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Old 11-16-2012, 11:59 AM   #1
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Gen 4 ZX-10R or S1kRR?

there is a slight chance that i may be able to get a brand new bike in-between these riding seasons, and if so it is down to these two...what are your thoughts?

i feel like naturally its the BMW all day, but i was looking around at reviews for them and i was seeing some things about how the kawasaki is actually faster on the track STOCK (so 20hp less) and if you get the ecu flashed you can put down within 5hp or the same power down to the wheel than the bmw. idk what you guys think
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:01 PM   #2
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Re: Gen 4 ZX-10R or S1kRR?

oh, and i am slightly biased toward the 10R because well....yano...can never go wrong with a kaw but thats why I'm asking for unbiased suzuki opinions
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:13 PM   #3
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Re: Gen 4 ZX-10R or S1kRR?

Get the 'busa.
Get a Yosh pipe.
Get Pirellis.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:26 PM   #4
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Get the 'busa.
Get a Yosh pipe.
Get Pirellis.
if it came down to getting a bucket o bolts that big.....

http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...power-numbers/

yes please
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:47 PM   #5
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Get the beemer.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:23 PM   #6
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Re: Gen 4 ZX-10R or S1kRR?

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if it came down to getting a bucket o bolts that big.....

http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...power-numbers/

yes please
It seems from your initial post that what drives your purchase is the feeling of power...
The Kawasaki has a less sensitive throttle and smoother power delivery but doesn't give you the same Holy Cow feeling as the BMW. In two words the BMW is "less subtle". For that reason, if you're motivated by the sensation of power, I'd say go BMW.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:10 PM   #7
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Re: Gen 4 ZX-10R or S1kRR?

Considering your other posts, wanting more horsepower to race a Duc because of having something to prove why not just get whatever is claimed to be the fastest.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:41 PM   #8
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Considering your other posts, wanting more horsepower to race a Duc because of having something to prove why not just get whatever is claimed to be the fastest.
+1 If he just wants to beat a Duc, then he should get the same Duc. If he wins, he gets bragging rights to being the better shifter. That is if he wins!
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:15 PM   #9
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Get one of each new liter bike and take turns riding them up and down the highway and parked in front of Starucks.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:26 PM   #10
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Re: Gen 4 ZX-10R or S1kRR?

whatever is the best price. are you sure that you don't need ohlins suspension for your 3rd gear highway roll-on races?
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:28 PM   #11
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Re: Gen 4 ZX-10R or S1kRR?

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i feel like naturally its the BMW all day, but i was looking around at reviews for them and i was seeing some things about how the kawasaki is actually faster on the track STOCK (so 20hp less) and if you get the ecu flashed you can put down within 5hp or the same power down to the wheel than the bmw. idk what you guys think
Where did you hear that? Motorrad did superbike test this summer. BMW was the fastest and Kawasaki was 1s slower 4th fastest. Bikes were stock, so no restrictions etc.

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:40 PM   #12
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Kid owns a ZX10;is asking on a GSXR forum if he should get a S1K or another ZX10. I say get the GSXR 1000
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Kid owns a ZX10;is asking on a GSXR forum if he should get a S1K or another ZX10. I say get the GSXR 1000
second that
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:18 PM   #14
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Re: Gen 4 ZX-10R or S1kRR?

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there is a slight chance that i may be able to get a brand new bike in-between these riding seasons, and if so it is down to these two...what are your thoughts?

i feel like naturally its the BMW all day, but i was looking around at reviews for them and i was seeing some things about how the kawasaki is actually faster on the track STOCK (so 20hp less) and if you get the ecu flashed you can put down within 5hp or the same power down to the wheel than the bmw. idk what you guys think
So what track will you be taking your bike to?
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:24 PM   #15
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So what track will you be taking your bike to?
Narḍ Ring could suit his riding preferences.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:51 PM   #16
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So what track will you be taking your bike to?
the I 275 around tampa bay, idiot.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:38 PM   #17
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the I 275 around tampa bay, idiot.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:38 PM   #18
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Narḍ Ring could suit his riding preferences.
Nah, that's still technically turning
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:39 PM   #19
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:04 PM   #20
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Re: Gen 4 ZX-10R or S1kRR?

Get whichever one you think looks the best and you can get the best deal on. You will not be able to ride anywhere near 30% of the bikes capabilities. So whichever one is theoretically "better" is irrelevant.

Besides, the bikes are damn near equal, performance wise. Brakes are a wash, with an unrestricted ZX-10, the power is a wash also. According to test riders, the ZX-10 handles a little better but not by much. Electronics are a wash. Some say the ZX is better, some say the BMW is better.

Just get whichever one you like better. The bikes are so damn close, that it doesnt make a difference.
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