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Old 12-03-2005, 12:45 PM   #1
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ZX-12R

ok...has anyone actually ridden one for any real amount of time. i was thinkin of going to look at one this weekend, but dont know if i should waste my time. what i really want to know is

1.sheer size...is it as big as im thinkin or am i just ingnant?
2.how does it handle?
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Old 12-03-2005, 01:30 PM   #2
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I believe the new zx-10rs put out almost the same amount of power but are lighter
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Old 12-03-2005, 01:35 PM   #3
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Old 12-03-2005, 01:38 PM   #4
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Why yes, I've put 3,000 miles on mine since I got it in June. It is long, but not as long as a busa. It is much nimbler than the two busas I've ridden (one was lowered). With a busa, you pick your line going into the corner, and you hold that line. With the 12r you can make corner adjustments and the suspension won't unload and go crazy on you. Also, change the rear tire from a 200 to a 190 or even a 180 to really wake up the bike and help with flickability. Most people that go to the 190 comment that the bike feels like it lost 50lbs.

The 10 is an awesome bike, but does not have the power under the curve, or the torque of the 12. However, it is the size of a 600, with extremely explosive power delivery.

Decide if you want a bike that's fun to ride for an hour, or a bike that's fun to ride all day.

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Old 12-03-2005, 02:27 PM   #5
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he had one trciked out and rode it often unlike other 12r owners who just cruise through the twisties.
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Old 12-03-2005, 06:14 PM   #7
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he had one trciked out and rode it often unlike other 12r owners who just cruise through the twisties.

If you're referring to me...... then see Exhibit A
If not, then see Exhibit B

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Old 12-03-2005, 08:07 PM   #8
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Old 12-03-2005, 09:19 PM   #9
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Excellent machine I have put 8000 miles on mine this year and I love it...It's very comfy and I think it handles well...I will try Kalmar Joe's advise on the tire I am in need of 1 now....
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Old 12-04-2005, 05:02 AM   #10
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Buy the busa
You can stay with anyone out there if you want too AND ride all day when NOBODY else wants too.

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Old 12-04-2005, 10:28 AM   #12
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i was thinkin of a bike i could ride for a while, and still get some good use on the track...but last night my wife said i could keep my ZZR and still get another bike. so i really dont need a 12r. i allready have the speed of a 12r plus more comfort. i think ill start looking at some other bikes for the track
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Old 12-04-2005, 12:49 PM   #13
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i was thinkin of a bike i could ride for a while, and still get some good use on the track...but last night my wife said i could keep my ZZR and still get another bike. so i really dont need a 12r. i allready have the speed of a 12r plus more comfort. i think ill start looking at some other bikes for the track
ZX7r, or ZX9r

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Old 12-04-2005, 05:30 PM   #14
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a buddy of mine knows a guy in austin who has a 93 cbr 900rr thats track ready...cleanest ive seen in a while
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:33 AM   #15
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I had a 03 ZX12R and ran a 180 out back. It was like night and day in the corners
but the big ninja is to heavy to really take seriously and if I was going to do it again I would stay with the 200 on the rear and pick my straights...Keep the revs up and
not much is going to stay with a 12R.
I really figured it was a matter of time before someone was going to scrap me of the curb. I couldn't get on it without hitting 140 in 4th gear. I have seen 178 indicated and still accelerating hard on Tri-City beach road, I could of gone faster but I was following my friend on his Busa and gaining on his hard and was not familiar with the road.
The 12R is a excelent bike, a little hard to work on but will never dissapoint in the pucker department. Like others say, there are better choices for a twistys machine.
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Old 12-20-2005, 11:38 PM   #16
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The ZX-12R is an excellent sport bike for bigger riders. In the twisties, it will hold its own with the smaller bikes but will require a little extra work. I had a 190 rear tire on mine. On the straights, I don't know of any stock bikes that will pull it, and that includes the busa, ZX-10r, Gixxer 1000 etc. When I switched from the ZX-12R to the ZX-10R last year, I noticed a few things.

1) The ZX-10R is easier to handle in the twisties.
2) The ZX-10R didn't seem to pull as hard as the 12 until you got very high in the rev range.
3) The ZX-12R has a lot more wind protection.
4) The ZX-12R is a lot smoother and more stable when going above 150 mph.
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