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posted October 12, 2009 08:28 AM        Edited By: Staff on 16 Nov 2009 04:45
2010 Kawasaki Models Up Close Behind the Scenes Video - Z1000, ZX-10R & C14

Bikeland takes an exclusive, up close look at Kawasaki's 2010 models - the all new Z1000 and the improved ZX-10R and Concours14. HD video and detailed photos below...















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2010 ZX-10R

































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posted October 12, 2009 11:04 AM        
fyi z1000 looks great
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posted October 12, 2009 01:55 PM        
also some pretty big changes to the concours.
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posted October 12, 2009 04:42 PM        
geez man.. where are all you kawi guys? this is some cool shit
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posted October 12, 2009 04:45 PM        
quote:
fyi z1000 looks great




Z1000 : Revenge Of The Fallen

BARF.

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posted October 12, 2009 04:57 PM        
you're kidding me, right?
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posted October 12, 2009 05:02 PM        
Uhh....no.
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posted October 12, 2009 05:22 PM        
The new z1000 and zx10 look realy good!

Here's my beef though- why wouldn't Kawasaki use the Nissin brake calipers from the zx14 but keeps bringing those Tokicos out of the trash bin? WTF... Why does every zx10 owner have to put up with lousy brakes and resort to a lot of top $ aftermarket stuff to improve their braking to at least average.
I owned a zx10 with crappy brakes and 5 years later they still don't get- they have the best oem brake system on any production motorcycle with the 14 but are by far the worst in the liter class.
And just in case... put those brakes on the z1000 too- why? You can clearly see that the new z has the exact same set of brake rotors as the 14 ( with the monster 250 mm rear) but it doesn't have the Nissin calipers.

Job well done, for the most part...
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posted October 12, 2009 05:28 PM        
Also, what are those marks on the side of the 10R?? They look like some CBR tire tracks from being run over (repeatedly) on the track...
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posted October 12, 2009 05:31 PM        
Great job as allways Fish ... But i could have done without the porn music..
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posted October 12, 2009 05:57 PM        
But I wouldn't mind an all black zx10 since they fixed the headlights.
If GMD can't straighten my 750 frame, I might get one.
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posted October 12, 2009 06:06 PM        
I wouldn't mind another 10R...but I'll probably wait and consider a leftover 2010 model.
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posted October 12, 2009 06:35 PM        
Looks like Kawasaki is addressing the heat issues on the C14,not sure about the Z1000 kinda reminds of the B-King and that is one homely bike,maybe it looks better in person. As far as the ZX10 goes I hope they do things better than Suzuki that way Kawasaki can get out of the hole they have dug for themselves in the marketing world.
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posted October 12, 2009 07:15 PM        
z1000 (in person) looks like what the bking SHOULD have been - seriously - it's an awesome looking bike and I had hoped that would translate through the video... compact and pretty much wicked looking
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posted October 12, 2009 07:22 PM        
zx10 equals ugly
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posted October 12, 2009 07:25 PM        
Why is kawi spending money on a turd like the Z1000 ? I never see one on the street, track or even bike night... The two dealers here can't sell the darn things .. BUT kawi kills the zrx1200 in the US market and i see them everywhere , street, track and bike nights ..The two dealers here sold every darn one of them the ordered as fast as they came in .. I don't get mother Kawi ....
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posted October 13, 2009 11:20 AM        
ask ducati or benelli or aprilia why they make naked streetfighters?

good thing you don't work in product design!
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posted October 13, 2009 11:24 AM        
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ask ducati or benelli or aprilia why they make naked streetfighters?

good thing you don't work in product design!



The B-King was a "naked streetfighter" as well. Key word: WAS.

Everyone understands the naked concept...too bad every manufacturer can't make a decent one.

I hope you get a Z1000 Fish, that Captain Ramjet POS is all you!


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posted October 13, 2009 11:46 AM        
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ask ducati or benelli or aprilia why they make naked streetfighters?

good thing you don't work in product design!
If i did we would have a ZRX1400 and not some wimpy under powered Z1000 ... .....What the hell is that weak kneeded Z1000 going to fight on the street anyway ? Maybe a Honda CB200 or Honda 400 automatic ?
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posted October 13, 2009 06:17 PM        
dunno.. last time I checked a ZX-10R or a CBR1000RR was faster through the twisties than a ZX-14 or Busa... dont see too many 14's in WSBK, do you?
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posted October 13, 2009 06:24 PM        
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dunno.. last time I checked a ZX-10R or a CBR1000RR was faster through the twisties than a ZX-14 or Busa... dont see too many 14's in WSBK, do you?
Who's talking twistys ? Street fighter remember .. The dorks that ride on the street doing stoppies and wheelys .. You know the guys that wear no shirt and flip flops ..
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posted October 13, 2009 06:31 PM        
You know these guys ...Street fighter of the year , street fighter magazine ..


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posted October 14, 2009 10:35 AM        
what about the connie?
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posted October 14, 2009 11:14 AM        
I'm not sure how some here came to the conclusion that the 1050 cc z1000 is underpowered.
I'm sure it lays down as much as 04-05 zx10 and that's plenty to say the least for anything but drag racing.
I wish there were some zx14 owners around me that could join a group ride in the mountains and see what
the "underpowered" smaller bikes (including my 750!) could do against a zx14.
Not to mention track days where you can't keep up with a newer 600 for more than 3 turns!
The new z should have great ergos too- I will take one for a test ride as soon as they show up in my local dealerships.

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posted October 14, 2009 01:06 PM        
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I'm not sure how some here came to the conclusion that the 1050 cc z1000 is underpowered.
I'm sure it lays down as much as 04-05 zx10 and that's plenty to say the least for anything but drag racing.
I wish there were some zx14 owners around me that could join a group ride in the mountains and see what
the "underpowered" smaller bikes (including my 750!) could do against a zx14.
Not to mention track days where you can't keep up with a newer 600 for more than 3 turns!
The new z should have great ergos too- I will take one for a test ride as soon as they show up in my local dealerships.




thank you!
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