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Old 10-31-2010, 08:02 PM   #1
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I'm really liking the looks of this bike as a sport tourer. This could be a great al-rounder...



Sounds good on paper
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:48 PM   #2
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:03 PM   #3
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I like the bags, the ergos and the power. MCN loves it, too. How come EU gets ABS, and USA not. Probably because kawasquids don't need no stinking abs (but I do).
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:39 PM   #4
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agreed

Its a nice bike! If I wasn't commited ... I'd get one!
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:18 PM   #5
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I like the bags, the ergos and the power. MCN loves it, too. How come EU gets ABS, and USA not. Probably because kawasquids don't need no stinking abs (but I do).
+1, at least as an option...
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:05 PM   #6
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and they tease us by leaving the ABS sensor boss on the forks....
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:55 PM   #7
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I'm sold on that bike.
I'm definitely planning on selling my ZZR600 and my V-Strom and replacing them with the Ninja 1k.
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Old 12-19-2010, 12:57 PM   #8
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I like the bags, the ergos and the power. MCN loves it, too. How come EU gets ABS, and USA not. Probably because kawasquids don't need no stinking abs (but I do).
The ABS option for Honda's CB100R will also not be available in the US.
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:27 AM   #9
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I like the bags, the ergos and the power. MCN loves it, too. How come EU gets ABS, and USA not. Probably because kawasquids don't need no stinking abs (but I do).
I would wager the ABS version adds at least another grand to the retail pricepoint.
The extra grand will kill the sales potential in the USA,IMHO.

Everytime I go into the local Suzie shop and look at the ABS 1050 Bandit, the "former flat track racer star salesguy" tells me ABS is garbage!

So I just tell him, no thanks, I'll stick to my beemer.
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:38 AM   #10
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I would wager the ABS version adds at least another grand to the retail pricepoint.
The extra grand will kill the sales potential in the USA,IMHO.

Everytime I go into the local Suzie shop and look at the ABS 1050 Bandit, the "former flat track racer star salesguy" tells me ABS is garbage!

So I just tell him, no thanks, I'll stick to my beemer.
another salesman destined for a career change. Where do these people come from?

I was going to point out for those who want ABS on a bike like this, Suzuki offers it.
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:13 AM   #11
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another salesman destined for a career change. Where do these people come from?

I was going to point out for those who want ABS on a bike like this, Suzuki offers it.
So does Kawasaki on the ZX-10R with traction control to boot.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:18 PM   #12
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I like the bags, the ergos and the power. MCN loves it, too. How come EU gets ABS, and USA not. Probably because kawasquids don't need no stinking abs (but I do).
there was something i read that EU government was going to push through compulsary ABS on all euro spec bikes
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:07 PM   #13
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I pulled the trigger today on an all black one. I am picking it up tomorrow.

Currently drowning myself in beer because of buyers remorse

Can't wait for Thursday to pass.
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:39 AM   #14
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what's all this about a world-wide recall.....

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I'm really liking the looks of this bike as a sport tourer. This could be a great al-rounder...



Sounds good on paper
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:04 AM   #15
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what's all this about a world-wide recall.....
You referring to this? Not the same engine (I think).
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