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Offline kernowjim1

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Re: 2020 Z1000SX
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2019, 12:58:36 PM »
a terse response to a terse comment  :401:

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Re: 2020 Z1000SX
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2019, 03:50:47 PM »
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Re: 2020 Z1000SX
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2019, 10:32:38 PM »

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Re: 2020 Z1000SX
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2019, 08:50:37 AM »
Does seem that the SX is on the way out,

The teasers (why they do this I dont know) too old to get that excited about something, but the teaser is showing a naked bike, maybe not even a replacement for the Z1000...

Maybe the old models are dead and they are just doing the supercharged series?

Have to remind myself that the UK market is only a very small part of their plans.

See lots of SXs around when I go out, only ever seen one Z1000 naked, but maybe we are not their target audience...

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Re: 2020 Z1000SX
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2019, 09:15:47 AM »
*Originally Posted by Mr NSB [+]

Maybe it's me but I don't "get" this philosophy.

I have moved onto an SX from sports bikes (with a few other testers in between) to get away from the out and out head down arse up mindset.
This change has been driven by age, the local constabularies purge on "spirited" riding and a wish to do more touring than Sunday blasts.
So Kawasaki making the SX more sports orientated seems to me that they are shooting themselves in the foot

Does anyone else see it this way??




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Re: 2020 Z1000SX
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2019, 09:29:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by yorkie [+]
Maybe it's me but I don't "get" this philosophy.

I have moved onto an SX from sports bikes (with a few other testers in between) to get away from the out and out head down arse up mindset.
This change has been driven by age, the local constabularies purge on "spirited" riding and a wish to do more touring than Sunday blasts.
So Kawasaki making the SX more sports orientated seems to me that they are shooting themselves in the foot

Does anyone else see it this way??

It seems to me, they dont get that people want a fast but practical bike and are concentrating on flashy tech shop cases that the motorcycle press will like and people will buy for reasons they dont know themselves.

I also think they need a lot more things to go wrong/be checked/break off so they can charge you more once you bought the bike..

The SX reminds me of the suzuki bandit, everyone liked that bike as it did everything...

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Re: 2020 Z1000SX
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2019, 09:34:10 AM »
Yes, I wonder how much those "winglets" will cost to replace after the bike has toppled over in the garage

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Re: 2020 Z1000SX
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2019, 09:47:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by yorkie [+]
Yes, I wonder how much those "winglets" will cost to replace after the bike has toppled over in the garage

Solution?  Don't drop it - I've never dropped a bike in 32 years of riding.

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Re: 2020 Z1000SX
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2019, 09:49:29 AM »
the Z1000SX is Kawasaki's number 1 selling bike - they won't mess it up. 

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Re: 2020 Z1000SX
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2019, 10:26:21 AM »
The info in that link, while having just been updated, is way out of date.

Euro 4 was introduced 1st Jan 2016, making the basis of that article about 4 years old!

Autowise? I don't think so.
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