So much facepalm in this thread. Who is giving you this shit info about a race bike that should be disposed of after xxx amount of miles?? That dude is a idiot!
"No Regrets"??? Other than its a tweaked out sportbike and it sounds like you're looking for something more Goldwing perhaps (Touring???)?? I was going to make a ape hanger joke but wont. There are some great ST bikes out there, but this one didnt come off the factory floor intended for that. Also think its interesting you find the ZX more comfy when the Z1K is more upright and many people get that bike because its more comfy than a ZX Supersport or Superbike.
Sounds like you did zero research on this bike before the purchase and obviously didnt even visit this forum or youd see how many people have put tons of miles on these bikes.
"A disposabike ready for the squid sale block at 30K"??? lol @ whatever that means. Do you intend to maintain a motorcycle you own? This goes for any bike.
FWIW i do 2-300 miles easier on a G2 than my 636, but if its that torturous then maybe take a look at a standard or cruiser. Really, i think youd be happier on a older Goldwing.
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