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Old 11-29-2012, 07:24 AM   #736
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so i want to ask, how fast is this bike really? like, freakin' fast! or, yeah it's got pretty good power.
The bike i had before was a 07 zx14, it's doesn't have the top end of a zx14 but it's pretty fast for a light sport tour bike. Unless you race this bike is fast and best of all comfortable. http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/model_eval...nNinja1000.pdf
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:36 AM   #737
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so i want to ask, how fast is this bike really? like, freakin' fast! or, yeah it's got pretty good power.
Multiply x3 the feeling your ZZR600 gives you and that should give you a rough idea.

As said fast is a relative term. If you race liter bikes then the N1K will seem down on power in the upper rpm's. If you've never ridden any kind of a modern liter sport bike then the N1K will feel like the fastest thing ever produced.

The newer N1K and Z1000 mills produce very linear power. If you've ridden a sporting vtwin and you've ridden a sporting triple then combine those two like they just had sex and that is what the power feels like as its rolled on. It has torque (like a twin) to pull you from any gear and speed with enough horsepower on tap (like a triple) to get you into trouble real quick.

It does not have to 'rev to the moon' to make its power like many dedicated sport bikes do. It is a bike that is about as perfect of a motor as it gets for street fun. For the street you don't want your power all up top. You want it wide and usable. The N1K delivers.

You can check my break-in video on YT for footage of roll-on power to help give you an idea how quickly you can make the scenery blast by. I consider the throttle on this bike like the rheostat to a nuclear reactor under my ass.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:10 PM   #738
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On the Kawasaki riders forum a guy over there took a stock Ninja 1000 to track day and had some great videos.

He was hauling some major ass, passing super-sports, and pulling wheelies up some looong hills.
It made my butthole pucker watching it, but the bike is capable as hell and he can ride like a motherfukker.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:54 PM   #739
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so i want to ask, how fast is this bike really? like, freakin' fast! or, yeah it's got pretty good power.
She'll do 150 mph with the Givi hard cases. Over 100 she doesn't build speed as quickly as a true race rep liter bike pushing that air around. It's a very linear, kind of electric build up of power. Very predictable. Will never accelerate like a race rep, but to the average hooligan, the acceleration is pretty satisfying.




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Old 11-30-2012, 09:20 AM   #740
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^^ Very nice set up!
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:58 AM   #741
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I hate to digress w/the mundane but what kind of real world gas mileage are you guys getting in normal commuting duties? I may combine my Versys and ZX14R into this one bike when I retire. To do so, it has to get decent mileage when put into commuting/travel duty.

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:01 AM   #742
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I hate to digress w/the mundane but what kind of real world gas mileage are you guys getting in normal commuting duties? I may combine my Versys and ZX14R into this one bike when I retire. To do so, it has to get decent mileage when put into commuting/travel duty.

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I average 36 mpg, best I've done is 43.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:11 PM   #743
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I average 36 mpg, best I've done is 43.
Yeh, that won't get it for my primary, work horse bike. That's what I expected.

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Old 11-30-2012, 09:18 PM   #744
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You're not going to get 50+mpg with this bike unless it's once in a great while.

6K miles:
46 43.0
45 44.5
44 45.3
43 44.4
42 49.0
41 47.1
40 47.1
39 50.6
38 46.2
37 46.3
36 45.1
35 43.6
34 44.8
33 46.3
32 46.3
31 45.0
30 46.7
29 39.2
28 44.7
27 46.9
26 44.2
25 45.5
24 50.0
23 51.3
22 41.8
21 51.6
20 49.1
19 47.1
18 45.4
17 50.0
16 42.7
15 47.1
14 45.0
13 41.5
12 47.4
11 43.0
10
9 35.5
8 36.7
7 37.3
6 38.4
5 37.1
4 35.5
3 38.7
2 37.3
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:40 AM   #745
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I don't need 50+ regularly from a litre+ bike. I do expect at least low 40's from an everyday, commuting bike, though. Higher is even better. This would be yet another reason why I'm easing away from the big-bore, performance stuff. I'm getting older and gas is getting more expensive. I've had my stupid fun. For a long time...

Thanks for the info.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:19 AM   #746
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Krang, are those your recordings of fill ups? That looks to average in the low 40's, which really isn't too bad. My R1100 gets that. Averaging in the 30's would be pretty disappointing, you're getting into car territory.

Some bikes improve their fuel economy with a Power Commander and some mapping, too.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:09 AM   #747
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I don't need 50+ regularly from a litre+ bike. I do expect at least low 40's from an everyday, commuting bike, though. Higher is even better. This would be yet another reason why I'm easing away from the big-bore, performance stuff. I'm getting older and gas is getting more expensive. I've had my stupid fun. For a long time...

Thanks for the info.
If you can be conservative and not ride it like you stole it, you can get low 40's like he does. It's so much fun to twist the throttle for me though, so I get mid 30's
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:12 AM   #748
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Krang, are those your recordings of fill ups? That looks to average in the low 40's, which really isn't too bad. My R1100 gets that. Averaging in the 30's would be pretty disappointing, you're getting into car territory.

Some bikes improve their fuel economy with a Power Commander and some mapping, too.
Yep, recordings from day 0. At just about the thousand mile mark I moved away from the cornfields to someplace with some curves so the majority of my riding in the beginning was a more constant 60mph and the majority of it since then is in the mountains. It's been on the expressway a select few times and I pretty much only ride it to go out exploring.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:14 AM   #749
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My commute to work is about 11 miles each way - I average 38mpg with all my mods.

On the open road I average 43... that is sport touring.

Aggressive mountain riding averages about 40.

Overall I am happy with my MPG!

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Old 12-01-2012, 03:30 PM   #750
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How many miles do you out of the tires with this bike???
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