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Old 06-11-18, 11:45 PM   #1
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So I am getting to the point where the little GSXR is well past its sell buy. even if it sailed through its mot last month.

I am looking, new gixers are silly money and TBH I don't need that performance. So looking at the Z1000sx. please convince me that this is not a bike that ticks my old man boxes.

easy to ride all day, Enough ponys to make me smile, So what is wrong with it?
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Old 07-11-18, 05:01 AM   #2
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It's a decent all around bike, nothing bad to say but you ought to test ride one for more than hour.

I found the GSXS1000F more comfy over time with better rider position for me and also more fun to ride thanks to the engine...but it lacks some of practicality of the Z and it's nicely designed panniers.

Give both bikes a lengthy test ride on the same day if you can I'd say...
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Old 07-11-18, 11:30 AM   #3
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I spoke to an owner (a few times) and he was delighted with his purchase saying that it was comfortable and deceptively fast (you were going quicker than you thought). He also said that it was remarkably frugal when running in - he was getting 50 mpg which was the same as I was getting from my Street Triple that I had at the time. I think he was on his second Z1000 and would definitely be buying another when it came time to change.

I think he liked it.
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Old 07-11-18, 12:04 PM   #4
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What's wrong with a Z1000sx?

There's far more fun to be had riding a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow.
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Old 07-11-18, 12:08 PM   #5
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Swaffle has one and he's most happy. I rode it from Cornhill on Tweed home to Cramlington and really enjoyed it.
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Old 07-11-18, 01:53 PM   #6
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but the bike you have at the moment is just an ornament anyway so why buy a nice new much more expensive ornament.

how may miles have you done in the past 5 years let alone last year.
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