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Z1000 any good?

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by Cocker, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Hi, Newbie here. Looking at getting my first roadie a Z1000 07, are they a good bike. Generally it will be used for communting and the occasional weekend blast. I like the idea of a naked to keep the kms in check. Do they have any factory problems or are the a good unit. Thanks


     
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  2. Thanks for moving that champ
     
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  3. 1st generation are great 2nd generation are arse including the 07 MY, 3rd generation 2010 MY onwards are top notch.
     
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  4. I completely agree with this. The 2nd gen Z wasn't what it should have been...but the 3rd gen is incredible! The only fault I can really give it is that the rear shock is crappy, but that's easily resolved. (And my experience has been that Japanese bikes never have good suspension.)
     
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  5. is kawasaki...is good.
     
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  6. Ok, so a suspension tune would be ideal... anything else?
     
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  7. Yeah: don't buy a 2007 model.
     
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  8. Look for a 3rd generation model. If you get a 2nd generation and spend $$$'s fixing it up you'll have laid out the same money that you would for a 3rd generation anyway. The difference between the two generations is miles apart.
    I had a 2011 MY Z1000 and have tried the 2nd generation - there is no comparison.
     
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  9. Looks like a 03-06 MY is on the cards than, haven't got the coin for a 3rd Gen. Anyone got a low km one for sale?

    Thanks
     
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  10. You can get a 2010 model real cheap.

    Infact last year I saw brand new Z1000's going for $15,500 on road.
     
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  11. I paid $14,000 on road for mine, with a $1000 off promotion, so would have been $15000 normally. This was May 2012, current model brand spankers, and included a set of Oxford heated grips (not fitted).
     
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  12. How did you get the promotion? :)
    Where's the catch?
     
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  13. Factory promotions often run during peak sale times such as EOFY.......it's a way to keep the ticket price at RRP which makes the dealer happy and giving coin back to the purchaser - making them happy.

    The upstream brand takes the "hit" by reimbursing the end purchaser the "cash back" amount.

    Win - win really
     
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  14. ^^^ Wot he said. A factory promotion at the time. Other times you might get your on roads paid etc.
     
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  15. Thanks. Good to know.
    I really thought the promos are mostly active when new stock arrives and dealers need to sell out old.
     
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  16. This can also be true - not always mind you......

    Generally buying bikes follows a pattern.....

    Buy in the winter......sell in the summer......

    IE - Buy when the dealers have stock to move and the weather is sh!te........sell when the Sun is shining, the girls are out and squids are looking for a fully-sick R1
     
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  17. There's good reason why the Street Triple R has been voted best nekkid bike for years on end...It's not just coincidence.
    But then again, I don't know squat about the Z as I never considered it.
     
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  18. Different type of bike really, they are both great. The striple R would out-handle it, but the z1000 motor annihilates the triumph for grunt.
     
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  19. Would be better off with a gen 1 version. Would be cheaper to buy and the suspension wasn't quite as budget as the gen 2.

    Gen 3 is clearly an outstanding bike if you can afford it.
     
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  20. When I went to buy a STR I test road the STR and Z1000 back to back - What Mike says hits the nail on the head. I wanted better handling over power so I went the STR. I think I would have been just as happy with the z1000 though
     
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