Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Auburn, WA 98401
1993 Kawasaki ZR-1100 (now 1322 cc):
Air cooled, no boiling over, less maintenance
No fairing to scratch or wax
low seat height
Maneuvers easily at very slow speeds
lots of power, no downshifting on hills (in top gear)
Givi hard luggage and trunk
Great commuter bike
reworked suspension makes handling pretty decent
No heel toe shifter
wife says pillion is too harsh (I guess that could be a "pro")
a bit heavy (but light compared to my old Venture)
Detailing is, well, detailed.
twin shock rear end.
Carbs are extremely difficult to R&R
"...If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two imposters the same....you'll be a Man, my Son!"
- Rudyard Kipling