I had a 2003 in Green
I loved this bike and added lots of go fast parts, it was an absolute screamer too. I did a couple track days, but mostly streeted it.
I ended up selling it last year due to the fact that it didn't really suit the type of riding I wanted to do, that my new Versys does. (touring, mild off pavement stuff etc)
The Zed was a very easy bike to misbehave on.
The local Roscoe also began really cracking down on "those Damn Crotchrockets" and this had me fearing for my legal right to use public roads and also for my employment.
Nobody bats an eye at a Tall Touring bike with panniers, but The Z with 'er 4 into 1 "closed course only" exhaust would have the fuzz following for miles, just waiting for me to slip up somehow, though the angel I am, I never did.
Whenever I went riding with my full on sportbike equipped friends, the Zed always tended to receive the most attention as it was a bit different looking than the others, while still looking very badass.
If a guy could afford about 5 bikes, I think another Zed would make the list.