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i just picked up the april issue of [ britt] fast bike. they had good things to say about the Gen 1 zed. it came in first 0-60 o- 100 0-150 i think, i am at work and do not have it in front of me. the super duke came in first becouse it is a better track bike. those britts always go for the best track results even if it is not a track bike shoot out. they said the super duke was not a great in town bike. barns and nobel carry this mag. when i get home tonight i will get into the details. also in the test were a monster and a speed tripple. these are used older bikes not the latest ones.
 

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Super Duke isn't surprising. It's always been praised for solid ergos, great torque, and razor-sharp handling. Definitely doesn't have the peak power, but it's also a very light bike. Then again, it's also a far more expensive bike. The used market may balance that out somewhat, but still. A little money goes a long way on a Z.
 

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From all the reading that I have done it seems that the brits dont really like the jap bikes. It seems that the triumphs always have the edge in their tests.

I know that the 2010 Z1000 beat out the speed triple last year, but it will be interesting to see if the new speed with the ugly lights and 8 hp gain will edge out the z.
 

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Yeah, the Zed in my mind is a little more versatile in the sense that you can still tour and take day trips on a little easier. To me, the Speed Triple is not quite something you would maybe want to spend a full day touring on whereas the Z is a little heavier, a little bigger (in a good sense) which leads for better for stability while going down the road and less rider fatique in the long run for that type of riding. This is partly why I chose it over the Triumph and Buell Lightning as they are more of a 'play bike' imo that you go out and ride a few hours and come back on versus the Z that you can more easily ride all day while still providing an exciting ride.

Anyway, back on topic, I look forward to hearing what they had to say in the review. I always love going back and reading all of the reviews and road tests that were made for the vehicles that I own and have owned. It's always just kind of neat feeling reading them and gets you all razzled up about them too.

I've saved quite a few of reviews, or as many that I have been able to find for first gen Z's. One of the best one's was done by MotoUSA and they had an '04 which they featured as a project bike for a while and did updates on it every now and then. Makes for a good read and all of it is in the archives on their website if you go search for it there. They had all postive things to say about it too.
 

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1. Aprilla tuono
2. duc monster s4rs
3. 04 kawa Z 1000
4. speed triple
5. KTM super duke
all used older bikes.
0-60 ZED 2.96 super duke 3.13
0-100 zed 6.51 duke 6.71
1/4 mile zed 11.85 duke 11.26
standing mile zed 29.22 duke 30.68
top speed zed 157 duke 149
how in the hell the zed beat the duke in every speed before the 1/4 mile and after and still lost in the 1/4 mile :screwy::screwy::screwy::screwy:

this is what they said about the duke in normal riding
Quote the super duke makes for one of the worst town bikes in history. we dont base results on such trivia though:rolleyes:
the Zed Quote everything about this bike is easy.the ergonomicsare accommodating.the engine linear and its willing to punch hard at any revs.
the Z1000 gets the nod for a podium spot becouse of its lack of pretence and outright dependability.:)
 
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