Originally Posted by hillbillypolack
I've always liked Z1000s, the new one reminds me a bit of a Brutale in a way. Edgy and bulldog in the way it comes across. How do you like it compared to other bikes you'd ridden?
I haven't ridden very many bikes, but it's very aggressive. It pulls like an ox, especially above 4,000rpm. Even with all the brutish power though, it's never felt like too much, or too raw. Very predictable and controllable power. Gobbs and gobbs of exciting power.
Compared to my last bike, Ninja 650, the transmission is like going from a tractor to a BMW.
I can be a bit buzzy in the upper revs, but it's not bad, it doesn't bother me in the least.
It feels like a very light bike, I can bop it around almost as easy as my old Ruckus, lol. That thing weighed less than I do!
I love it.