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Hi all,

I thought I'd come here and introduce myself. I live near Oxford in the UK and currently ride a 2005 Kawasaki Z1000 with a few mods.

I saw some pictures of the CB1000R and thought it looked really good :lick

I will certainly be considering a change when it arrives....
 

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Welcome mate, always loved the looks of the Z1000 :lick though I think the FZ1 and now the CB1000Rhave surpassed it now. Where you based?
 

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JJon,

Thanks for the welcome.. I live just north of Oxford.

I still like my Zed, although things have changed over the years since it was launched. If I had to replace it tomorrow, I would not get one of the new Z1000's as I think kawasaki have made a right mess of it.

I like a lot of the performance oriented naked bikes and stuff like the Tuono, Speed Triple and Superduke are all great but I also like the costs, ease of use and reliability of the japanese bikes like the FZ1 too.

Hopefully the CB1000R will be good too....
 

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:welcome mate... good to have you here... and it's great that we have members with a complete range of current bikes... as that will ultimately give a more balanced view of just how good the CB1000R is.

I do agree with you about the current Z1000, the original had clean sharp lines.... not too in your face (although at the time it was the boldest naked bike you could get I think). The new Zed however does look a mess...and those cans :sick
 

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:welcome SuperSonic, and nice choice of colour (I get ribbed for having an orange Hornet :D)

I actually like the 07 Z1000 and had every intention of getting one until I read the reviews. They're not very kind on the handling and it put me off. Although I prefer the cans on the earlier model I don't actually mind the 07's that much either. In the end though it's got to be a CB1000R, the rest just don't look good enough in comparison, and Honda don't tend to make many mistakes when it comes to the handling of any of their sports orientated bikes; naked or not. Personally I'd be very surprised if it doesn't emerge as the class leader once it's on the roads
 

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SeeBeeThou said:
: (I get ribbed for having an orange Hornet :D)



Orange? ...

:emb no, not orange?

:stop really orange?

:lick sweet or bitter orange?

:pray it isn't really orange, is it?

:taunt2 tangerine perhaps?











... :beer .
 

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Thanks everyone.

My Zed had one or two handling issues but they can be fixed pretty cheaply. I fitted hyperpro progressive fork springs and oil and a ZX10R shock with slightly shorter dogbones (gives about a 20mm lift) and it's made a bnig difference.

To be honest, I was hoping that it's replacement would improve some of the weaknesses - not make them worse....
 

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My Zed had one or two handling issues
Felix's 900 also has one or two handling issues, commonly known as left and right. :evil
 

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To be honest, I was hoping that it's replacement would improve some of the weaknesses - not make them worse....
Yeah, shame, I really like the Z1000s :(

How do you find the finish? I was warned away from them because the quality ain't so good. There's a guy around the corner from me (Mansfield Motorcycles) who runs another business doing Z1000 accessories etc and has a green one that's often parked outside that's supercharged. Apparently they've had it at over 200mph. :devil
 

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I think the finish is pretty good to be honest - and certainly better than some bikes seem to be (anyone say Suzuki??).

Mine is garaged at home, and not ridden every day, but it is coming up 3 years old and if I give it a good wash it looks almost as new...
 
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