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Old 03-08-2011, 11:54 AM   #166
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A new video from Motus

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Old 03-08-2011, 11:56 AM   #167
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As a point of order the curb weight of the ZX-14 is a claimed 566lbs....backed up by MotoUSA who weighed it at 563 fully fueled.

....and at a 160rwhp its sounds like the bike fits your desired specs pretty closely.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/232/48...omparison.aspx

Now if they would just make it NOT ugly.
That's interesting. Had no idea the ZX14 was 560lbs.

Good on Kawasaki.

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Old 03-08-2011, 12:00 PM   #168
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That's interesting. Had no idea the ZX14 was 560lbs.

Good on Kawasaki.

Yeah I was pretty surprised that it was that light myself. Its a physically big machine, but apparently Kawasaki did their homework.

Its as close as you are going to get to super sport performance as you are going to get without buying a super-sport.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:18 PM   #169
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:25 PM   #170
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:44 PM   #171
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I think the styling's pretty sophisticated.

Better looking than anything from BMW since they've been trying to convince us that Dave Robb is the asymetric second coming of shape.


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Old 03-08-2011, 12:50 PM   #172
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What tires are featured on this bike?




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Old 03-08-2011, 12:56 PM   #173
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What tires are featured on this bike?




Those are the new Michelin Pilot Road 3s
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:08 PM   #174
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I really think they saved a few dollars with their design team. This thing just isn't quite there. The front fairing looks bland and and forgettable, the exhaust routing is weird, the headlight is boring, the fairing/tank interface is ugly, as is the way the fairing cradles the motor.

All that ugly, and on top, the put an abbreviated little front mudguard like they were trying to be cool.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:19 PM   #175
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Good article on HFL about the NEED for the MOTUS to be better looking.

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...sign-strength/
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:32 PM   #176
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I really think they saved a few dollars with their design team. This thing just isn't quite there. The front fairing looks bland and and forgettable, the exhaust routing is weird, the headlight is boring, the fairing/tank interface is ugly, as is the way the fairing cradles the motor.

All that ugly, and on top, the put an abbreviated little front mudguard like they were trying to be cool.
Well, as usual, people have different perspectives. This moto/us looks good to me! Much better than many recent models from a variety of manufacturers. But, I prefer fairly subtle, balanced designs.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:35 PM   #177
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Styling's about the easiset thing in the world to criticise. Witness the keyboard commando experts around here.

Hell For Leather an authority on motorcycle styling?


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Old 03-08-2011, 01:45 PM   #178
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Good article on HFL about the NEED for the MOTUS to be better looking.

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...sign-strength/
I'm sure the MOTUS folks are real keen to take stlye advice from the same blowhards who've been pimping hideous, poorly assembled chinese shitbikes on their paid subscription blog for the last year.

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...yclewerks-ace/
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I think the styling's pretty sophisticated.

Better looking than anything from BMW since they've been trying to convince us that Dave Robb is the asymetric second coming of shape.


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Styling's about the easiset thing in the world to criticise. Witness the keyboard commando experts around here.

Hell For Leather an authority on motorcycle styling?


Really? You can dish it out, but no one else is allowed...

Style is subjective.. some like the looks, some don't. It just appears to some of us who want to like this bike that they put all their resources in the mechanicals but not much into styling.. and as we all know, when it comes to bikes, looks are important and are a key factor in the bike buying decision.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:03 PM   #180
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I think it's stunning. The only thing it needs is ABS (somebody had to say it).
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