Active Topics


Author Topic: Whos going to get the new SX - Sorry Ninja 1000  (Read 19677 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

#140

Online boldie

  • SX Member
  • **
  • Posts: 99
  • Bike: Ninja 1000SX
  • City / Town: Spalding
  • Country: GB
Re: Whos going to get the new SX - Sorry Ninja 1000
Reply #140 on: 15 Mar 20, 12:56:25
I've only done 215 miles so far and this is the first ZX I've had so cannot compare to previous models, but I think I've seen just about every youtube vid on all models  :745:

The big concerns for me were smoothness of the throttle mapping, turn in and vibrations.

I've heard reports that the mirrors can vibrate around 4k RPM and effect the clarity, I can honestly say that so far, with a quick run to 6K I ha vent seen any issues.
There is a tiny amount of vibration at 4K RPM in the pegs and grips (and pillion pegs apparently) but I would say it's very slight, by 4.5K it's clearing up. I would say I'm quite sensitive to vibration but this really doesn't bother me, it's way better than my 2016 MT-09 Tracer.

Throttle mapping is excellent, I have no complaints at all. You can ride very smoothly at very low speeds, however the ability to tweak the engine breaking would be nice.
Throttle response is fantastic and instant even in 6th at 30MPH.

KQS is nice, and makes riding with pillion smoother and a bit of fun when solo. Gear lever does feel a little "spongy" on the down shift as a result but doesn't seem to cause any issues with finding neutral.

Haven't played with the suspension as it seems nice and plush from factory for both solo and pillion.

I get a numb bum after 1.5-2 hours of riding *However* I have the Ergo low seat as I'm a short arse so I cannot comment on the seat as supplied. My wife says her bums had enough on the new comfort pillion seat after the same amount of time though.

Turn in and handling is exactly what I wanted, smooth, predictable, easy and stable...very stable.

Love it and have no regrets or complaits about it, it's exactly what I hoped it would be  :celebrate:

 

#141

Offline ian

  • SX Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 170
  • Country: great britain
Re: Whos going to get the new SX - Sorry Ninja 1000
Reply #141 on: 15 Mar 20, 02:11:01
Here’s what I think.

Run-in now service on Monday – why it needs one in this day and age :187: And why we have to pay for it :187:

Quick shiter is crap down but good up only use it in 4/5/6, prefer to use the clutch down and blip throttle myself anyway

Std seat is not that comfy after a few hours – I’ll have to go back to padded shorts or change it,

Typical Kawasaki goes like a rocket above 6000 have done a few blasts up around 8500 for short periods, seating position for me is on top of the bike not in it

Yet to use it in the dark so I’ve no idea what the lights are like

Handling – no idea not an “expert” just ride the thing, does go around corners since i had it sorted but whether its better than the last model :187:

Tyres – no idea not an “expert” just ride the thing

Cruise control ok just like every other cruise, just like my tiger – intuitive thing you can wind the throttle forward to switch it off, brakes or clutch not needed but you can do that on the tiger as with most bike cruise controls

Brakes ok it stops what more do you need? no idea about feel - just bollocks anyone who says otherwise

Indicator switch awkward to use I find, and my visor wipe keeps hitting high beam - probably makes no difference anyway idiots don't really see you

Mirrors fine at m’way speeds, still buffeting around shoulders

Definitely pleased with it over and above the BMW 1250 RS that I nearly had and glad I waited and the £££££ i saved when compared like for like


 

#142

Offline keithzx

  • SX Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 421
  • Bike: z 1000 sx tourer
  • City / Town: south shields
  • Country: uk
Re: Whos going to get the new SX - Sorry Ninja 1000
Reply #142 on: 15 Mar 20, 03:19:26
i found the quick shifter works great on the sx h2 , changing up brilliant when you are winding it on , the down shift takes a while to get used to but doesn't work if you have the throttle open .

