: Bike Mag UK 10R road test (pics)
04-06-2004, 04:17 PM
get a load of this....the 10R is scaring the shite out of UK testers....load of wimps :twisted: :twisted:
the have also done a 1k shootout, however, they slated the 10R for being TOO MUCH for the road, and needing a steering damper. giving it 4 stars overall.
R1 - 5 stars
Blade - 5 stars
Gixer - 4 stars
10R - 4 stars
PS the pics will only show when i'm on line, so apologies for the red X's when i'm not... :roll:
cheers for that 10r-geezer
04-06-2004, 04:34 PM
10r_geezer thanks for the scans mate :)
04-06-2004, 04:51 PM
kewl geezer. thanx bro!!!!!!!!!
04-06-2004, 05:34 PM
04-06-2004, 05:45 PM
heres another article by Jerry McWilliams (who :?: )
hes a mid-field MotoGP rider...rode for (King) Kenny Roberts last year, and is riding for Aprilia this season....quite a talented rider though, even at 40yo... :wink:
Why does everybody keep pickin' on me?
Iwant it, and I want it NOW!
hey geezer, thanks for posting the article.
04-06-2004, 08:27 PM
Great article. Sums up what I feel when I get on my 10R - equal levels of exuberance and fright.
04-06-2004, 09:36 PM
Thanks for posting the article Geezer. :) Please take no offense at the following rant.
I have to say that this is the most uninformative writeup I've seen yet. No mention of anything about the bike, whatsoever. Just subjective feelings (mostly of fear and trepidation -- better call the WAH-mbulance :roll: ) about how fast the bike is. I would love to have read about the feel of the slipper clutch, about how quickly the bike transitions from left to right and back again, about the brakes and their initial bite (or lack thereof), about the riding position, whether the seat is comfortable, about the gauges & lap timer, about being able to tuck-in nicely behind the screen due to the cool tank design, etc, etc, etc.
Instead we get nothing more than a sniveling diatribe that doesn't say much more than "Boy, is it fast and scary!" a dozen different ways. I'm disappointed -- Bike magazine is usually better than this. Am I the only one looking for more objective observations? :?
04-07-2004, 03:03 AM
nice read Geezer
04-07-2004, 09:46 AM
No your not. :?
huh they were really scared and i got feelin that they dont like this bike one bit.
Im really interested wat were their thoughts when gsx1000r first came up and made huge step over competition. Did scared the shit outta them or they like it? Cant wait to get some good info when SuperBike make the lineup ot Sport Rider as i belive them most so far.
Motorcyclist has a litre bike comparison coming, at least it looked like it. I didn't want to go through it since I have a subsciption.
It better be here soon.
It seems certain UK mags feel that the new crop of 1Ls are just too much for our roads. They say the comments generally apply to all 4 machines, but single out the "little guy" in the pack to have a personal swipe at. After all, musn't offend YamHonSuki directly, in a way that could affect sales...
At the end of the day, the bike may be as agile as a 600, but grabbing handfuls of throttle when coming off bends, won't make it respond like a 600. What the hell did they expect?
If the ZX-10R is so bad, how come the likes of motorcycleusa rate it as the No1 street bike? I don't know that publication at all, but seems an up-front publication :) What I do know is what *eye* want in a sports bike. The 10 seems more than capable of meeting my requirements. But time will tell. DEALER! WHERE'S MY BIKE!!! :evil:
04-07-2004, 07:17 PM
My 10R is four days old and I f'ing love it! My 6R was damn fast too; some would say "too fast for the street." I say B.S. there is no such thing (okay except for jet-powered toys). If that were true all of our cars in the U.S. would shut off at our local speed limit, right?
Pushing the speed limits and personal skills is my right as far as I'm concerned as long as I accept the legal and moral consequences of my choices.
To cut to the chase (no pun intended) - I love my 10R and plan to ride the sh*t out of it on the track. On the street I'm going to exercise it too, just not as aggressively. If a bike with that much balls makes you queasy there are plenty of other bikes to choose from...some pink scooters too. :D
04-07-2004, 07:32 PM
O My!! :shock:
04-08-2004, 04:27 PM
If a bike with that much balls makes you queasy there are plenty of other bikes to choose from...some pink scooters too. :D
True though, true... :)
04-09-2004, 02:34 AM
The interesting thing is that Performance Bikes, TWO and Bike (go figure) all reckon it's too extreme. However, I have a healthy slice of aftermarket trinket funds I'd happily wager on the ZX10R featuring as a long term test bike on all the mags - probably snaffled by the editor before the others get a look in!
04-09-2004, 10:59 AM
I must be a little sick (rhetorical comment thank you very much), but I like the "fright factor" of my 10.