Hi everyone. I am buying a new bike as soon as they come out in Jan or Feb. At this point I am trying to decide on one of the two listed above. These are actually my only two choices and I am leaning toward , the 12r cause it seems so much more advanced. I just sold my 86 vfr (wich I had put on wider f2 wheels and tires and upgraded the suspension etc.) It was not sporty enough and I want something newer and roomier (6'4")
Just to clarify, I would like to take my girlfriend for some short rides and just ride the bike all the time, She had a blast on my VFR. Comfort for myself is most important (Thats what I think Huh) 500plus mile days have been known on my VFR/ The biggest reason for my ? is that I can buy them each for about the same price. Going to the motorcycle show on Sunday next weekend in Seattle that might help me decide.
The ZZR is a slick bike, but for the $$$ I think I'd go for the ZX instead. The ZX is FI rather than carbs, which is an important feature if you ride in higher elevations. (I recall a few mountains up in your turf )
For ST work, you'll want bags, which is an extra expense with either. THe ZZR will give you a tad better wind protection, but an Aero Screen can fix that.
After you get to sit on 'em, let us know, 'eh?
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Originally posted by imguppy Just to clarify, I would like to take my girlfriend for some short rides and just ride the bike all the time, She had a blast on my VFR. Comfort for myself is most important (Thats what I think Huh) 500plus mile days have been known on my VFR/
ZZR, definately. Especially if you want some 2up action.
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well I have to say I am biased just in the fact that I have a 2002 zx12 r .
Actually these are 2 totally different machines if you are looking for comfort its obvious go with the other bike.
If you are looking to do alot of 2 up riding, go with the other bike.
I personally was looking between the zx9r and the zx12r it was my girlfriend that helped me decide on the 12.
I am so glad I did.
The fuel injection is cool but not a necessity.
I had a 97 zx9r and honestly the throttle response on that was good. This is better but not that much.
Coming from a vfr i would think you are looking for a sport tourer ( i may be wrong ). The zx12r is definitely not that .Its definitely a sportbike you lean more than I did on my old nine and its only a few pounds heavier and has a shitload more power
so i guess it depends on what you truly want from a bike.......
the zzx12r is one sweet looking machine.....just not what I was looking for maybe in another 10 or 20 years I might be though
O.K just to let all you guys know, I am waiting for my new zx12r, I am very comfortable sitting on them and a zzr wouldn't be enough for me. besides my long legs hit the frame and fairing. I fell in love with the 12r and will have it in about two weeks. I'm kind of jealous that some people have them already. Oh well..... I'll let you know.
Just my 2 cents, you made the right choice. The 12R makes a good sport-tourer. ZX leans more to sport, ZZR leans more to tour. But for a kickass sportbike with adequate tourability, the ZX is the way to go.