Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
2014 Z1000 is another let down for me
I was really hoping Kawasaki would step it up with the new 2014 Z1000. Instead, they give us yet another 500lb PIG with a wheezing 135hp. Seriously, WHY???
A 10-year old ZX10R still kicks its ass. 100lbs less weight, same torque, and 20% more horsepower. ABS is cool but completely unnecessary. At this point my best choice is to put regular handlebars on an old ZX10R and call it good until Kawi figures it out.....
Make it light weight(400lbs)
Make it powerful (150rwhp, 75ft-lbs)
Make it sexy (see ZX10R)
Make it comfortable (see Z1000)
Make it affordable (skip the gizmos)
Would anyone else buy a fresh new hooligan bike from Kawasaki? I know I would!
A 1st Gen Ten will eat the hearts of grown men.