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Hi,new member,thinking of purchasing a 2011/2010 Z1000,currently riding a Busa...I can't get any info on Kawasaki site...Question: what is the wet wght.(Curb weight) of this bike,and at 70mph,what are the RPM's...I'm trying to compare the BUSA and the Z....Busa Curb Wght. is 573 Lbs,and at 70MPH it's doing 4000RPM's THX.
 

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my 2010 is running 59mph at 4000 rpm's and weighs less because of full muzzy race exhaust. the book says the stock weight is 481lbs curb.:screwy::screwy::screwy::welcome:
 

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my 2010 is running 59mph at 4000 rpm's and weighs less because of full muzzy race exhaust. the book says the stock weight is 481lbs curb.:screwy::screwy::screwy::welcome:
Thanks,[email protected] that it's undergeared:dontknow:...481 full of oil water& gas??...I could not get this info from the dealer,or there website:dontknow:
 

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got this from my service manual haven't weighedthe bike with the mods yet. will try to find an accurate scale.:screwy::screwy::screwy:
 

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Thanks,[email protected] that it's undergeared:dontknow:...481 full of oil water& gas??...I could not get this info from the dealer,or there website:dontknow:
They're radically different bikes with very different goals. The Z, as a naked bike, has very close gears to maximize acceleration. Afterall, why have a top gear capable of 200mph when you can't hang on above 150? You can swap sprockets to adjust it, but I don't know that there's much any way to realistically make it as tall as the Hayabusa is.

The Z1000 is more agile and has better ergos. The Ninja 1000 would be a better comparison to the Hayabusa, as it has fairings and gearing a bit more oriented for highway miles - but it will still be much higher RPMs at any given speed.

480-481 is the fully wet weight verified from several reviews.
 

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Thats quite a transition there. If you do alot of street riding I think you will like the Z better.
 

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Have to agree with Kawtoy. The Z1000/Ninja 1000 is probably a better street bike. More upright riding position, less weight, more flexible engine at low RPM, etc. You just won't have the top end power the Busa had.

Kawasaki lists the curb weight for the Ninja as 503lb. The Z is about 20lb less.
 

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Thats like comparing apples to oranges :) Both are great bikes but IMO you cannot compare one against the other.
Test ride a Z1000 & rate her on her own merits...they are awesome fun nimble bikes....but if it sheer power you want in a straight line you best be keeping the Busa
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Thats like comparing apples to oranges :) Both are great bikes but IMO you cannot compare one against the other.
Test ride a Z1000 & rate her on her own merits...they are awesome fun nimble bikes....but if it sheer power you want in a straight line you best be keeping the Busa
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.......or trading it on a zx14 :D
 

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Thats like comparing apples to oranges :) Both are great bikes but IMO you cannot compare one against the other.
Test ride a Z1000 & rate her on her own merits...they are awesome fun nimble bikes....but if it sheer power you want in a straight line you best be keeping the Busa
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THX,not really comparing,just like to know the weight...almost 100 lbs. diff....that should be easier to wiggle around traffic:lol: as far as gearing,I just like to get a feel on how much the engine is turning at freeway speeds...I'm really trying to find a Jap bike that is similar to a KTM/Ducati
in the Super Motard class.:eek:ccasion:
 

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