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Offline Teaboy

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The answer to the 2020 question
« on: October 18, 2019, 07:55:46 PM »
https://www.rideapart.com/articles/377127/2020-kawasaki-ninja-1000-carb-emissions/amp/
So there is an engine upgrade for 2020 no capacity change or supercharger though, any other changes I guess we will have to wait a little longer to get the answer
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Re: The answer to the 2020 question
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2019, 08:09:07 PM »
do you think that they can make the sx any better? Maybe cruise control?
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Re: The answer to the 2020 question
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2019, 06:35:05 PM »
I hope so - getting the itch for something else and having done the Triumph Experience the other weekend I could be very tempted by the (rumoured) Tiger 900. The 800 I rode didn't have the grunt I'm used to with the Z and the 1200 was too heavy. A 900 could be tempting.

Feels like Kwak are always behind the times when it comes to tech - great bikes mechanically. I know tech isn't for everyone, but Cruise Control would make munching motorway miles much easier...

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Re: The answer to the 2020 question
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2019, 07:24:48 AM »
Was thinking the same would like a to change, so hoping the new kawak makes it worth upgrading.

I too rode the Triumph 800 really like it, very easy to ride, handle, but not a patch on the Sx I’m afraid.

If the new Sx is not a significant enough upgrade, will hold onto this one for another year.

But would quite lie a new one for the May Spain run
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Re: The answer to the 2020 question
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2019, 09:24:57 AM »
*Originally Posted by Darseyno1 [+]
do you think that they can make the sx any better? Maybe cruise control?

Cruise control requires "ride by wire" so a major change would be required to achieve this  :006:
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Re: The answer to the 2020 question
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2019, 10:05:00 AM »
*Originally Posted by mdr1970 [+]
Cruise control requires "ride by wire" so a major change would be required to achieve this  :006:

That is true but they've done it with the Versys 1000, which is the same 1043cc engine.  My bet is that they've tweaked the 1043cc engine for euro 5 and it will be the same lump as the Versys but with less mid range and more top end as per the current SX, they'll stick ride by wire on it, add cruise control and bung a £1000 on the list price for the privilege.

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Re: The answer to the 2020 question
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2019, 10:09:41 AM »
Let's hope it just 1K :164: The GT Versys is coming in closer to 15K these days, which is BMW & Ducati money :087:
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Re: The answer to the 2020 question
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2019, 10:17:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by mdr1970 [+]
Let's hope it just 1K :164: The GT Versys is coming in closer to 15K these days, which is BMW & Ducati money :087:

Yes I agree, it's all getting a bit silly.  Considering I've seen new H2 SX's going for £12999 at the end of the riding 'season' - the Z1000SX can't get too close to that or they won't sell.

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Re: The answer to the 2020 question
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2019, 10:29:03 AM »
And probably put the tft screen from the versys on as well I can see the cost being quite significant.

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Re: The answer to the 2020 question
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2019, 11:02:20 AM »
*Originally Posted by nimmz [+]
And probably put the tft screen from the versys on as well I can see the cost being quite significant.

That's the problem these days, manufacturers add more and more technology that they think people want and are in continuous competition with each other and it's us consumers that have to pay for it.  I can honestly live without ride-by-wire, cruise control, TFT screens and 6 axis traction control - but I have to have it and pay for it.

 


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