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Which is better , what do you think

Post  Mad Frosty on Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:49 pm

Ok lads simple question , which one of these do you think its better

The Honda VFR 1200
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj8_LL8vBp4

Or the kawasaki Z1000 SX
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-C7uq7y1kQ
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Re: Which is better , what do you think

Post  AURORA on Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:12 am

What kind of purchace price, maintenance and riding is your goal?

BMW S1000RR
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Re: Which is better , what do you think

Post  Mauser on Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:20 am

Or a beautiful ZX12R......just like mine, believe it or not people tour on these bikes !!!



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Post  SkidMark on Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:21 pm

hmmmm - that was a simple question but obviously still too difficult for some... razz 

I'd choose the VFR.
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Re: Which is better , what do you think

Post  Mauser on Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:06 pm

SkidMark wrote:hmmmm - that was a simple question but obviously still too difficult for some... razz 

I'd choose the VFR.

Not my fault someone mentioned a BMW  Bump 

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Post  Mad Frosty on Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:50 pm

SkidMark wrote:hmmmm - that was a simple question but obviously still too difficult for some... razz 

I'd choose the VFR.

Was going to say the same , some people  dummy 
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Re: Which is better , what do you think

Post  Mad Frosty on Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:58 pm

AURORA wrote:What kind of purchace price, maintenance and riding is your goal?

BMW S1000RR

I am not after supersport got fedup with them things long time ago , they are only good for a race track and to show off . I want bike for the real world , comfy , reliable , fast , not too heavy  .... As for the BMW , well there are not many good looking bikes around these days but if you want something REALLY UGLY you must have BMW they are the worse looking bikes out there and blind people wanting to ride the badge buy them  razz 

Saying that i do know that the S1000RR is the best supersport bike you can buy at this moment and i was shocked how nice and torquey the engine is not just in the scream zone but all the way from the bottom . But as i have said too ugly and uncomfortable riding position of a supersport  Evil or Very Mad


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Post  Mad Frosty on Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:10 pm

Mauser wrote:Or a beautiful ZX12R......just like mine, believe it or not people tour on these bikes !!!



I did consider some of the big Kawasaki's , but narrowed the search to the two bikes mentioned up there for various reasons ,....
The Z1000sx its a better bike for me , for my needs as a second bike . It has won loads of Awards and i have only heard Praise from everybody about this bike , not a single complaint , cannot say the same for the honda ( which i prefer ) there are some serious issues with this bike ( what's up honda ?  Shocked  ) , the biggest is the front brakes can lock while you ride the bike - not fun , rear suspension problems , i know someone who had his rear suspension unit replaced more than once ( 10 times if i remember  Suspect  ) ,.... There is no such a thing as perfect bike but some have come close (  pig  )
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Re: Which is better , what do you think

Post  AURORA on Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:58 pm

Ok.Ok.

How about a CBR1100XX banana 
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Re: Which is better , what do you think

Post  Zoro on Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:39 pm

Hayabusa...

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Re: Which is better , what do you think

Post  Mauser on Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:59 am

Zoro wrote:Hayabusa...

Now you are being silly, who in the right mind would by a Bugley  Frustrated 

Kawasaki have a good reputation for building great engines.... 2 thumbs

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Re: Which is better , what do you think

Post  Mad Frosty on Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:10 pm

AURORA wrote:Ok.Ok.

How about a CBR1100XX banana 

Good bike , i just never liked the looks . Also not quite there with the sport tourers ( not far thou )
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Re: Which is better , what do you think

Post  Mad Frosty on Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:14 pm

Zoro wrote:Hayabusa...

Honda or Kawasaki ?  beat head    BRP smile 

Hayabusa , ....good bike , no need for all that power  for me  but i am sure some people would not swapp it for anything else    naughty
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Re: Which is better , what do you think

Post  ooeddym on Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:45 am

Ducati ST3 or if your really lucky an ST4S.
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Re: Which is better , what do you think

Post  bigkuri on Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:38 pm

Not ridden the touring/sport Z1000, but I have ridden it's original incarnation.

For what it's worth - my two days on a hire Honda 1200 were "ok". Nice bike. A bit too much ride by wire. Big powerful engine? (really?) Hard to tell.

The Z1000 engine is awesome. Firecrackers and nuts, and so much fun.

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Re: Which is better , what do you think

Post  BuRP on Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:37 am

bigkuri wrote:Big powerful engine? (really?) Hard to tell.

No it isn't, just turn the right ear  BRP smile 
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Re: Which is better , what do you think

Post  Mad Frosty on Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:26 pm

The big thing about the honda vfr for me is the DCT , just hate to use mechanical clutches and change gears ( hydraolic clutches are great i wish all bikes have them ( not just some pumpkins  Bump  ) for more relaxed riding .
The Kawasaki seems like a winner , everybody seems to like them , i need to test ride first as i am not sure if i fit in coz when i had the ZX9R it was too small for me . hope the Z is bigger  naughty  .
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Re: Which is better , what do you think

Post  Mauser on Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:33 pm

My 12 has a cable clutch and its sooooooooooooooooo smooth  Bump 

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Re: Which is better , what do you think

Post  Mad Frosty on Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:50 pm

Mauser wrote:My 12 has a cable clutch and its sooooooooooooooooo smooth  Bump 
Bikes used to have cable operated brakes too once , i wonder why they dont use them anymore  razz 

Once you go hydraolic you never go back  asking for it 
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