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1 The ZZR1400 on Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:47 pm

BanditMike

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Well, been out a few times now and managed an easy 83 miles this evening, and must say I'm starting to enjoy the ride  thumbs   thumbs   Laughing   Laughing   I love you

It is a different bike to the ZX12, riding position feels higher, power delivery seems smoother and the acceleration isn't as brutal, but the speed is  Twisted Evil   Twisted Evil   It seems smooth enough through the bends and, to me, is as flickable through the corners as the ZX was.  I will qualify that as, people that have ridden with me know, I'm not a maniac on the bike and I don't do the whole "knee down" thing. People used to say that the ZX didn't really handle in the corners as it was too heavy, never found that and to me it always seemed fine.

But, back to the ZZR. Feels a bit exposed at the higher speeds. Reminds me, to some degree, of the bandit. Then I remember I have a screen and tuck in behind it  thumbs   Twisted Evil    The headlights illuminate well, so at lower light levels you can still see fairly well and you never lose the road in the darkness. I haven't really opened her up fully yet, want to get a little more comfortable on her first, but based on the way she pulls in 3rd or 4th, taking her top the limit will be "exciting"  Twisted Evil    Ooops   poo

Do I like her more than the ZX? Styling is better, smoother power delivery, almost effortless acceleration. But there was a certain pleasure in the simpleness of the ZX, big engine, big bike, big power. Giving fair thought, I do prefer the ZZR. Will I miss the ZX, of course I will  thumbs

2 Re: The ZZR1400 on Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:26 pm

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You won't fully appreciate a ZZR until you've had it five years in my view. The better you get to know them, the more capable you realise they are. Smile

3 Re: The ZZR1400 on Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:48 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
People used to say that the ZX didn't really handle in the corners as it was too heavy, never found that and to me it always seemed fine.

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took mine round Cadwell and it coped ok, I even went round the outside of a few round Mansfield. Theyre are a bit heavy to throw round compared to an out and out sports bike though, I certainly knew about it after 4 sessions.

4 Re: The ZZR1400 on Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:23 pm

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Stunning looking bike Mike, cant wait to see it in the flesh........now get your avatar sorted mate! Laughing thumbs " headlights illuminate well", now that's where the Bandit scores a big fat zilch so if we are caught out in the dark you will know why I'm following mate! Laughing

5 Re: The ZZR1400 on Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:57 pm

Chadatious

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is a smart bike mate, itll probably be one of those things where you like it the more you ride it

6 Re: The ZZR1400 on Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:35 pm

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Always like the look of it---never rode one --but a real 'looker' thumbs

7 Re: The ZZR1400 on Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:17 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:You won't fully appreciate a ZZR until you've had it five years in my view. The better you get to know them, the more capable you realise they are. Smile

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
People used to say that the ZX didn't really handle in the corners as it was too heavy, never found that and to me it always seemed fine.

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took mine round Cadwell and it coped ok, I even went round the outside of a few round Mansfield. Theyre are  a bit heavy to throw round compared to an out and out sports bike though, I certainly knew about it after 4 sessions.

Exactly what I found with the ZX. Took me a while to get used to it, but I had started to be more confident in what it cold do. Off to get a few more miles today. Need more familiarisation thumbs Twisted Evil Laughing

8 Re: The ZZR1400 on Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:20 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Stunning looking bike Mike, cant wait to see it in the flesh........now get your avatar sorted mate! Laughing thumbs " headlights illuminate well", now that's where the Bandit scores a big fat zilch so if we are caught out in the dark you will know why I'm following mate! Laughing

Have to agree mate. Came back from Hartlepool late on night so was riding down the 689 at about 11 using moonlight to see as even with twin headlights there was minimal light on the road Shocked Shocked So no problems mate. If we're ever caught out thumbs

9 Re: The ZZR1400 on Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:25 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:is a smart bike mate, itll probably be one of those things where you like it the more you ride it

Feels like it mate, I'll let you know in a few weeks thumbs Very Happy

10 Re: The ZZR1400 on Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:27 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Always like the look of it---never rode one --but a real  'looker' thumbs

Have to agree mate. Always said it was the only bike I would sell the ZX for, and here we are thumbs thumbs thumbs

11 Re: The ZZR1400 on Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:36 pm

haveugot1

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I dont like it, its not black and its slow hide





















Only joking m8 its stunning. salute

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