Jumping off a Yamaha Mt01 sports tourer and not testing ZZR sports tourer before purchasing was a big gamble, I love my Mt01 and can't believe anything could match it, well looks can't!.
ZZR1400 2012 absolutely brilliant 110% better in every area than other bikes I've ridden, what a bike, endless power in the dry or wet with the electronic's of course, stopping is unbelievably easy and quick.
On British roads you'll never over rev the engine in any gear unless you break the law, so should potentially last for ever. Rides at any speed with ease and smoothness endless torque, ideal for any style of riding. Pillion commented: "the most confy bike she's been on. Accelerating above 8000rpm's- I'm told- there's another power band to red line 11000rpm, it's mind blowingly quick upto 8000, track here I come after running in. You don't notice a pillion is with you and has no effect on performance.
Quality of the bike is on par with the Mt01, vast improvement for Kawasaki. It Goes around corners with shear ease and confidence. The fuel consumption trip meter and gauge gives you average, instant and indicates when your riding economically unlike the MT01 which never had fuel gauge. With a few optional extra's the bike is even better.
Kawasaki dealer ships are head and shoulders above Yamaha where I've had a bad experience with yamaha UK and local dealer.
I've done 450miles so far, not quiet as comfy as Mt01 but there's no vibration like with a big vtwin. Gamble paid off and hope that this stay's a rare bike-I don't think. View based on my 2 year limited experience of bikes, returning to riding after 30 year gap. Did'nt want a tourer too slow and bulky and didn't want a sports bike with raw power and basic and uncomfy, now have the perfect compromise.