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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-30-2009, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Gettin' the Itch

I thought I was satisfied with my two motorcycles. I love my cruiser, I love my Versys.

Then Kawasaki has to rebuild the z1000 from the ground up and produce this temptress:



Depends on the price but this baby is tempting!
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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-30-2009, 12:26 PM
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Yeah I have an itch too. I have two bikes, but a third is calling me...
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well if you know what "they" say if you have got the itch theres two options
either go to the STD clinic and get treatment
OR
Go out and chuck money at the problem

no point in bemoaning the fact you've got the itch, just go out there and get rid of it
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I agree, I also want a z1000, cant sleep.
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Damn those itches.... Mine is about the KLX450R and the ZX-10R.
I would love to add these two to my commuting specialist the 2009 green V.
The Z 1000 I see as the V step up/replacement. Nice bike really.
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Simple solution. If ya got the itch - sratch it.
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There are several topical ointments and powders for itching, but yours my friend is your wallet.

"I read somewhere that 77 per cent of all the mentally ill live in poverty. Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23 per cent who are apparently doing quite well for themselves." -- Jerry Garcia
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I've had the itch too, but strangely it's for a 2009 Royal Enfield C5 with a sidecar. Go get that Z1000! I'm too scary on my 650 to go up in CCs until I can act my age.

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Hey you can't take it with you, right?


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2010 Z1000 looks very sharp!!! Go get one and let the rest of us know how you like it...

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The new (for US) Honda NT700 has piqued my interest. Got a feeling when I get to see it will have to have it :>)
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Damn that Z1000...
I had my mind all made up about the 2010 V but now I'm not so sure oh well guess I;ll have to test drive them both
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That Z1000 sure looks Gooood!

Bikes today are like computers. New today, old the next.
One thing is sure, only YOU know what you need.

I feel the Neeeed, The neeeeed for Speeeed....

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lol, that's what I first thought when I read your post.

Big fan of the Z1000, always loved their styling and detuned Liter engine. I think the new design is really growing on me, I really liked last years design also. They're pretty cheap, right? around 8,500-9,000?

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I thought I was satisfied with my two motorcycles. I love my cruiser, I love my Versys.

Then Kawasaki has to rebuild the z1000 from the ground up and produce this temptress:



Depends on the price but this baby is tempting!
Dealer near me has one ordered, list is $10,500

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Actually, I think it's kind of ugly. Not that the Versys is pretty or anything, but the Z looks like some kid's transformer toy.

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What do you guys think about the Z1000 as a commuter?
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What do you guys think about the Z1000 as a commuter?
ultimately what does anyone else's opinion count in such a matter, its your choice, its your bike, its your dreams
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ultimately what does anyone else's opinion count in such a matter, its your choice, its your bike, its your dreams
Thanks Healdem that's what I needed to hear
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+1 Get what YOU like! I would like the extra power of the Z1000.

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I bought a motorcycle because my wife said that I couldn't! Now I have two and she still says I can't have another one!
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Sounds like a challenge to me!

Now I have four!
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