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post #1 of 29 Old 09-16-2013, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Considering the 2014 Ninja 1000

I've been thinking about this bike for a couple of years now, and after reading the reviews of the 2014 model, I think I may be ready to lose my Gen 3 and move to one of these. I'm looking to do some longer days in the future, and with the upgrades on the new model... It's tempting. What do y'all think?
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I'm interested too. Both me and my gen 1 just can't get along anymore. This new 1000 looks decent enuff and I could actually ride it 4-5 hrs with the wife. I wanna know just how comfy it is.

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Once you go luggage, you never go back...... :)

Seriously though, it's a damn fine bike for commuting. I have a C14 & the ZX10, and I can say it's almost the perfect blend of streetbikes. The C14 is a big heavy bitch, but it actually commutes well. I can only imagine that the Z1000 would be a little less friendly on long trips, but more enjoyable in town or as a commuter.

If you can swing it, don't lose the Gen 3 right away. Having 2 in the stable might seem like wretched excess, but it's actually REALLY nice to have 2 separately kitted bikes. :)

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Once you go luggage, you never go back...... :)

Seriously though, it's a damn fine bike for commuting. I have a C14 & the ZX10, and I can say it's almost the perfect blend of streetbikes. The C14 is a big heavy bitch, but it actually commutes well. I can only imagine that the Z1000 would be a little less friendly on long trips, but more enjoyable in town or as a commuter.

If you can swing it, don't lose the Gen 3 right away. Having 2 in the stable might seem like wretched excess, but it's actually REALLY nice to have 2 separately kitted bikes. :)
I'm trying to figure a way to make that happen. I know i'm gonna miss that Gen. 3 badly if I let it go!
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I wonder even after re-gearing it if it will have the balls to pull the front wheel up coming out of turn like my gen 1 ? I want comfort+knee draggin+wheelies dammit!! Lol rant over

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They say it'll power wheelie easily. Basically as fast as a ZX10 till the high RPM's. Lets face it, I don't ride the 10 anywhere near it's potential anyway so... I'm just hoping it doesn't feel heavy.
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That's another good point! If it's a pig and have to muscle it to turn in's to corners I'd pass on it. Wish I had a kawi dealer close to me, someone needs to con a salesman into a test ride and type the truth.

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I can't even get a price on one from the local dealer, but here's a review.
http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/10/02...review-photos/
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Well.....I did it! A shiny new green 2014 is on it's way to me! I'm going to take your advice and keep my Gen 3 for now. I'll pick it up in a couple of weeks. I wish I didn't have to sit and stare at it over the winter, but oh well. I'll post some pics when I get it home.
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Well.....I did it! A shiny new green 2014 is on it's way to me! I'm going to take your advice and keep my Gen 3 for now. I'll pick it up in a couple of weeks. I wish I didn't have to sit and stare at it over the winter, but oh well. I'll post some pics when I get it home.


That's what I'm talkin bout! Give it a ride before you put it away and tell us what you think. Congrats!

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