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the last reason to pick a motorcycle is from reading road tests. most staff riders in sport bike mags are ex racers. they see a bike threw the eyes of racing. fine if you are testing the latest race bikes.
threw the eyes of bike mags my 2004 Z 1000 handles poorly, has so so breaks and has very bad mid range power. o and it vibrates like a harley.:p
sure glad i bought my FAV motorcycle of all time before i read about it in a mag.:lol: i just ride i do not race
 

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Motorcyclist did a long term test report on the first gen Z as well as some modifications to it. They did a lot of updates and loved it and said the hardest part was going to be giving the bike back.

2004 Kawasaki Z1000 - Motorcycle USA

If you do a search on their site, you'll come up with at least five or six update reviews that they did on it when they had it.

Not all are bad.:cool:
 

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Reading mag reviews, watching on line videos, and finally test riding was what got me interested in the 2010 z1K. However I would never buy a bike based 100% on what someone else thinks. Shoot my last bike was a buell and you know what most people think of those bikes! LOL
 

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However I would never buy a bike based 100% on what someone else thinks. Shoot my last bike was a buell and you know what most people think of those bikes! LOL
I couldn't agree more about both of those two statements.
 

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+1 I buy on looks, and then it has to ride well; and finally the price.
 

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I read every review that I could find when narrowing down my choice list before I purchased the Zed ....it was between the Cb1000r & Z1000 (I have alway been a Honda girl ) ....then it was on stats, then on looks...finally test riding, but that only confirmed what I had already read :)
I pick the bike that will best suit the job I want her for....the Zed wins hands down over the Honda !
So Im a yes to reviews..but lots of them from all countries :)
 

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I'll have the buck the trend here. I did months of research on what I intended to buy. All types of media. Narrowed it down to two bikes without having ridden anything, Street Triple R and Z1000. Obviously I had a pretty good idea what type of bike I wanted so it made the choice a little easier.

I'd have to say 95% of what's been said about 2010/11 Z1000 in all the media I've read rings pretty true. (in a good way)

End of the day, still didn't finalise anything 'till I'd ridden it though.
 
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