#143

Online boldie

  • SX Member
  • **
  • Posts: 99
  • Bike: Ninja 1000SX
  • City / Town: Spalding
  • Country: GB
Re: Whos going to get the new SX - Sorry Ninja 1000
Reply #143 on: 15 Mar 20, 03:46:42
Not really used the QS on the down shifts, as per the previous post I'm used to down shifting with the clutch and blip myself. 

#144

Offline keithzx

  • SX Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 421
  • Bike: z 1000 sx tourer
  • City / Town: south shields
  • Country: uk
Re: Whos going to get the new SX - Sorry Ninja 1000
Reply #144 on: 15 Mar 20, 05:26:12
no need to once you get used to it you wont be using the clutch . I just hope the quick shifter on the 2020 z 1000 sx is the same as the one from the sx h2 ,  I will find out shortly

#145

Offline Paul1967

  • SX Member
  • **
  • Posts: 30
  • Country: England
Re: Whos going to get the new SX - Sorry Ninja 1000
Reply #145 on: 15 Mar 20, 05:51:02
Over the 250 mile mark now so 6k revs to play with. That equates to over 80mph so plenty to be going on with for a while! Quickshifter on mine works really well on upshifts and when riding a bit more spirited😉 works fine on downshift, if a little clunky occasionally.


#146

Offline ian

  • SX Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 170
  • Country: great britain
Re: Whos going to get the new SX - Sorry Ninja 1000
Reply #146 on: 21 Mar 20, 08:10:18
well two weeks and 2000 miles later - still like it

cruise has been a god send this last week nice just to sit with your finger tips gently resting on the bars as the world whizzes by, though on the M40 it appears i was one of the slower vehicles 

fuel range - up and down like tart's trollies - its easily foxed, i had one bar on the gauge had to go though a 50 zone for 18 miles on the m6 so it calculated on that one bar, range was 125 miles - no it's around 40/50 miles, then it suddenly jumps down to 25 which i knew it would   

speedo is the usual highly accurate piece of digital engineering - based on sat nav, which isn't that accurate, its 5 - 6 mph out at 86,
speedo 86 is sat nav 80/81 @ just under 6000 rpm

heated grips - poor glad i didn't pay and got them as part of the deal otherwise seriously pissed off - may be thick winter gloves is a hindrance to their performance

otherwise, acceleration is very good, KQS is still poor down shift thought it might get better ok up shift; seat still numb bum but getting better with use; mirrors - forgot how far they stick out compared to other models so filtering on the motorway the other day was a pain but view behind is good with little vibration, getting 51 mpg average

general dirt - it likes to flick mud and water up the whole bike is dirty even with fender extender

riding position for me is good, i can actually look over my shoulder



Last Edit: 21 Mar 20, 08:13:55 by ian

#147

Offline Westy23

  • SX Junior
  • *
  • Posts: 13
  • Bike: Ninja 1000sx
  • City / Town: Ware
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Whos going to get the new SX - Sorry Ninja 1000
Reply #147 on: 22 Mar 20, 08:57:32
Picked the bike up yesterday from Onyerbike Aylesbury.
Tourer version in green with fitted frame sliders and usb socket.
Very comfortable riding position but have noticed a few vibes at 4000 rpm but hopefully they will lessen
with a few more running in miles.
Moved from a Honda Vfr 800 and the increased seat height is very noticeable when stopping and putting a foot down for the 1st few times. 
Not a problem for me as I am 6ft but worth bearing in mind if you are short in the leg.
Acceleration and mid range is going to be very addictive and just need to find somewhere open
to ride to now.
And the toolkit :008: might see about attaching it to my key ring as it so small and pointless really.

#148

Offline keithzx

  • SX Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 421
  • Bike: z 1000 sx tourer
  • City / Town: south shields
  • Country: uk
Re: Whos going to get the new SX - Sorry Ninja 1000
Reply #148 on: 23 Mar 20, 06:52:35
my black tourer is supposed to be delivered tomorrow before lunch !!! that is if we are not in lockdown , awaiting the pm's talk , fingers crossed . would not have been a problem if people were not going out in groups and socialising , very scary times !!!!

 



expletive