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post #3856 of 4533
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

2014 Kawasaki Z1000.  I'm not sure how I feel about it.  Everything looks nice but I'm not a fan of that dash.  And what are those snaps for?  Are they on their tight or are they loose like on Trini's helmet?

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Biltwell's been pretty good about it. Supposed to be sending me a new helmet.
post #3857 of 4533
I like the Z1000. Japanese nakeds generally don't have too much character. For better or worse the new Z1000 oozes it. The LED headlights are kind of cool as well. I'm still not crazy about it as I don't really like inline 4s but it looks damn good. Honda and Suzuki need to get in the mix. The CB1000R is OK but boring and Suzuki doesn't have anything in the segment.

The snaps are probably for a factory option windscreen.
post #3858 of 4533
Look like hex bolts with an angled head.

I have a couple of bolts like that and think they are kind of cool, but no idea what they are called (and a quick google search can't find any that look like that)...I got them from the random bolt box at a bicycle shop when I needed some M5 fender bolts.
post #3859 of 4533

That Kaw looks like an evil crosseyed alien muther effer lol

post #3860 of 4533
Like the BMW instrument cluster a lot more than the Z...
post #3861 of 4533
I was riding home from work last night on my scooter and this chunky dude pulled up behind me on a lime-green Ninja. It had to be a 125 because a) it was silent and b) he was slow as fuck.

At one point he ended up in front of me and it was embarrassing trying to ride staggered behind him because we were holding up traffic
post #3862 of 4533
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

I was riding home from work last night on my scooter and this chunky dude pulled up behind me on a lime-green Ninja. It had to be a 125 because a) it was silent and b) he was slow as fuck.

At one point he ended up in front of me and it was embarrassing trying to ride staggered behind him because we were holding up traffic

 

 

post #3863 of 4533
That Kawasaki does nothing for me. It seems like there is way too much going on.
post #3864 of 4533

Wonder what's it like to ride one of these:

 

 

http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/zero-s/sr.php

post #3865 of 4533
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

Wonder what's it like to ride one of these:




http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/zero-s/sr.php

I could totally get away with one of those...I rarely ride any kind of real mileage. Wouldn't want one though...you can't even drive them for an hour on the highway without the extra battery (which only buys you like 15 minutes). So it's not like getting a tesla where your rare short road trip might just be kind of awkward when you have to stop and eat lunch to charge (instead of just gassing up)...

Would also rob much of the fun when you don't have gears or a clutch. And that *giant* rear sprocket looks super goofy.

Also, motorcycles are a terrible platform for regenerative braking which kills the range. You have friction only braking on the front...which is also where 80% of the braking effort is (and could easily be 100%)....so all of the regen that makes hybrid and electric cars work is nonexistent.
post #3866 of 4533
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Like the BMW instrument cluster a lot more than the Z...


Light years better.  They say the new monster has the same colour panel as the Panigale.  A little too video game-ish for me.  I prefer an analogue tach

 

 

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/gallery/2014-bmw-s1000r/2014-bmw-s1000r-action-72.jpg

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/gallery/2014-kawasaki-z1000/2014-kawasaki-z1000-09.jpg 

 

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/gallery/2012-ducati-1199-panigale/2012-ducati-1199-panigale-30.jpg 


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 11/7/13 at 6:13pm
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post #3868 of 4533
Analog gauges are better in general - I prefer analog speedometer too.
post #3869 of 4533
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

http://hipsterbikevideos.tumblr.com/

peepwall[1].gif

 

 

good gawd Trini 

post #3870 of 4533
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post


good gawd Trini 



Between that site and RideApart's constant disdain for them, I almost feel guilty for owning a Bonneville.

As if it's not a 'real' bike. devil.gif
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