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post #1 of 45 Old 10-23-2006, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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Way to go Kawie!

I guess it's official, the pics of the new Z1k is for real. It's in the Nov issue of Motorcyclist and on their website. Everybody and their brother will replace the mufflers, but other than that, at least as far as appearence, not much elce will need to be done. Suzuki warmed over their Bandit. Yamaha is plagued by poor fuel injection and bad press. We Honda guys are stuck with a 6 year old design. Hope Kawie didn't cut the balls off that engine.

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post #2 of 45 Old 10-23-2006, 08:55 AM
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I knew about that bike before I bought my 919, but I obviously still chose the 9er. I think the 900 motor is the best for the street. With 100hp and 60+ ft/lbs it's not too much and not too weak.

The Z does look nice though. Better buy tires by the dozen with that thing.

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According to Dyno figures, the 919 is gutsier than the original ZIK where it matters; in the streets. Only above 7K rpm the Kawi would surpass it. For the new one to be more user friendly, Kawasaki would have had to raise the torque at the bottom, and lower the buzz at highway speed.

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It joins FZ1 in the sport class to alienate 2up touring with a tiered launch-pad seat and reduced peg distance to the pipes. Without the 919 I would hate life riding a heavy, relaxed turning/braking bike. Thank you Honda!

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post #6 of 45 Old 10-23-2006, 10:59 AM
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you could carry a helmet and a hot lunch in that exhaust!

quick, someone photoshop a carbon fiber Akrapovic on that before I gouge my eyes out.

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+1 scared me shirtless! that thingy has a look of its own

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That radior shroud does not fit.
The exhaust is also quite horrid.

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Its "pipes" would make awesome house lamps! I'm watching for them on ebay!

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wow that is amazing how it helps the look! still looks like poo though

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Much better, now can you get rid of that bikini fairing and the jagged looking piece of plastic below it?

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With Arrow exhaust. Man you guys must never leave this forum. This is really old news. Pic's have been out for months.

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that turn light portion reminds me of the creature (ships) on war of the worlds movie

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With Arrow exhaust. Man you guys must never leave this forum. This is really old news. Pic's have been out for months.
Actually, I think there was already a thread discussing this bike and the hideous exhaust about a month ago. The radiator shroud is still butt-friggin-ugly.

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I think it looks great. Maybe my next buy.

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Name a couple of things that we recently talked about that has never been covered before. Yes, I first saw it in MC News or one of the other "Inquirer" type rags a long time ago. I also saw a new Suzuki that never materialised and the promise of a 919 replacement.

Styling on every new bike has gotten to be so hard edged and pointy, I think we'd just better get used to it. I'm sure the radiator plastic would come off if you wanted it to. Overall, it's fresh and different, kind of funky but I like it. I'll bet it'll handle good. The deciding factor for most people will be the engine characteristics. The price is right.

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FUGLY.......the exhaust looks like a chromed traffic cone.




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It looks like something out of a 50s horror movie! Some insect that mutated from exposure to radiation or something.

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It looks awesome like this!

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Can you black out the radiator schroud?

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It looks MUCH better in that last pic with the Arrow exhaust (stock is hideous), the radiator shrouds ruin the look of the whole bike, it would probably look better with none. The tank is smooth (kinda FZ1-like), and the front and back of the bike are sharp and pointy - not sure what that is across the center of the engine, from the radiator back to the fake frame piece... odd.

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I like the 750 looks (for the most part)--if only it had an aluminum swingarm like the 1000

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Kawasaki needs to develop an employee drug testing policy. The first drug they should probably test for is LSD....yikes.

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It looks distinctly like that European "cat-in-heat w/ tail-in-air" trend from a few years back. Maybe it will look better in person. Our local dealer already has the promo materials for them.

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I'm kinda wondering how the hell I use my tankbag on that thing?

Haven't you guys seen photos of a bike and then seen it in person and thought differently? I'm wondering if anybody here has seen and actually ridden this bike?

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You're tankbag would act as a chin rest would be my first guess. As far as looks, you are right. Ther have been countless times I have seen pics of a bike that had a bad case of the uglies. Once i saw it in person however, it usually didn't look as bad. I will wait for my dealer to get one b4 passing final judgement.

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i can see in just the pictures the same thing that made me decide against a z1000 in the first place. Kawai's build quality is uninspiring. I sat on one and the whole thing just felt cheap. I dont doubt that may have impressive performance but when i spend a few thousand on something i want it to feel substantial...

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My friend's ZX10R isn't the quality my 929 is. But another friend's ZX12 is. The lst price on the Z1000 is less than $8600.... we'll see reguarding quality.

I want to see a dyno chart and the curb weight.

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Here's a quicky Photoshop hack job. I like it w/o some of that alien chit they stuck all over the poor thing.

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Well, hell, let's try that again.
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Looks better than the original but still not sure if I like it.




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Here are the changes I would make:



Of course then it would be an 06 Z1000 with the exception of the brakes and the instrument cluster. I'm thinking about finding out if the dash is interchangeable with my 06. Here's a pic of the dash:




And yes, I know it says in Motorcyclist that it is going to have the ZX10R motor, but that's not true. This is the same bored out ZX-9R motor as the 06.


From http://www.kawasaki.com/Products/Detail.aspx?id=204

Kawasaki engineers have literally upped the ante in the naked bike arena with the introduction of the newly-redesigned 2007 Z1000. Offering both increased performance and the styling to complement the visceral riding enjoyment it provides, this purpose-built Kawasaki is sure to find a home in the garages of both practical motorcyclists—and those simply seeking a smile-producing weekend ride.

This latest incarnation of the Z1000 features a seriously bulked-up performance capability that is created by refocusing engine and chassis characteristics for serious street riding. With one liter of superbike technology, the Z1000’s boosted engine performance provides greater exhilaration when passing or pulling out of corners. This version of Kawasaki nakedness has been tuned to satisfy the most demanding musclebike riders. Not only will its reconfigured torque measurements provide low-end get-up-and-go, but the increased pull follows through its mid-range, giving the rider extra thrust for conquering most road challenges.

Placing maneuverability at the forefront of the engineering task, Kawasaki has developed a new engine sub-frame and re-engineered chassis rigidity balance to provide truly outstanding feedback, enabling the rider to read and respond to all motorcycle behaviors, in all speed ranges.

Improvements in mass centralization and revised ergonomics have significantly enhanced the synergy between rider and machine. The handlebars of the Z1000 have been positioned closer to the rider, and combined with a slimmer saddle, the result offers a more compact riding position. This, in turn, lets the rider take full advantage of the motorcycle’s greater stability and sharp, nimble, handling characteristics, while making short work of their favorite ribbon of asphalt.

A big increase in the “Fun to Ride” factor is an unavoidable side-effect when you couple a more powerful engine with a more maneuverable chassis. When it comes right down to it, isn’t that what motorcycling is all about?

This particular model—perhaps more than any other—speaks to the intrinsically raw desire of the dedicated motorcyclist. While providing maneuverable, functional transportation in any daily environment, it provides the ability to unleash the fun-seeker in every rider. And it does it with Kawasaki performance and styling characteristics unmatched in the naked bike category.

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I also think that Z1k is missing yellow lines all over it.

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I think the yellow line are done with lazers. It's holla-graphic man.

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FUGLY.......the exhaust looks like a chromed traffic cone.
Could not have said it better.
Looks like a kitchen appliance (blender) strapped to the side and, yes way too many sharp edges.

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How could you say it's the same motor? It looks nothing like the old one.

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