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post #1 of 22 Old 05-21-2006, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone,
I've been looking at the ZX10R for some time now. My hand was finally forced about 3 weeks ago when I totalled my ZX12R. I was set to leave for the ZX12 Deals Gap Rally on a Sunday and totalled my 12 the previous Saturday. So, I wound up buying the 10R (Pearl Solar Yellow) and took it to Deals Gap with 42 miles on it. I trailered it over there and back and still managed to put 800 twisty miles on it in a week, minus the two rain days. The weight difference between the two bikes is incredible. I was much less fatigued after a day of flipping the 10R back and forth than I used to be on the 12. Minor differences that I'm adjusting to include less torque. I like to get by cars fast when I initiate a pass. On the 10 I have to drop several gears, where as on the 12 I didn't. Also on the 10 I can't see squat out the mirrors.

Overall I'm very excited about my new 10. Most of my riding is done strafing the twisties so obviously this is going to be a much better tool for that.

I'm looking forward to chatting with you fellas and learning more about the bike.

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Good move. The 12 is dated anyway.The 10 is the bike of the year 3 years straight for a reason.

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