Bought my ZZR in June this year, a E7 model with 15137 miles on the clock now has 26594. Really really like this bike. A great engine that goes like the proverbial at 8K revs. All day comfort, 842 miles was the longest I rode in one day, only reason I stopped was we were at our destination. Wife finds the pillion seat very comfortable.
The brakes have been upgraded with braided lines and Carbon Lorraine pads, may upgrade to Nissin callipers next year, a double bubble screen, rear hugger, fender extenda Tutoro automatic oiler, 12V power socket and stainless down pipes are the only other mods.
The rear shock is now goosed, Hagon replacement rear shock on order £300 other than that everything good.
Things I like
All day comfort
Twin silencers, give it a nice symmetrical look
Bungee hooks everywhere
A decent pillion seat
Fuel economy, 200 miles to a tank
Cruises at 80+ 2 up all day long
Cost to buy
Insurance costs, mind you I'm over 40
Things I don't like
The front end is a tad soft when pushed
The rear shock isn't the best
The brakes need to be carefully maintained and upgraded
Very dependent on good chain tensioning for smooth gear changes
The servicing schedule could be a bit more in keeping with the sports tourer niche it has occupied since the ZX6R was launched, would gladly sacrifice some top end power for this.
To sum up a fast and thus far very reliable sport tourer that has all day comfort with very economical running costs. As good 2 up as it is solo, with a completely bonkers engine, when you want it to be.
Love the bike so much I am going to strip her down and completely restore her over the winter, never done this with a disposable Japanese bike before.