As an all-rounder, which do you prefer and why?
ZRX 1200 (or 1100 for that matter)
As an all-rounder, which do you prefer and why?
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+1 in the Z1000... much better, better suspension (could still be better though)... and less retarded looking..
The passenger seat on the Z1000 though.... less than desireable... Passengers can only stand about 1 hr of riding until the complaining starts..
I love my Z1000 for ripping around the city etc, its a very small bike and handles very well. But for longer tours the seat is not very comfy.. So it depens on how you ride I guess....
Both neat bikes....might be my age, but love the retro lines on the Zrex, and I know they are very well respected, and pretty bulletproof bikes.
I also really like the Z1000's streetfighter look, especially in the orange color:
Z1000 hands-down, because the other one looks geeky.
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ZRX, do they still make and sell them?? Maybe they still do in Japan, they love 80's retro looks.
I have a 07 Z, it got much better suspensions than my previous SV650. For specs and ride feels, I prefered Bandit 1250S. I chose Z solely for a look, I love this streetfighter-like look, I've never seen another on streets yet. Both got more power than I can handle.
It's true that it's extremely unforcomfortable doing 2 ups on Z, I got tired only after 15 min. or city rides.
I worried the absense of windshield, It's pretty ok even on highways. However, there was a strong wind yesterday on southbound I-5, I found riding at speed limit at 120km/h a bit too uncomfortable with head shaken left and right. I decided to follow a slow big truck.
The bike isn't designed to ride in rainy condition at all. Because of the short front fender, all the water and debris are sprinkled upward towards forks and handle bars. The key hole for rear seat is located weird position, so it easily gets covered by dirt and sand.
A 19L fuel tank is a bit too small for my liking, with a full tank, I can do only 200km average, while with SV650 it could do almost 300km. Another thing that I don't like is that fuel warning flashes as 'fuel' when there's 2.5L of gas or less, and stops displaying trip/odo. I have to press 'mode' to see them again. Maybe I shouldn't be riding till that low fuel.
Funny you should ask.....I rode them both Back in 2004 , back to back....
and the winner is.
I luv how all the youngin's think the Zrex is geeky or ugly. If you had something like that back in the early 80's you'd have been the hottest rider at the local A&W of all.....
I love my Z but I modded it up to turn it into a sport touring bike. Saddle, rear rack and larger windscreen. Swap 'em out in about 15 minutes and I'm a touring bike. Swap 'em back to the stock stuff and tail cover and I'm a hooligan again.
Been in some horrid weather with it and I've got no complaints. Haven't really noticed that the front fender is a biggie since it's the same with any sportbike these days. And most sport touring bikes as well for that matter.
If you're a big guy the Zrex will fit better than the Z1k. I'm 6' 1" and that's about as large as I'd want to be for the little Z1k.
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ZRX is the most beautiful bike in my world!!!!!!!!!!!!
love the retro look!!
yea..you should go for Z1000 .. don't take my zrx!
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Whats the characteristic of each motor.
Good marketing on both bikes. Retro to futuristic.
The ZRX will make the better long distance tourer. Comfy
On the new Z whats the suspension like.
This remind's me of a european article pitting the new nake Bandit
against the naked SV1000. Although ones a V-Twin but all of them are in similar markets.
No comparison. The ZRX is just fugly. Zthou ftw !!
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even though I would prefer Z over the ZRX, I would have to say that the ZRX is quite sexy in its own way. I used to say "what a fugly bike that is" but now I appreciate much more as I start learning the history of bikes and the style of ZRX is very unique in a way that you don't see too much of them on the street now.
on the other hand, the Z offers crazy styling and that futuristic characteristic, where you see the bold headlight and the mufflers.......and it sure looks like a transformer of bikes.......
however, i have never seen the new one on the street last season.....the reviews on the magazines are not that all positive though....
The ZRX will probably look great to many 20 years from now, where the Z may look more dated. I think the Z1000 has instant curb appeal amongst people, and the ZRX takes more time to appreciate. It's a hooligan with ole school character and muscles abound.
If I could own either today, I'd take the Z myself, but if I found a screamin deal on a ZRX, I'd grab it.......these bikes can be found in the US, with low miles, in perfect shape, for under $4k.....SMOKIN deal for a bike like that IMO!
My stage 3 ZRX has chunks of Z1000 in it's poop. Look at the torque curves for both motors (stock or not) and have a good laugh. Hey Z1000, how yer neutered 10 year old motor?
Uh, edit to add that all ZRX's have a 5 speed, which suits the bike perfectly. With this much torque who needs to shift? If you want to race, though, a ZZR tranny will basically plop in there anyway.