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Old 03-14-2008, 05:28 PM   #21
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dont worry i dont even know what's filtering... but im guessing its weaving in between cars...
not weaving, lane sharing, and ive done it a few times in mid summer heat! because ill be if im going to sit baking on the middle of 45 or 59 in 100 deg texas heat when i can simply ride between at 5-10 mph and then take the first exit and ride the feeder
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:37 PM   #22
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not weaving, lane sharing, and ive done it a few times in mid summer heat! because ill be if im going to sit baking on the middle of 45 or 59 in 100 deg texas heat when i can simply ride between at 5-10 mph and then take the first exit and ride the feeder
btw, in my favorite california lane sharing is legal
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Do some research. Not that big of a difference.

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2007 z1000 8649.00
2008 B king 12899.00
2007 919 8499.00
2008 Fz1 9099.00
2008 s2r 10995.00
2008 696 7995.00
well, im pretty certain she referred to a ducati superbike.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:44 PM   #26
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well, im pretty certain she referred to a ducati superbike.
oops, didn't realize the person who replied to my comment was actually melizza. I'm well aware of most ducati bikes prices, and yeah, I'd pick the s2r black over any other naked bike.
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Old 03-15-2008, 01:09 AM   #27
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oops, didn't realize the person who replied to my comment was actually melizza. I'm well aware of most ducati bikes prices, and yeah, I'd pick the s2r black over any other naked bike.
+1 unless honda comes out with the cb1000r for the states.
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I saw a used orange z1000 at wild west honda for like 5k I think.
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z1000 FTMFW!!!!!! if you get one let me ride it i wanna get one but i wanna ride one first lol
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z1000 FTMFW!!!!!! if you get one let me ride it i wanna get one but i wanna ride one first lol
I was gonna get one of those instead of my 636. I'd really like to ride it though
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when i get one we can make a meet and greet and ride my bike event lol
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Z1000's can be had for a steal Alex. They are very cool bikes as well. Good Luck with whatecer you decide on. 919 loses to the Z BTW

Just checked the Poll....SV1K all the way Baby!!! Very forgivable ride and a kick in the pants wit ha gearing change. Do it Man!!
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Z1000's can be had for a steal Alex. They are very cool bikes as well. Good Luck with whatecer you decide on. 919 loses to the Z BTW

Just checked the Poll....SV1K all the way Baby!!! Very forgivable ride and a kick in the pants wit ha gearing change. Do it Man!!
hahaha.... uhhhh, NO.

Depends on who you ask and what your looking for. Seriously, though, buying a bike shouldn't be a popularity contest. Ask what are you looking for, and what characteristics you want, then ride your ride. There's more versatility in the 919 or Bandit, and if that's what your looking for then look at those two. I don't know any 919 owners who have regretted their decision, but then most that I know were looking for just the type of versatility the 919 offers, and not so much for performance numbers.

Test ride them all, then make your own decision.
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hahaha.... uhhhh, NO.
Test ride them all, then make your own decision.
My opinion stands. He asked for opinions I gave one.

I like the look of the 919, and I don't make bike decisions based on popularity (look what I ride).

If you're interested in a more performance-oriented bike, get the Z1K The SV1K is no slouch either....

I agree that it depends on what you want. You may very well be able to create your "ideal" bike given any number of platforms to begin with. That's for nuclear Alex to decide. Keep us posted.
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If you're interested in a more performance-oriented bike, get the Z1K The SV1K is no slouch either....
I agree. You'll get more performance out of the box with these 2 choices.
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Seriously, though, buying a bike shouldn't be a popularity contest.
Unfortunately, a poll on an internet forum is always going to be a popularity contest. One that everyone posting in this thread is participating in. :dontknow:

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There's more versatility in the 919 or Bandit, and if that's what your looking for then look at those two.
What exactly is this versatility that the 919 and the Bandit have that the other bikes don't? I'm not trying to call you out here, I just want to understand what type of stick you are using to measure these bikes with. If it's your opinion that the others are more versatile, well there's probably no changing that. But if you believe that technically, one bike is better than another we can discuss it and I can add my personal experience with my bike and he can make a better informed decision. Generalizing that one or two bikes are more versatile than the others doesn't provide information that can be quantified.

But regardless, you can do just about anything (performance or aesthetics) with any bike if you are willing to spend the money, especially a naked one. Those are all good bikes, and you probably wouldn't go wrong with any of them. Just look at how even the poll is. And honestly, I couldn't care less whether he buys a 919, Z, scooter, busa, whatever. I'd ride with him and not hate on his choice of steed.
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What exactly is this versatility that the 919 and the Bandit have that the other bikes don't? I'm not trying to call you out here, I just want to understand what type of stick you are using to measure these bikes with. If it's your opinion that the others are more versatile, well there's probably no changing that. But if you believe that technically, one bike is better than another we can discuss it and I can add my personal experience with my bike and he can make a better informed decision. Generalizing that one or two bikes are more versatile than the others doesn't provide information that can be quantified.

But regardless, you can do just about anything (performance or aesthetics) with any bike if you are willing to spend the money, especially a naked one. Those are all good bikes, and you probably wouldn't go wrong with any of them. Just look at how even the poll is. And honestly, I couldn't care less whether he buys a 919, Z, scooter, busa, whatever. I'd ride with him and not hate on his choice of steed.
The 919 is geared and tuned to be more neutral than a Z1000. The 919 picks up on design cues from the old school (7" round light, round mirrors, traditional 2-up single seat, etc.). You can just look at a Z1000, and you automatically note the differences. Even in performance numbers of the Z1000 are obviously more to the performance end of the spectrum (rake/trail, compression ratio, wheelbase, seating, etc.)

just do a comparison on strictly the specifications, and you'll see the difference. With all that said, the 919 was deliberately tuned and designed to be that way, as what Honda determined should be the best characteristics for a street bike. The 919 motor is the same motor as the legendary CBR900RR, but they decided to "detune" it for the 919, since it was never intended to be a sportbike, per say, but a streetbike.

Most nakeds are setup this way, but vary from one end of the "standard' spectrum to the other. The Z1000 and 919 are almost on opposite sides of that spectrum. Kawasaki even mounts the Z1000 on 190s, instead of 180s in the rear. The rear passenger seat is more like that of a sportbike.
Whereas a Z1000 may compare against a Speed Triple, a 919 will compare to a Bandit. One set has more versatility in the streets then the other set. There's definitely more versatility in a 919 vs. a Z1000, and I can only state that based on my experience. I have owned sportbikes in the past, but got tired of that, and found the best streets for the streets in today's offerings are from nakeds, and the 919 and Bandit, and maybe even the SV1000 fit that mold. The Z1000 is more of a sportbike, without the fairings, imo, but that may be exactly what Alex, or any other motrocyclist wants.
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