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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-02-2014, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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2014 Z1000 test ride

Had a test ride on the new 2014 Z1000. The first Japanese production motorcycle with LED headlights. The motor is fantastic, the fueling is perfect it pulls like a train from 2000 rpm in any gear and the induction howl is intoxicating.
It is very low geared for a 4 cylinder 1000 it pulls the same revs at 100 km/h as my 650 Versys. I'd love to shoehorn that motor into the V.
I also had a ride on the Triumph 675 Speed Triple in green of course, nice bike good fun and actually a little more comfortable than the big Z. I think I'd like to have ride on the Z800

Thanks to Allrider Coffs Harbour for the test rides

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Love that engine, next year im tradeing my 2011 z1000sx or ninja 1000 for the upgraded version that comes into nz with panniers and all the bells/ whistles as the only option
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Sounds like a fantastic day!
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im seeing some pretty good prices on the 2013 z1000's $7895--I am somewhat tempted to get me one. I do know there are some improvements on the 2014 that might make it worth the wait for me to hold off and hope to catch a similar deal next winter on the newer model--------
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Ouch ... Weird light pod (staying polite here ...)
The rest look's good despite that

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