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post #1 of 11 Old 12-08-2005, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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I have the opportunity to buy a 2003 ZX-12 in Racing green For less than $6500. As new, 2100 miles with a new Muzzy exhaust. I pretty much had my sites set on the 06' GSXR 1000 but I think this is just too great of a deal to pass. It will be more comfortable if my wife rides with me some but the GSXR 1000 is I'm sure a more fun bike to ride due to its less weight. What do you think?
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For the price it is a deal.... you're getting 190mph 9 second performance for less than a new 600.

If you're a "bigger" guy...you will definately feel at home on the ZX12R. Plenty of room and exception wind protection and aerodynamics at high speed.

Easy to ride and easy to make power on them...

Most ZX12R's make anywhere from 170-180rwhp and 95-98ft lbs torque with just a pipe/pc3/remap.

Although it doesn't handle like a ZX10R.... you'd be shocked on how well handles for a bike of it's size. Think of it as a ZX-9R on steroids.
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For the price it is a deal.... you're getting 190mph 9 second performance for less than a new 600.

If you're a "bigger" guy...you will definately feel at home on the ZX12R. Plenty of room and exception wind protection and aerodynamics at high speed.

Easy to ride and easy to make power on them...

Most ZX12R's make anywhere from 170-180rwhp and 95-98ft lbs torque with just a pipe/pc3/remap.

Although it doesn't handle like a ZX10R.... you'd be shocked on how well handles for a bike of it's size. Think of it as a ZX-9R on steroids.
I owned an 01 and it was a super bike....with an Akro pipe and a several other mods you will be satisfied!

I sold my 01 in mint condition for $6800 this year so I think you are getting a heck of a deal!
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Thanks. I am a bigger guy. 6'7'' 275lbs so the extra size will be nice.Funny the bike was on Ebay and got zero bids at $6500.00.
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HELL YA'
im 6'4'' and weight 290 and i loved mine(2000) ...had a micron race and pc2
and it made 185rwhp w/95lbft....so fast and handled awesome...
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I sealed the deal at $6k even. I'll take care of the much needed new battery and rear tire. I took it for a ride the other night at was quite impressed with the power. Esp. throttle roll on when she hit 5k.
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I sealed the deal at $6k even. I'll take care of the much needed new battery and rear tire. I took it for a ride the other night at was quite impressed with the power. Esp. throttle roll on when she hit 5k.
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awesome deal, more like you stole the damn thing. congrats
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post #10 of 11 Old 01-31-2006, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Still haven't gotten the damn thing yet. Title issues still. Utah needs a letter from the Florida State attorney showing that the false FL title was destroyed.Paperwork. I was starting to look elsewhere but damn $6000 even fot that bike setup already is a GREAT deal. Saw on Ebay a stock 03'for $7200. Identical but with 1000 less miles. I know I got a great deal here.i'll give it another 3 weeks. Gotta get one before bike week.I need a tire, green rear hugger and a 40 shot but I'm waitin to by those.
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