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jeroen


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posted October 01, 2005 06:48 AM        Edited By: jeroen on 2 Oct 2005 00:37
Motoshow Paris

Just came back from the motorshow in Paris and saw there irl the ZZR1400. I had hoped that irl the bike was less ugly. Well, it isn't
The front is way too bulky/big/ugly. I don't think this is a bike for me.





The ZX-12R is mentioned in the French brochure as a 2005 model, but with new colors (black/gold)
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lietoome


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posted October 01, 2005 09:02 AM        
the guy with the kawasaki jacket looks disappointed, so does the guy with his hand in his pockets. None of the onlookers look enthusiastic or impressed.
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posted October 01, 2005 04:55 PM        Edited By: trenace on 2 Oct 2005 00:09
Pics from Raptors and Rockets:








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posted October 01, 2005 06:06 PM        













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posted October 01, 2005 06:22 PM        Edited By: jeroen on 2 Oct 2005 01:23
Your thoughts aboutthe 1400, fullzx12r? You've been closer than I
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ZXRaven


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posted October 01, 2005 07:47 PM        Edited By: ZXRaven on 2 Oct 2005 02:47
it´s looks damn cool to me.
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posted October 01, 2005 09:53 PM        
Is the tank all one piece?? No faux cover?
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posted October 02, 2005 12:57 AM        
I like the blue, it definately makes the 14 look smoother in appearence!!!
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fullzx12r


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posted October 02, 2005 01:35 AM        
quote:
Your thoughts aboutthe 1400, fullzx12r? You've been closer than I


well...
i go to Paris Tuesday, if I like it .............

I will sell my zx-12r with regret which has already 60000kms for this new monster of the road !!!

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jimzx9r


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posted October 02, 2005 05:49 AM        
I know it's supposed to be basically the same dimensions as the zx12r, but damn...that thing looks huge in relation to the people standing around it. Or maybe they're all midgets.

I really hate that rear subframe...it looks like it could support an elephant. On the plus side, it looks like it has a ton of ground clearance for the lower...which will work out well for the drag racers planning to slam it.

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lietoome


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posted October 02, 2005 12:29 PM        
could they have found an uglier model to sit on top of it...damn, she makes the snout ofr the 14 look purdy!
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posted October 02, 2005 12:31 PM        
on a serious side, I think my wife will love this thing as a two up tourer....
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posted October 02, 2005 03:27 PM        
Not one happy face in any of the photos...
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posted October 02, 2005 08:12 PM        
It's almost like they were trying to follow the stealth look that was popular with all the angled body parts.
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posted October 02, 2005 09:43 PM        
i dont know guys those of us that have a wife that insists on going on the sunday haul well
the 1400 is right up our alley.(i just hope the front will still skyout two-up.)
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Zammy


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posted October 03, 2005 12:14 AM        
SZCHEEEEEZE. The more I see of it the more I like it ! It's Really MEAN lookin'. I can't wait till Biketoberfest in two weeks, so I can plant my fat ass on one to check out the ergos.
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posted October 03, 2005 01:17 AM        
damn near ready to drop a deposit..... if i could just get some hard numbers.....
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tslewisz


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posted October 03, 2005 04:27 AM        

Notice the ABS? Any word on U.S. models getting it? Optional or mandatory?

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zxhoya


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posted October 03, 2005 05:02 AM        
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Notice the ABS? Any word on U.S. models getting it? Optional or mandatory?


Kawasaki USA makes no mention of ABS, but Kawasaki Uk list it as an option.
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posted October 03, 2005 05:21 AM        
i'll wait and see what the 06 xx and busa are. The honda 1000r is looking better and better. Judging by the changes made this year, it shouldnt be hard to get 180 rwhp from the honda 1000r.
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jimzx9r


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posted October 03, 2005 06:24 AM        
The 06 busa is just a new color. Gunmetal LE which looks like silver and white, and the 2 reg colors are red/grey and blue/grey. They just put them up on the suzuki site.
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posted October 03, 2005 09:41 AM        
Yep it wins. More ugly than a Hayabusa!
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posted October 03, 2005 10:19 AM        Edited By: 238mph on 3 Oct 2005 17:21
It makes me puke... Did you notice the fins pointing back?? Can't wait to lean my knee
in on those fins... that will feel real good ...

I fucking hate it... it's a neutered busa...

How could Kawasaki build such a cool looking 10r and the 12r and then build this
fugly damn thing???

I was always so proud of Kawasaki... now I'm embarrassed for them.

MAJOR FUCK UP .... I HOPE THEY READ THESE POSTS....

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posted October 03, 2005 11:04 AM        Edited By: zxhoya on 3 Oct 2005 18:05
"MAJOR FUCK UP .... I HOPE THEY READ THESE POSTS...."

I'm sure Kaw will wait until after they release thier new bikes before
they start to panic. I personally think they will do well. Pushing the envelope
forward.
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Zammy


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posted October 04, 2005 12:32 AM        
So, Does ANYONE see anything good about it ??? I see intagrated signals, VERY funcional headlamps, a huge air intake, a comfy seat, I could go on and on,but what do YOU guys LIKE about it ?
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