Join Date: May 2002
Location: Gadsden, AL USA 35950
As you might can figure from the user name, I am biased toward the ZZ-R1200. I looked at both the Z and the X, as well as others, but went with the Z because of riding position, performance and, basically, I preferred the styling over the others.
I haven't regretted my decision...
I generally concur with oldgixer on the 'Bird...smooth, reliable, capable...and prices on them, with many opportunities for excellent deals, are pretty good.
You won't go wrong with either...HOWEVER...
I called Muzzy's Performance yesterday checking on the expected availability date for slip-on's for the ZZ-R and ended up in an 30 minute conversation about their future offerings for it. Within 60 days the slip-on's will be available and by the end of the year they will have cams, pistons, and big-bore kits available...just in case what comes out of the box isn't quite enough performance for Ya!
Harleys are for posers...I prefer to RIDE!