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post #1 of 26 Old 08-14-2018, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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BMW S1000RR Rider Looking for Second Bike

I'm seriously considering the '16 ZX10R to compliment my current S1000RR. The ZX here is sold restricted but apparently an ECU flash can derestrict. Anyone here own both? Any comparisons would be welcome.
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I have a gen5 ZX10 but I ride with with an S1000RR religiously and I have a flash on my bike with 3/4 system and the BMW is still a faster bike on the straights. I have 50lbs on the BMW rider but still he will walk me on any straight. I beat him through curves tho and nothing makes me happier then seeing the asymmetrical headlights in my mirror lol. Both are awesome bikes but I feel you already have the cream of the crop!
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Is that because your a better rider through the twisties?
Or is the ZX easier to turn in? IMO, the BM isnt the most humblest through the curves.
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I mean 'nimblest'.
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Theyre both the fastest bikes out there imo. The BMW has always been just a hair faster but with some weight lose they're neck to neck. I personally think the zx10r is the best bang for your buck though, Super fast and ultra reliable for a 200hp bike plus you can find them pretty damn cheap. The latest gen zx has had some hiccups compared to the 4th gen but im sure they are sorted out now in the 2017+ bikes. Hope to see you on here with a new ZX!
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The latest gen zx has had some hiccups compared to the 4th gen but im sure they are sorted out now in the 2017+ bikes.
Can you elaborate on the hiccups as I don't think the 2017 bikes have reached here yet?
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Can you elaborate on the hiccups as I don't think the 2017 bikes have reached here yet?
there is a transmission recall i know for sure but other than that im sure small electrical stuff that people were just fixing with woolich tuning software.
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BMW S1000RR and Kawasaki ZX-10R ?
Wow the best of the two manufacturers !
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Is that because your a better rider through the twisties?
Or is the ZX easier to turn in? IMO, the BM isnt the most humblest through the curves.
I am certainly more experienced through twisties which is the reason I'm faster. I'm not sure which bike is more nimble as the ZX is a tad longer wheelbase then the BMW. However, my only experience on a S1000RR was highway so I would be lying if I told you which bike handled better. Dollar for dollar like others have said the ZX dominates for the money!

At Road Atlanta last weekend I got passed down the backstretch by a BMW but out cornered and braked him every lap. It was a fun battle but like I said I cant compete in a straight line. It's minimal tho.

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The fastest guy at our local track (lap record holder) among other apparently switched from a R1 to the S1000RR all because of its ease to put down power. He originally was going to race a new GSXR but it was much more work to go just as fast. I never did hear what he thought of the ZX10R.

Really there isn't much of a difference to warrant having 2 of the near same bike. I would recommend waiting for another generation change to see further advancements regardless of brand. Besides the new S1000RR coming is probably going to be the new king. If you want to have the fastest bike on the road buy a Tuono 1100.
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