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Old 04-13-2009, 08:33 PM   #1
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Is a Kawi ZR-7 trackworthy?

I know the ZR7 has a very relaxed riding position, but I was wondering who all had experience with them and out of those people, has anyone ever taken one out on the track?
Been doing a little research and trying to figure out if this is a trackworthy bike or not. From what I gather it runs right up there with SV's............just trying to get some input
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:45 PM   #2
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I know the ZR7 has a very relaxed riding position, but I was wondering who all had experience with them and out of those people, has anyone ever taken one out on the track?
Been doing a little research and trying to figure out if this is a trackworthy bike or not. From what I gather it runs right up there with SV's............just trying to get some input


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Any bike can be trackworthy for trackdays pretty much, depends on what your trying to accomplish really.

For fun and working on being a better rider, sure. To run in A group and mix it up with the racers? Only if you are REALLY good, but it COULD be done with some choice upgrades in suspension and big ole set of brass ones.

Just look at what Pridmore does when he gives passenger rides on a stock Katana!

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Old 04-13-2009, 08:50 PM   #4
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Any bike can be trackworthy for trackdays pretty much, depends on what your trying to accomplish really.

For fun and working on being a better rider, sure. To run in A group and mix it up with the racers? Only if you are REALLY good, but it COULD be done with some choice upgrades in suspension and big ole set of brass ones.

Just look at what Pridmore does when he gives passenger rides on a stock Katana!

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My main thing is to start doing trackdays several times a month...........and to beat Gonzo or Tony..........but lets be real here!!!!!
I want to be able to hone (sp?) my skills and improve in all areas, but at the same time, I don't want to end up being traffic for the guys in intermediate!
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I don't know your skill level, but I would imagine that BIKE would be OK in intermediate with a decent rider.

There is a large spread in intermediate groups. Some A guys flying by and some C guys that just moved up. The 7 has the power, and I have seen bikes with heavier weight and less track friendly suspensions do very well in intermediate groups with skilled riders.

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your bike will do just fine there, truth is, is unlikely you'll find the bike's limit at the track, but you will find yours.

Just put some quality rubber on it, get your gear and have fun. hey, I've seen people with ninjas 250 having fun at the track and learning a lot of things while doing it.
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your bike will do just fine there, truth is, is unlikely you'll find the bike's limit at the track, but you will find yours.

Just put some quality rubber on it, get your gear and have fun. hey, I've seen people with ninjas 250 having fun at the track and learning a lot of things while doing it.
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I don't know your skill level, but I would imagine that BIKE would be OK in intermediate with a decent rider.

There is a large spread in intermediate groups. Some A guys flying by and some C guys that just moved up. The 7 has the power, and I have seen bikes with heavier weight and less track friendly suspensions do very well in intermediate groups with skilled riders.

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Old 04-13-2009, 09:11 PM   #10
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Good point.

I did look at your ad. It's a very nice bike.

I have my eye on a unique bike I passed on a few months ago that I have a chance at buying again. I don't want to let it get away this time.

Good luck with your sale or trade for the 7.

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