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Old 10-27-2012, 04:48 PM   #121
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:23 PM   #122
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Great brakes and traction control are a must for this beast Fortunately, it has both.


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Old 11-08-2012, 07:33 PM   #123
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My 2006 had the motor pulled and freshened up at 6000 miles by Old School Racing in Logansport, IN.
Shannon Clem runs the shop with his father and has been building Kawasaki's for years. PH 317 523-4049.
My motor has J & E 13 to 1 pistons with stock bore, race valve job and head porting and valve springs. Removed the 2 balancer shafts, reworked oil pump, low clearance oil pan. After the motor work I had Ryan Schnitz build the motor only and nitrous maps. I have a BMC air filter and a Brock's 4 into 1 system with a street meg. If you need motor work, check out OSR. They offer great work at a very good value and they are building some very fast motors!
What kind of power is that bike putting down with those mods? I ask because I also have an 06 and wonder how a modified first gen motor compares with the new version
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:50 PM   #124
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I've had a 07 and an 09 and now own the 2012 .. I can tell you that the difference between older gen. and this one is huge .. My 07 was set up for top speed @ Maxton but the engine was bone stock .. It did have a full 4 into 1 Brocks exhaust, PC III, and was dyno mapped for the VP MR9 oxygenated low octane fuel ..
My new 12 model is far superior and I'm surprised that more excitement has not been generated by it's performance .. "Seat of the pants " tells all and this is the first bike I've had that fulfills my level of satisfaction for "G's" and acceleration adrenilin .. I have dual Muzzy"s (carbon-fibre) and the sound is exquisite . Traction control is the reason this bike can be offered to John Q. Public .. It takes several pushes of the button to bypass the default traction control on startup , therefore rendering the bypasser full responsibility for whats to come .
Not only is the acceleration and torque off the bottom unbelievable .. but the civility and smoothness makes it a great sport tourer ..
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:56 PM   #125
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What kind of fuel economy does the '12 get? I was just on another threat about sport tourers where an '07 Busa is getting 46-55 mpg ridden between 60 and 90 mph. This was news to me, as the Sportrider test showed 29-34 mpg. Is this all about HP and traction control, or can you actually get range for (hyper) sport touring?

P.S. are you incredibly insenstive to acceleration? I would have thought that any modern 1000cc supersport would have been PLENTY!
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:21 PM   #126
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I could get over 40 on my '12 with a careful hand. 20's was also possible.
I sold it, as it really was just too much on the street. I didn't think I'd ever say that about a bike.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:45 PM   #127
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I want a ZX-14!

Where is CO is this picture taken? Thx.

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Old 11-09-2012, 06:51 PM   #128
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Nice!

I took a new 14 for a demo ride a few months ago. Shouldn't of told the dealer I had it up to 90...

Couldn't handle one, but a C14 on the other hand...
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:03 PM   #129
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Get one and avoid the DT's!

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Nice!

I took a new 14 for a demo ride a few months ago. Shouldn't of told the dealer I had it up to 90...

Couldn't handle one, but a C14 on the other hand...
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:06 AM   #130
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wfobusa ... Not only is the acceleration and torque off the bottom unbelievable .. but the civility and smoothness makes it a great sport tourer ..
+1 .... In addition, it's nimble in the twisties.

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Motocopter ... Where is CO is this picture taken? Thx.
Along Hwy 126 in the foothills near Deckers ....

Same Road ... Buffalo Creek


Nearby ... Foxton Road


Nearby .... Pleasant Park Road, Conifer
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:17 AM   #131
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"Nimble in the twisties" for sure .. This is my fall colors trip through the southern Smokies earlier this fall. I'm lucky to be so close and I do this huge 300 mile loop at least once a season. This photo is the second of a 5 shot set taken by Killboy.com and I'm impressed with the results from an impromtu shot.

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Old 11-12-2012, 06:23 AM   #132
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Those dual Muzzy"s tuck in nice and shed lots of weight. I rode this to the Keys back in March and am getting over 40 mpg at a fast cruise ..usually look for stopping around 180 miles..

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Old 11-12-2012, 06:35 AM   #133
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I like that you can toggle through the trip meters, mileage computer ,temp, range, etc. from a rocker switch on the left clip-on .. no more leaning forward to push that tiny button .

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Old 11-12-2012, 07:44 PM   #134
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From Hong Kong, VFR Interceptor to Vstrom 1000 to this in 4 years. Picking it up on Thursday:

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Old 11-13-2012, 01:52 PM   #135
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What kind of fuel economy does the '12 get? I was just on another threat about sport tourers where an '07 Busa is getting 46-55 mpg ridden between 60 and 90 mph. This was news to me, as the Sportrider test showed 29-34 mpg. Is this all about HP and traction control, or can you actually get range for (hyper) sport touring?

P.S. are you incredibly insenstive to acceleration? I would have thought that any modern 1000cc supersport would have been PLENTY!
When riding with IronWife, at a nice steady 55-60, I saw 52 once on my '12. Then again, I also saw 9 while caning it.

Overall, I'm at about 37.
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