But N4S' showed the dry weight that I also wanted to know.

The question is...Is the extra hp & less weight worth the extra $2k. :skep: to step up to the 10R?????
Wet weight is just under 500 lbs.

Your question has no answer given the dichotomy of art and design spawned by the likes of machines such as the Z1000 and ZX-10R. The latter is not a step up from the former; it's a step over. The ZX-10R costs more because it's different.

One either wants a naked bike, or not.

One either wants a race bike, or not.

Which one is for you? Ask your gut! :D
stevnmd said:
Typical Kawi suspension components...
True, but on par with the bikes in the category in which it competes.
Need4Speed750 said:
Wouldnt you think this goes into the Just naked street bikes category? I wouldnt put it in the streetfighter category, but thats just me.
It's hard to define what its direct competition is. Just naked street bikes? Then you could say it goes against the SV1000S and the FZ1.
Naked bikes, sport bikes, hooligan bikes, streetfighters. OI VEY!!

The October ish of Cycle World had a 13-bike shootout in which the Z1000 was included. Unfortunately, they decided to leave out the SV1000 and the Bandit 1200.

Anyhow, in handling, the Z1000 came in fourth behind the MZ, Tuono and the Brutale and just ahead of the fifth place XB12S. The MZ did their handling course in 43.13 seconds, the Z1000 in 44.18. FZ1: 44.72.

They said the Z1000 "is fairly well planted and has neutral steering."

In the meantime, Road Racing World had what is described as a glowing article in its latest issue about the Z. I haven't read it, but one of the long-time denizens of said it made him proud to own one.
Gas Man said:
you are askin some Matrix questions there...are you the ONE?
Just remember: there is no spoon.
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