Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Queensland, Australia
I used to ride a ZZR-250 130km (80 miles) to work and back, along a highway. It'd sit on 110km/h (about 70mph) and it never failed to keep up with traffic. It'd overtake anything easily too. I topped it out one day at 160km/h. Not bad for a 40hp bike!
The downside was the bike ran at 8000rpm at 110km/h. The redline was 14000rpm. I went up one tooth on the front, which brought the rev's down slightly, but it was still pushing things hard.
Now, granted, that's not a 500 mile touring trip. I think a 600cc would be a minimum for something like that.
BTW, I voted for the ZZR 1100 (ZX-11) - see avatar. I hate what they've done to the front end of the ZZR 1200. It looks like a praying mantis, as a lot of new sportsbikes do.
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Last edited by cookeetree; 03-03-2005 at 10:46 PM.