Ninja 1000/Z1000SX Owners' Thread (or wanna be's)

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by rhinoWERX, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. rhinoWERX

    rhinoWERX Crikey mate!

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

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    Sounds good on paper
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  2. A Knight Who Says Ni

    A Knight Who Says Ni Been here awhile

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  3. spoilsport

    spoilsport New & Used

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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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  4. TMPST007

    TMPST007 Pardz

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    Its a nice bike! If I wasn't commited ... I'd get one!
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  5. olie

    olie Long timer

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    +1, at least as an option...
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  6. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff Man of Mystery

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    and they tease us by leaving the ABS sensor boss on the forks....
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  7. FlyRescue

    FlyRescue Support S&R, Get lost!

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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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  8. Clem Kevin

    Clem Kevin Nude With Boots

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    Unless somebody comes out with something that can seriously rival this, I'll be on one in 5 years.
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  9. fast4d

    fast4d Long timer

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    saw and sat on it at the IMS. nice option. the front screen is adjustable. very comfy.
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  10. 0ldhippie

    0ldhippie Been here awhile

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    If I was 5-10 years younger this would be my zx9r replacement. Sucks when reality sets in.
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  11. Towjam

    Towjam Been here awhile

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    The ABS option for Honda's CB100R will also not be available in the US.
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  12. thealien

    thealien Not From Around Here

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    what's all this about a world-wide recall.....

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  13. Towjam

    Towjam Been here awhile

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    You referring to this? Not the same engine (I think).
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  14. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Different bike with completely different engine. Recall (or tech hold as Kawi is referring to it) is for the ZX-10R, not the Z1000-based Ninja 1000.
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  15. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    Yep, the current ZX10R is totally and completely different :)

    It does look like a lovely bike, but I always wonder why not buy a purebred superbike, add helibars, an aftermarket seat and luggage? Would you not end up with the same touring ability but with much more power and less weight?
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  16. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    Less power may equal better fuel efficiency, and less weight doesn't necessarily a better touring bike make...
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  17. Gorilla

    Gorilla n00b

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    Well, for one thing, the Ninja 1000 is almost three grand cheaper than the ZX-10R. It's the smartest option for people who don't need the fastest/lightest combination for their cross-country tours.
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  18. Twohondas

    Twohondas Long timer

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    The adjuster is incredible....one hand to adjust without tools....adjust is less than a second.

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    Uses the same bags as the Versys.
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  19. Brennan77

    Brennan77 Adventurer

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    You also have to consider the manner in which the power is delivered. More does not always equal better, especially for a multi-use bike. If you can manage a flatter torque curve at lower RPM's without completely sacrificing an exciting top end...well, you've got a better bike. It's one of the reasons I like my Bandit. And it's the reason I'm really interested in this new Ninja. Usable power that's effortless to access. You can have your cake and eat it too.
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  20. griffin146

    griffin146 Coming in Hot.....

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    It looks beautiful.
    Esp if you dont want an out and out sports bike but more of a mile muncher that can play in the twisties also .
    2 points though - The pillion seat looks like a torture rack for any decent distance and the riders seat dosen't look too hot either.

    - the exhaust looks like it vents directly onto the side panniers . THe outcome of that we'll have to wait and see i guess.

    Other wise it looks like a winner.:clap



    not enough for me to give up my fjr though.
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