Kawasaki Z1000SX- A mini-review

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Re: Kawasaki Z1000SX- A mini-review

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I know I haven't had the chance yet to put serious miles under the wheels of the Zed - only the one ride of just over 200 miles - but my initial impression was not one of being restricted for space. I'm not sure we've met Bigyin, but we're similar height.

Yes, it's smaller than the K1300, but at no time did my knees give me grief and I did just under 170 miles before stopping for petrol. A similar run on the K or my 954 Blade would certainly have started to cause some discomfort.

As for the looks and the screen - well it's not KTM pretty ;) - and I'm looking forward to getting out on it to see how effective it is but not expecting BMW K-RT levels of protection.

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A blower adds weight and mass I'm afraid. Has to go somehwere.

I'm waiting for a kit for my Superduke. :1

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Re: Kawasaki Z1000SX- A mini-review

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2xtwins wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:51 am
but at no time did my knees give me grief and I did just under 170 miles before stopping for petrol.
Kev
Yeah but the Yin is old now and various body parts are well borked. 'Tis why he retired. All the Polis are now required to take the knee and the poor bastid couldn't manage it. Well he could do the getting down part,(more like falling down) but then his ancient knobblies refused to cooperate with the getting up thing. :(

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2xtwins wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:51 am
I know I haven't had the chance yet to put serious miles under the wheels of the Zed - only the one ride of just over 200 miles - but my initial impression was not one of being restricted for space. I'm not sure we've met Bigyin, but we're similar height.

Yes, it's smaller than the K1300, but at no time did my knees give me grief and I did just under 170 miles before stopping for petrol. A similar run on the K or my 954 Blade would certainly have started to cause some discomfort.
Kev
I think you mis read my post mate...... i said it felt small in comparison to my Multistrada due mainly to bar and footpeg position being a lot more sporty.

My second post with knee discomfort was referring to a Panigale test ride

I hope you get well soon and get many more miles under your belt


Skub on the other hand can just fuck off back to his peat bog :thumbup:

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Re: Kawasaki Z1000SX- A mini-review

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Sorry Bigyin.

The knee reference was purely my own point of reference as to how comfy I am on a bike -I've noticed that over the past two or three years my ageing joints have become more of an issue.

Fair play for test-riding a Panigale, I'm not sure I'd last five minutes :thumbup:

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Rode a couple of these as friends have them, for me they were very much a comfy sportsbike for one up use. I was always impressed by the midrange and always thought they’d be great for winning the intermediate group on track, definitely an impressive bike and when my knee was proper playing up a few years ago I did consider one.

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Couchy wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:37 pm
they’d be great for winning the intermediate group on track,
I dig how you think. :lol:

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Skub wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:55 pm

I dig how you think. :lol:
Couchy is always looking for a bike or added trick to win at Inters ;)

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Bigyin wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:27 pm
Skub wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:55 pm

I dig how you think. :lol:
Couchy is always looking for a bike or added trick to win at Inters ;)
The trick is to use a non sportsbike :lol:

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Couchy wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:36 pm


The trick is to use a non sportsbike :lol:
I think Tricky on the loud sofa will be favourite for that next time out ;) :D