This is a discussion on Second Impressions within the General Z1000/Z750 forums, part of the Kawasaki Z1000, Ninja 1000, Z750 & Z-750S category; Well after my dissapointment at the NYC show I decided to give the Z1000 one more test sitting. So today durring lunch I was close ...
Well after my dissapointment at the NYC show I decided to give the Z1000 one more test sitting. So today durring lunch I was close to the dealer and stopped by. They had the orange one.
I spent about 30+ mins straight sitting on the Z1000 today. It was much calmer and more relaxed than sitting on the bike at the show. No swarms of people milling around it....I took my time.
I think after today I found it actually pretty comfortable. The seat is VERY firm but after 30 mins with my feet on the pegs it wasn't bad at all. The foot position is very close to the ZRX, which was right next to it (and looking GOOD in blue) It didn't feel as tiny as it did at the show. Even after going from the Z1000 to ZRX and back a few times it still felt good. Upper body podition felt pretty good after 30 mins I thought I may feel it in my wrists or back but that was not the case.
So my over all impression... Ergos good!!!, Not as small as I first thought, seat seems comfy for long rides, not to much weight on the wrists. I think I HAVE to put it back on the list!!!
HOWEVER... after my extended visit with the Z1000 I drove over to the Yamaha dealer for a quick compare to the FZ1. I still think the FZ1 is a better fit over all. It also has other +'s that I can't ignore... Like a center stand, Functional mirrors that work so good I was AMAZED, Valves adjustment period of 24,000 miles, more wind protection, and a TON of aftermarket goodies to appease my mod fedish for years.
So I guess I could go either way now....but the Yamaha dealer did make me an offer I will HAVE to take him up on. They have 2 silver and one black 02, FZ1's in crates still...he said in April he would wet one down as a demo and let me take it for a test ride!!!!!!!!!!!! How great is that??? not to mention he said he would give me a sweet deal on an 02!!!I would rather have a blue but if the price is right....hhhmmmmm.
02-05-03 08:51 PM
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.......will someone get Chris a bib??? He's drooling!!!!
Last edited by Martin64; 02-05-03 at 09:10 PM.
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After I sat on the Z1000 for the second time and compared it
to the ZRX I also thought the peg position was similar. Maybe just a little more up and back than the ZRX. And the ZRX is just a little more up and back than the ZR. The Z1000 (Z1K ?) did get alot of attention at the show last week in Baltimore. There was a Blue FZ1 sale priced at $7200 at the show. I like the blue ZRX alot but I'm holding out for a ZZR1200,hopefully in Candy Lightning Blue, when my ZR is paid off. (Yes, the ZR is a keeper)
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Chris, I think that the Yamaha FZ-1 is what you really want. I've been on a ride with one...and I liked what I saw. If I hadn't been under the impression that it was "to tall" for me at 5' 8" ....I might not be riding my ZRX now. It is a nice machine. Seriously, I watched as a rider half my age ride in front of me on one...I could not stay with him in the turns but could catch him quick on the exits on my ZRX. Then I sat on his when we took a break...I was impressed with that motorcycle. Tom
The Deer Slayer
Decisions, decisions....Hummmm. I know what would make this decision much easier. Just do a little analysis on both bikes and determine which one would jump the railroad tracks better !
Bada- Bing ! You got it !!!
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It wasn't the ergos that bothered me. It was those blasted rubber-mounted bars. When someone comes out with a kit to eliminate those, I'll take another look. Hm, I wonder if there is a polyurethane suspension bushing of similar shape that could be substituted.
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