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Old 09-13-2013, 02:59 PM   #931
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First trip. Did about 120 miles on the interstate then 50 or so on country roads. It rained most of the time on the country roads though.

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Old 09-13-2013, 03:50 PM   #932
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:24 PM   #933
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Had a few myself and I agree. I don't miss the good old days.
I do. I miss the smell and the insanity of my h2 750.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:47 AM   #934
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I do. I miss the smell and the insanity of my h2 750.
I understand, I rode those bike back in the day too. My first new street bike was a '73 Z1 that I rode it 40K+ miles. I have very fond memories of it.

But like some girlfriends from the same period, I wouldn't want to own it now...
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:12 AM   #935
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I understand, I rode those bike back in the day too. My first new street bike was a '73 Z1 that I rode it 40K+ miles. I have very fond memories of it.

But like some girlfriends from the same period, I wouldn't want to own it now...
agreed on the ex's.

I'm not in the market but if I was I'd be all over this ninja. It's good to see KHI's commitment to their product development.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:57 PM   #936
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So, regarding the 2014 model, does anyone know how much extra the hard bags are going to cost? I have been looking online and I can't find any numbers.

I sure do think that new blue color looks sharp...
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:41 AM   #937
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So, regarding the 2014 model, does anyone know how much extra the hard bags are going to cost? I have been looking online and I can't find any numbers.
You can click on "accessories" at the Kawasaki sight once you are at the Ninja 1000 specs, but it's still a little murkey...
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:00 AM   #938
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So, regarding the 2014 model, does anyone know how much extra the hard bags are going to cost? I have been looking online and I can't find any numbers.

I sure do think that new blue color looks sharp...
I saw $1200 and change on the accessories section of kawasaki web site.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:07 PM   #939
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I saw $1200 and change on the accessories section of kawasaki web site.
Yeah, after the gentlemen above posted the obvious , I looked on Kawai's site. Don't know why I didn't think about the manufacturers site, with all the places to get motorcycle information, I make things more complicated...

I cringed a little when I saw that figure, but there's plenty of alternatives. Hard bags are generally pretty spendy, right? I'm guessing that price isn't too out of line, but I don't really know..

I am really looking forward to seeing a proper first ride review of the 2014 N1K.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:17 AM   #940
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Yeah, after the gentlemen above posted the obvious , I looked on Kawai's site. Don't know why I didn't think about the manufacturers site, with all the places to get motorcycle information, I make things more complicated...

I cringed a little when I saw that figure, but there's plenty of alternatives. Hard bags are generally pretty spendy, right? I'm guessing that price isn't too out of line, but I don't really know..

I am really looking forward to seeing a proper first ride review of the 2014 N1K.
I wonder if the bags are Givi again rebadged or are they going to be unique to the Ninja 1000?
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:21 AM   #941
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Yeah, after the gentlemen above posted the obvious , I looked on Kawai's site. Don't know why I didn't think about the manufacturers site, with all the places to get motorcycle information, I make things more complicated...

I cringed a little when I saw that figure, but there's plenty of alternatives. Hard bags are generally pretty spendy, right? I'm guessing that price isn't too out of line, but I don't really know..

I am really looking forward to seeing a proper first ride review of the 2014 N1K.
The Givi bags and mounts for the '11-'13 models runs about $850
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:34 AM   #942
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I wonder if the bags are Givi again rebadged or are they going to be unique to the Ninja 1000?
From what the dealer told me, this time they are not Givi.
I'm waiting for a quote on a '14. I am still in doubt about how much should i pay extra for the modifications they brought to the bike. KTRC and power modes are not really my thing (but i don't mind'em), but i like the idea of having a longer 6th gear and hard panniers that do not leave an ugly support when removed.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:24 PM   #943
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Found this post by accident but my, lots of good info.
I had a VFR 800 and wanted to change to something a bit more comfortable, able to carry passenger and some luggage around and newer (the viffer was over 10 years old)
How would you compare the passenger carrying ability of the VFR and Ninja 1000? I've done some two up touring with a VFR, and wouldn't want to make my girlfriend put up with anything less comfortable than that.

Otherwise, the Ninja 1000 sounds like a great updated VFR substitute for me too.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:20 PM   #944
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Ninja 1000/Z1000SX Owners' Thread (or wanna be's)

800 miles now. I have added the M4 exhaust, Vstream screen, z1000sx stickers and a GIpro. I need to install a fuseblock and wire up my heated grips, GPS and pig sniffer. Last I am waiting on my Sargent seat.

I love the exhaust!

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Old 10-06-2013, 03:04 AM   #945
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Got a Z1000SX this spring to replace my Bandit 1250. Have ridden Bandits since late 90's and love them but I wanted something slightly more towards the sporty side. Can't stand the ergos on the pure racers but the N1K is spot on for me! Looks amazing, rides great and with the Akras it roars beautifully! I love it!

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