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Kawasaki Z1000S

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by RaY YreKa, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Seat ornament not included.
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  2. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    wow. too bad they want 11k for it, me likey. :tb
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  3. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Compared to 16k for a VFR1200, 11k is flippin' cheap.

    Besides, by next fall, you could probably pick one up for less than 10k, OTR.
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  4. ovd

    ovd Been here awhile

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    Damn! I repeat: damn! This looks so yammie!
    I wonder how it will stack up against K1300S and how trackable this bike will be?
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  5. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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  6. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    Damn! Don't say you guys get the red...

    Does look like bike of the year to me.

    I just noticed the price - 11K US = £6900. That'll end up closer to £10,000.
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  7. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    When the Z1000 came out this year, I thought that it would make a great little sport-tourer if it had a bigger tank, a little more wind protection and wouldn't look too dorky with hard luggage. Well, here we are..

    Hello, baby...

    :evil
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  8. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    All the press seem t be working themselves into a frenzy for the ZX10. I could only find this crappy shot on Visordown of the bike in the metal.
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  9. BeeCeeGS

    BeeCeeGS WeaponOfMassDestruction

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    Any mention of ABS for the North American market?
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  10. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze I keep blowing down the road Supporter

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    me likey. I sure hope my daughter manages to nail down that "full ride" scholarship. Daddy would be so happy if he doesn't have to pay $1000 a month for college bills for the next 4 years.

    Give me the red one with the V35's on it. I'll probably need a Corbin with a passenger backrest, or maybe just the optional top box...

    and then Honda won't have to import the CBF1000 after all. :D

    Any mention of ABS? :ear Traction control? :ear Not a deal breaker if I can't get those things, but I would like to have them.
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  11. A Knight Who Says Ni

    A Knight Who Says Ni Been here awhile

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    so they will offer hardbags for it? Didn't see any in any of the product info yet other than in that picture earlier

    with ABS and the hard bags this would be a fantastic sport tourer.

    I like this thing a lot
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  12. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    "And despite its radical stance, the new Ninja 1000 retains comfortable ergonomics. The handlebars are mounted higher than on a supersport machine and the pegs a touch lower, all of which makes the Ninja 1000 a capable medium-haul tourer, and certainly a sportbike you could spend the day aboard without undue strain. To sweeten the day- or weekend-trekking deal even more, Kawasaki offers a line of optional touring-oriented accessories, including hard-case saddlebags, a top trunk, heated grips and more."

    Doesn't look like the ABS version will be offered in the USA
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  13. Willis

    Willis Don't want a pickle...

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    THIS BIKE IS AWSOME!!

    I found my next bike!
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  14. BeeCeeGS

    BeeCeeGS WeaponOfMassDestruction

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    I think it would be a mistake not to offer ABS.
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  15. A Knight Who Says Ni

    A Knight Who Says Ni Been here awhile

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    agreed.
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  16. jcarlson9

    jcarlson9 Been here awhile

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    arnt these available now ?:eek1
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  17. Paulvt1

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  18. Graemsay

    Graemsay Been here awhile

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    I'm just hoping that it's suited to taller riders...

    From the Motorcycle.com preview.
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  19. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    There looks to be a fair amount of room. Can't wait to chuck a leg over it.
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  20. arshishb

    arshishb Been here awhile

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    And for some reason Kawasaki USA decided to not bring the beautiful green/black color combo to the USA. :huh