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post #1 of 9 Old 05-03-2004, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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How hard is it riding these bikes?

hi folks ,

I'm from India and we dont even get decent bikes here ....

Anyway , I want to ask , these days claimed dry weights are very low , 170kgs for the ZX10R .

I'm not exactly a newbie but I haven't ridden anybig bikes over 350cc .
I currently ride a single cylinder 225cc weighing 150kg with 1355mm wheelbase and far less power than even a GS500 . My question is , how heavy do these bikes feel ? I hear and see pics of chicks riding big bikes , but I also hear one must be very fit with good upper body strength to ride thse bikes .

I'm 5'7" ( 170cm ) , 70kgs or approx 155lbs , average built . Will it be difficult for me to ride a 4cyclinder bike weighing 170-190kgs dry ?

Further , how tough is it to pick up a fallen bike alone ?

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It's not really the weight of the bike. It's more about balance. The 10 does feel extremely light compared to bikes I've ridden previously though. You nailed it when you asked about picking a bike up. It takes a fair amount of strength, but with lots of practise (which I got years ago with my first bike ) you can learn how to do it quite easily. Your question ( Will it be difficult for me to ride a 4cyclinder bike weighing 170-190kgs dry ? ), should actually be more like ... Will it be difficult for me to ride a 4cyclinder bike that has enough power achieve Earths escape velocity? The answer to that is yes. This is not a beginner bike. I hope I answered your question.
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Thanks Burner ,

I can pick up my bike with not much difficulty , but I reckon 4 cylinder bikes are more top heavy ( high C of G ) which is the crux of the weighty issue .

Yeah I know sportbikes aren't learner bikes , I have been riding 7 years ( more if scooters included ) and mine is pretty slow and I find the RD350 within my scope . I have friends who've ridden Hayabusa's and Blackbirds , CBR600s , they say as long as one doesn't open throttle too fast , they'll be fine . Just a matter of discipline and concentration .

Hopefully a friend will arrange for me to ride a CBR600 soon , but it'll be very long before I buy one of my own .

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Hi ricci Like Afterburner said this isn't a learners bike but I am a so called chick as you say and I have one of these beasties and I absolutely love it! I'm what you call an average size woman and I find the ZX9, which I had before, was like riding a tank, it being that much bigger and heavier, compared to the ZX10. I like to think I'm pretty fit too, I always used to worry about the weight of the bikes till my boyfriend made me have a go on a Bandit 1200 which is a heavy old lump but when I rode it I didn't worry about it at all like AB says it's your balance that counts more. Hope you're lucky enough to get one of these one day then you'll see just what you've been missing it's AWESOME!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D
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hmm , thanks folks . It'll be a while before I get onm my own bike of choice , but on the upside they'll be faster than what they are ....hopefully .
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I thought we had two ladies on this site for a sec.
:( :( :( No it still looks like it's still only little old me, surely there must be some other ladies out there with one of these!!! :o :o :o
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