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CB1000R or a Z1000 which would be better?

I don't know very much about the Kawasaki Z1000. Personaly I think it looks a little funny specificaly the OE Muffler/can. Also the 2 up situation looks as though it would be very simeler to a ZX6,F4I GSXR. I have to consider my wife because she will ride with me.

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post #2 of 30 Old 07-05-2008, 09:15 PM
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Well you can actually buy the Z1000 so I guess that makes it better huh?

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719 views and only 1 reply? Sup wit dat?

After someone in another forum made me aware of the Z1000, it suddenly became the next toy on my shopping list! I'll have one by the end of the summer (just in time to sit in the garage over the winter!). Those things are freakin' awesome! I'm only bummed I never heard of them before I got my 919. Heck, I didn't even see any on Craigslist! Now I'm pretty much hooked on the idea of having one as soon as I can.

I was going to start a thread asking everyone's opinion on the Z1000, but after seeing how many view THIS thread got and how few replies, I'll pass on the new thread.

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its an awesome bike. fuel injection, 38mm throttle bodies, huge 190 rear tyre, aggresive looks... god damn it, whats not to like??!! its one of my choises after summer... hard to decide between hornet and z1000 thou

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Here you go, Hairball:

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Epic ride back?

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Having previously owned a ZX11, I considered the Z1KR. With similar requirements of 2up whenever she wants to go. We carpet rode it next to 9er and decided the 9er had much better 2up ergos: Less passenger launcher seat height and more leg stretch to the 9er pegs. How far to you plan to ride 2up? If a couple tanks per day the bike better be atleast as cozy as 9er and the next step up is the bandit, before getting too heavy.

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post #7 of 30 Old 05-11-2009, 04:17 PM
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I think they stopped making the Z1000, and the CB1000R is anywhere but the US..........

So fictionally speaking CB1000R.

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post #8 of 30 Old 05-11-2009, 05:37 PM
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It is a great bike, with a great motor. It has a couple of weaknesses that are the fault of being made to a "cheap" pricepoint. The suspension is weak. However, depending upon your tastes, between 500 and 1500 can take it from bad to good or excellent. Also, stainless brake lines and new pads are a great upgrade. Last, exhaust and PC opens up more power than on many bikes. Plus, they are pretty cheap used.

Good luck! I think you would be really happy with one, especially after modified.

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CB1000R if it was in the states

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CB1000R if it was in the states
you know the more i read about that bike the less enthused i am about it


its heavy and denutted....



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post #12 of 30 Old 05-12-2009, 06:52 AM
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Newer ones are sorta ugly. 05 & 06 gorgeous!

That 2008 from the Craigslist ad was freakin ugly. In fact it looks like a dirt bike or enduro (remember the "enduro"?). I don't really like those little plastic side fairing thingies they added on later years. Pretty much starts to put on clothes and come out of the Naked class. About the only thing on ANY year of them that I don't really like is the mufflers. Yoshi's or something would be my first investment. Maybe even a 4-into-1 or sumpin. Their 11.2:1 compression is impressive, as is the torque of 70.5 lb-ft @ 8,000 rpm (how does this compare to the 919?). I find it hard all the time to find horsepower ratings of so many bikes, so I don't know what the Z1000's hp rating is. All I know is that I want one. Maybe if I find an earlier used one I'll take a test ride and see how it compares to my 919.

Of every year of Z1000 on this site, I like this early ones: Kawasaki Z1000

Here is the 2005 (only color: Metallic Raw Titanium)


Here is the 2006 (only color: Candy Flat Raw Plasma Blue) I'm really diggin this blue!


Now if you'll pardon me, I have some drool to wipe up!

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Ride Red!
I will, but when nobody is looking, I'd like to ride a Kawasaki, Suzuki, or Yamaha. Hey, after owning a GS and a couple KZ's in the past, and this 919 being only my 2nd Honda 4-banger after a (gutless but perdy) 91 Nighthawk, it's time to add some variety to by rides. I'm a fan of all 4 of the Big Four jap bike brands.

