Haha... yeah, you've been gone awhile... here's some reading for you to catch up on! It's the Ninja 1000 in North America.
Hey Judgie...were you riding in circles over there or what??...800 miles would take ya right to the northern tip of Scotland wouldn't it??...haha. Just kiddin'!...Not my bag, but after doing 800 miles in the rain in one day, i can see why people would like it!!
Exactly, that's what I've thought too. It's definitely more of a touring bike over the Z1000 streetfighter, but it's not quite in the same class as your Concours where you have more room and would probably be more comfortable for those extended road trips in the saddle.I think as a sport-touring bike, the new Z1000sx/Ninja1000 is too sporty for extended road trips....maybe a great weekender machine?
Hey Sheep, I got a quick photochop project for you. Take the mirrors and the windshield off of the Ninja 1000. I think it could look pretty slick, maybe fit it with the windscreen off our 2nd gen?? No hurry, just wondering.You won't miss it for long... this bike is a huge step up from the 650r!
Here's a pic from Cycle World's test: http://www.cycleworld.com/motorcycl...2011_kawasaki_ninja_1000_-_first_ride/galleryThat being said, I'd like to see what some hard bags look like on the sides of the new Z1SX.