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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-25-2010, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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2011 Ninja 1000

Surprised this hasn't been a thread yet. I got my first peak at this bike in Burnaby last week. Seems like a perfect move up from the Versys.

Seating position slightly lower, but still offers good upright visibility. Bars are raised clip ons, I would put the rider position between a Versys a Ninja 650. Still chain driven. Allows for three bags, and uses the same Givi setup as the Versys. Weight is only 500 lbs despite gaining two more cylinders and another 50 or so horses. Suspension and brakes look very nice too.

I love my Versys, but have wanted a little more power when passing big trucks, etc at highway speeds. Am I alone in thinking this is a pretty nice performance boost in an all arounder form for not a lot more pesos?

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Sweet looking bike.
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I was not prepared for that... You should have put a warning on your post!

I bet it is a fun machine. It sure looks purdy but too many $ for this ol fella!
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I was not prepared for that... You should have put a warning on your post!

I bet it is a fun machine. It sure looks purdy but too many $ for this ol fella!


That's the Canadian price. MSRP in US is $10,999.

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That's the Canadian price. MSRP in US is $10,999.
Calming down a bit. I looked up the ZX-10R thinking that was the Ninja 1000. $13,799 American.

Thanks for the correction!
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I hear one calling my name!!!

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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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Looks like I want one too! Wonder what the difference in insurance rates between the Versys and this are in Can.? Even more of an issue than extra maintenance and tires I'd guess. (for those of us in Canukland)

Versys pushes my limits at almost 1000.00 for the year...thinkin' this would be up between 2 and 3 grand at least.

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I want the one with bags!

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