If I won some wierd contest where I could have one brand new bike from each of Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha right off the showroom (new old stock, of course) but they HAD to be newer than 2000, here's what I would ride off with:

Honda: 919 (duh)
Kawasaki: Z1000
Suzuki: Bandit 1250S (was days from buying until I found my 919!)
Yamaha: FZ-1

Okay, you can laugh now or later. But I'm a fan of the major Japanese brands. For now, I'll Ride Red, but when my next chunk o' change comes in from my parents' estate, one of the above mentioned bikes will be in my garage next to the 919.

And hey, you apparently also ride ORANGE, so wassup wit dat?

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Hrmm, I'm digging the new look due to the uglienss, I think, but you're right about the old ones actually looking good.

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I will, but when nobody is looking, I'd like to ride a Kawasaki, Suzuki, or Yamaha. Hey, after owning a GS and a couple KZ's in the past, and this 919 being only my 2nd Honda 4-banger after a (gutless but perdy) 91 Nighthawk, it's time to add some variety to by rides. I'm a fan of all 4 of the Big Four jap bike brands.

If I won some wierd contest where I could have one brand new bike from each of Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha right off the showroom (new old stock, of course) but they HAD to be newer than 2000, here's what I would ride off with:

Honda: 919 (duh)
Kawasaki: Z1000
Suzuki: Bandit 1250S (was days from buying until I found my 919!)
Yamaha: FZ-1

Okay, you can laugh now or later. But I'm a fan of the major Japanese brands. For now, I'll Ride Red, but when my next chunk o' change comes in from my parents' estate, one of the above mentioned bikes will be in my garage next to the 919.

And hey, you apparently also ride ORANGE, so wassup wit dat?
Leave my KTM out of this. I've also got a Yamaha Vino and a Triumph Trophy 1200 in my garage - the triumph is my gf's dads, but since it's in my garage I get to ride it whenever, and I do (in the rain, haha.) I used to own a GS too, great bike - an r12gsa would likely be my next ride.

The "ride red" remark was just my sick obsession with Honda's shining through.

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Here's a black 2003 Z1000 with only 4000 miles on it for $4600. And hey, it's even a couple thousand miles closer to me!

Kawasaki Z1000

I'm not ready for another bike just yet but will consider one of these for sure. I'd also like to figure out a way of removing the Bandit 1250's plastic headlight fairing and replacing it with a standard headlight, thereby making it a real naked bike.

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Yamaha: FZ-1

Okay, you can laugh now or later. But I'm a fan of the major Japanese brands. For now, I'll Ride Red, but when my next chunk o' change comes in from my parents' estate, An FZ1 will be in my garage next to the 919.

And hey, you apparently also ride ORANGE, so wassup wit dat?

Here ya go hairball...I fixed it for you so it's an easier decision


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Really, McCrimmon? So you're saying the FZ1 would be a better choice between the 3 "non-Honda" bikes I want?

Okay, I just started really reading about the FZ1, and I see they had a Naked version in the UK, which means it would be easy to strip on US version down. What made me moist was when I saw it has the 20-valve Genesis engine! With its 150hp @ 11,000rpm, 78.2 ft-lbs of torque at 8,000rpm, 11.5:1 compression, a 6-speed, and only weighing 437lbs, I'm guessing the FZ1 is a freaking screamer! Okay, wrap me up an '07 FZ1 !!!

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Theres a FZ1 running around my neighborhood with a Acerbis headlight on it. Hot hot hot! (even if it's that burgundy color.)

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I still like the CB1000R. If only they were available in the states.

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I must be the only one here not into the transformers look... I think they are both fugly...
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I still like the CB1000R. If only they were available in the states.
the more i read about that bike the less enthused i am for it...

it is 550 pounds wet!!!!!!!!!

and only has 120 hp....

i aint impressed...



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True... something about the two headlights with the flyscreen makes it look angry... Which makes me goo in my pants...



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the more i read about that bike the less enthused i am for it...

it is 550 pounds wet!!!!!!!!!

and only has 120 hp....

i aint impressed...

That what gets me, ROUGHLY the same power to weight as the 919.

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the more i read about that bike the less enthused i am for it...

it is 550 pounds wet!!!!!!!!!

and only has 120 hp....

i aint impressed...
With a change to the headlight I like the way it looks. Who knows, maybe there is a way to shave some weight off the bike?

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this one has 190 at the wheel.
supercharged with nos.... that oughta be fun to ride



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Talk about more money than brains...



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