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Next bike after a Hornet 600

I have had my hornet for 3 and half years and want something different. I want another naked bike but im not sure which. I don't ride ridiculously fast on ride out, I don't exceed 100. I do most of my riding in country roads and enjoy throwing the bike around and want a good handling bike. Im torn between getting a fz6 or moving onto something a with a bit more grunt.I really like the top end rush of the hornet but im finding the rear shock (its a 98) is now very worn and the bike is pogoing around a bit hence looking for a change. I want ...

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  • 19 July 2014

Next bike after a Hornet 600

I have had my hornet for 3 and half years and want something different. I want another naked bike but im not sure which. I don't ride ridiculously fast on ride out, I don't exceed 100. I do most of my riding in country roads and enjoy throwing the bike around and want a good handling bike. Im torn between getting a fz6 or moving onto something a with a bit more grunt.I really like the top end rush of the hornet but im finding the rear shock (its a 98) is now very worn and the bike is pogoing around a bit hence looking for a change. I want ...

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  • 19 July 2014

New bike advice.

Hi all,I am looking at selling my supermoto as i am moving close to London and i cannot bring myself to leave the bike under a cover outside plus its not the most secure of bikes and if i leave it at home it will barely be used. Ill start with the essentialsBudget: %XA33500 max i don't really want an amazing bike sitting outside in the rain but at the same time don't fancy a symjet mopedStyle: Consider anything tbh, not so much an r1 etc as i would quite like a bit of comfort for longer journeys ...

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  • 28 April 2014

New MCN January 29: BMW R Nine T first ride

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from January 29: New BMW R Nine T: We thought it might be good. It's not: it's bloody brilliant! Kawasaki Z1000 new vs old Yamaha's new ballistic 300 In sport: Cal could be a contender All available in print at your local newsagent, or on iPad and Google editions from January 29!

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  • 28 January 2014

Supermoto

Hey GuysI currently own a Z1000 that I have geared down for low end torque. I'm use to fast bikes and like 1000cc machines, but am going through a fad of liking the look of some of the supermoto machines, 400 and 450's or even 2 stroke 250's. I rarely go over 100mph now and have always enjoyed tight twsity roads over longer more open roads. I enjoy knee down and wheelies, but not the top end stuff anymore. I know speed doesn't kill, but the sudden stop from it does.Has anyone gone from sports or sportyish bikes to ...

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  • 10 December 2013

Compression

Hi all, the bike in question is a 2004 z1000 The bike is down on compression on all cylinders  3 are down by about 20-25 and cylinder 2 is down by 30. It as just had new spark plugs fitted, it was in the garge due to every bad petrol it as. It has been cleaned and is now running better just the compression is down, the only is it's got a after market arrows back can on (would a power commander sort this) ! 

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  • 05 December 2013

Video: Kawasaki Z1000 first ride

The Z1000 has been the most serious Japanese 'super naked' since 2003, and Kawasaki have determinedly reinvented it ever since. For 2014, it's re-styled and eschews electronics in favour of refinement, quality and value. It's a bold move and could be a clever one. brightcove.createExperiences();

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  • 27 November 2013

The new Z1000 - that 'face'....

(headlight fairing)  definitely has a look of the caped crusader, 'Batman' about it..... 

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  • 26 November 2013

New MCN November 27: Z1000 Simply Brilliant

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 27: World first Kawasaki Z1000 test: Simply brilliant! Scoop: New Triumph 250 Baby Daytona and Street Triple spy shots Future Classics: 9 wise buys revealed All available in print at your local newsagent, or on iPad and Google editions from November 27!    

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  • 26 November 2013

Aggressive new Z1000 unveiled in Milan

Kawasaki has just unveiled this significantly new Z1000 super naked at the Milan Show. Although not completely new %X96 the basic engine and chassis are unchanged, for example %X96 Kawasaki%X92s super naked has received a raft of changes to the powertrain, chassis, equipment and, most obviously, styling which effectively renders it an all-new machine. The key changes are as follows: %X95 sharper styling%X95 improved throttle...

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  • 05 November 2013

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