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Well Guys, I allready own the most powerfull Motorcycle (Y2K ZX12R) in the world, I don't road race, I don't race on the street as if it was a race track, so why would I want a 165 hp 385 lb inline 4 cylinder back breaking repli-racer? I don't!!

Now don't go and toss me out of here yet, here me out. I would rather see Kawi build a ZX10V ( for sake of a better designation). Build it along the ergo's of the ZX12R, or the CBR600F4, something comfortable that still works well. Give it a 120 rwhp V-twin, fuel injected, 1000 cc engine. Add the latest greatest suspension and presto, I will be one of the first in line to buy .



The market is moving towards V-twins , aka Ducati, Aprilia, the giant success of the Suzuki SV 650, for a few examples. I hope Kawi doesn't force us to be left out, or cross over to the competion for a V -twin sport bike. Just my .02 worth. Ozzy.

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OK here goes. LOL



If I could get the same ride position with a lighter bike with just as much power I would have to seriously consider getting one. I love the 12, I think it is awesome, but if I could get the same accleration and knock 100 lbs off, it would be very hard to turn down.

I am not sure of the unique powerband of the twins would be enough for me to buy one.



Not much of an opinion but it is a start, I am in a hurry this morning.LOL

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Hi ozzy, I'm sick of v-twins, if Kawasaki makes a competitive twin to match the others - great (stick it to the mobile air compressors I say ) but I'm a fanatical in line 4 Kawasaki guy. I agree with Easy in that the 12 is a great bike with a reasonable riding position for long distance "touring" with a ton of performance, but it would be great if it were at least 30kilo or more lighter. As they say Ossy - "each to their own."

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I hate to say it Oz but I believe you are in the minority on this one. Kawasaki knows what sells and it isn't 120 hp 1000 cc bikes lol. They know that the vast majority is going to look at power acceleration and handling so I don't really think that they would opt for an underperforming longer wheelbase bike as you are hoping for. Sorry but if you are looking for a sport tourer you need to buy a sport tourer.





"Give it a 120 rwhp V-twin, fuel injected, 1000 cc engine. Add the latest greatest suspension and presto, I will be one of the first in line to buy . "



Only problem with that is that you might be one of the only ones in line to buy it so getting in line first wouldn't be too hard lol.



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I already have a sport tourer bike, the 12R works great. As good as the Zx11 I just sold a couple of weeks ago. I was hanging on to it in worry that the 12R wouldn't be the long distance bike the 11 is.

I want an additional bike to set in the garage and fill the space vacant now that the 11 is gone, and hopefully a Kawasaki. I don't want a Duc, or Zook, so if Kawi lets me down, most likely, I will be looking for an RC51 to fill the opening.

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What is it with you guys and the V-4 motors??? They are not as maintainence free,smooth, and have less horsepower than the In-Lines!!! They give off alot more heat too!!!



I guess its an aquired taste...





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oh oh oh.. here's my .02 worth....



Since I sent my 12 to the great racetrack in the sky a few months ago, i gambled on a RC-51, while a great bike for what it is, I cannot wait for my '02 12 to get in... wishing I could go get it sooner! The V-twiin is great on Sunday rides out in the country.. but it severly lacks what the 12/9/10/etc

gives... Power to the 12 !!



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I don't know, I must be nuts but I like the weight of the zx12r. I would rather have a more comfortable seat than a lighter ZX12r. I think the weight of the 12 is off set by it's power. It powerwheelies on command, it speeds to over 170 in seconds, and it corners more than I can handle. The weight just makes it more stable and comfortable on long trips. That's the way I see it and I'm sticking to it <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)">

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