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post #1 of 295 Old 12-19-2017, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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I am fed up with Kawasaki

Are you friggin serious Kawi? It's been the same friggin bike for years. The H2 is a big hunk of shit and the new ZX-10r SE is overpriced and so yesterday. Can we get something exciting? I don't care if the latest Gen is the most winning bike in WSBK. All the bikes are getting choked down by electronics and emissions standards. There is nothing out there that I am excited for. BMW needs a new platform, the R1 is ugly as fuck, I can't even look at the front without a cringe, a fish on wheels. The Aprilia is overweight, reliability is like gambling, been the same model for years. The Gixxer is way overpriced, comes with a gameboy dashboard and tractor flashers and looks really gixxer alike! Ducati is for the Starbuck queers with Dainese super thigh leathers that put 500 KMs a year on the rear tire, The Fireblade has no character at all, just another pile of shit Honda with no soul, way underpowered with nice welds lol. There is nothing out there that just trigger me, that get me pumped to go buy it. The sportbike scene is bland as fuck.

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post #2 of 295 Old 12-19-2017, 02:32 AM
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I can feel your pain. For better term "exciting" the bike has to "feel special". If not, then I will hate it after few months. Yes, Italians feel special, but are expensive gamble.
Japanese lack attention to fine detail, just compare looks of swingarm of S1000RR with ZX10R, one is beautiful and other is ugly in my opinion.
How 95% people buy cars: outside look.
If I had to buy street sportbike today then it would be 2015 S1000RR or 2013 HP4, I'm not crazy about looks, but it feels somewhat "special" (unlike japanse bikes).
Comparing to other manufacturers BMW made substantional changes for S1000RR every 2-3 years and 2015 is certanly up to date and is amazing on both street and track.
For me: Busa yesterday, BMW today, Gen6 tomorrow (hopefully).
P.S. For track my practical choice is Gen5 if my Gen4 blows up next season.
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I'm still riding a Gen2, so I don't feel your pain.

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Ditto on the Gen2.

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I feel that this is the best time to be shopping for superbikes. Everything is extremely powerful and has more advanced electronics than ever. As for looks, well that is subjective.
I do agree that every thing is too heavy though. And I am talking more than just superbikes that are just stupidly heavy.

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Will we soon run into you at a bar on a Harley telling me that your "Made in America" bike gets better with age and mine will just become a "boat anchor"?
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still love my gen2 street/strip bike including the looks, doesnt look outdated for what it does. clocks 131-132 in 1/8 and 160+ 1/4 on stk piston motor at 392 lbs with a gallon of gas. for what i built it for, still gets the job done against anything. cant see writing that $15k+ check when i can go faster easily when i choose to.
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Shit, im just gonna chime in to rep some GenII as well! I love the looks too, it doesnt look like a 600 and after Cody flashed it, the dyno sheet (tuned by Ryan at Schnitz) shows the power starts ramping at 5.5K and it pulls hard til the light comes on - although i will admit it has opened up heads + valve job, a kawi race cam, full Brocks and a slight comp bump + normal mods like BMC street, emissions crap gone, plus i've lightened it as much as i can at the moment and i only weigh 140 lol. Its a handful for me quite honestly lol.

I totally get what you're saying though badexample. For me, i actually want less electronics, which should bring the weight back down and i just want a bike thats gnarly. Honestly if i had the coin to buy something new within the last few years or so it would probably have been a S1000R and i really like what i read about the crossplank although im not sure how it translates to the real world - would love to test one. Im just thankful there are still so many cool older bikes out there that i also know id be able to work on without buying too much computer related stuff for hundo's of bucks. Believe me though if i could afford some Woolich gear, a data logger and a closed system id do it but its just not gonna happen at the moment lol.

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Ditto on the Gen2.
loved my gen2...wish I never sold her
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