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Nick Ienatsch  says:

New Kawasaki ZZR1400 first ride

Kawasaki’s new ZZR1400 has astonished American testers with its performance and refinement – the overhauled hyperbike clocked a 9.64 second standing quarter mile at its American launch in Las Vegas, Nevada. The European version will be launched in January, though Kawasaki cannot confirm how the specifications will differ. American magazine Cycle World’s tester Nick Ienatsch was among the first to ride...

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Antnee_

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Antnee_ says:

Are the flame decals standard ? :D

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flasharri

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flasharri says:

hyperbike

Does the world really need a hyperbike?

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snev

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snev says:

flasharri asks...

" Does the world really need a hyperbike? " NO is the simple answer....... Just a few thousand fun loving, thrill seeking Bikers.  The other 7 billion people can do whatever they want.

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tamlin23

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tamlin23 says:

Very capable

I had a tuned ZZR-1400, and although it was obviously quick it never fealt flustered. It is a longer hyper bike, so not as good on corners as the litre Supersports bikes, but on the road this is an ultra stable powerhouse - I hope the new version builds on this, though looking at the above comments, it certainly looks like it won't disappoint!

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Heppy

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Heppy says:

Does the world really need Hyperbikes?

YES, is the simple answer, if you don't push the boundaries of technology you don't progress, that may be fine for just a few thousand bikers who are stuck in the stone age and moan about the release of these monster machines but for the 7 billion other people, we can indeed do whatever we want and it's nice to have the choice!!

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snev

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snev says:

heppy

I think you have it the wrong way round the " few thousand fun loving thrill seekers" refered to are like myself completely happy with this sort of machine , they make perfect sense on the road, are comfortble , stable , economical as well as being quick. the "other 7 billion people" will have no idea how much fun these bikes are. Thats the way I like it. 

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Heppy

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Heppy says:

snev

In that case, apologies, but why is NO the simple answer??

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sack1

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sack1 says:

Kawasaki has to..

..uphold their reputation they've long held. It's always been Kawasaki's reason for being, being at the top of the power charts. In the past that came sometimes with chassis not quite up to the task. At least now the rest of their bikes have caught up. Personally, I've had my invitations punched too many times at the policeman's ball. I'm quite happy to keep speeds down where I don't create attention toward me and I'm happy with that. A bike like this is too way over the top for me, when I was younger for sure, but not now.

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snev

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snev says:

heppy

Does the world need this bike?, was the question. NO was my answer ,just a few thousand of us. As a long time rider of these sort of bikes I welcome new incarnations....... Which is far from the stone age moaner that you implied . but I do agree that many people will not get the point of these bikes....their loss.

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jqworle

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jqworle says:

Nice

As i already own the old ZZR1400 i would given half a chance have the new one but remove the stock exhaust as soon as possible.

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