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MCN  says:

Classic sixes – which would you rather have?

Inline sixes sound amazing and produce their power in an addictive way, but sadly there are few about. Which of the classic sixes would you rather have? pollcomment

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Jan 10

Posts: 429

rlf3 says:


Yes the early wire wheel GL1000 was a nice steed, but it was a flat four, not a six.

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Sep 10

Posts: 185

My younger brother & me have had a few Z 1300  , and  they are very heavy  - in weight  and on petrol  . They are very robust  and  very well built  ,the only problems ,is usually with the fuel injection system , so we tend to go for the older carb version . Prices have shot -up in the last few years , but don"t  match the rare-rer  Honda 6  . I remember buying one for £ 1600  in the 90s off a  elderly  Porsche owner who could no longer cope with the dead weight  wheeling it in and out of  the garage . They put the motor  in the Kawasaki Voyager  , a sort  of Goldwing with lots of grunt  , and was more successful  in  America  ,land of bigger is better ! . I haven"t  had much to do with the Honda  C.B.X. 6 ,even though over the years we have had most  Honda models . A friend  of a friend had one some time ago , and  I had a  little run ,up and down the road , it seemed smooth &  docile compared to the  big Z . He didn"t have it long , he was impressed but not with the finish , but not much of it was original - so who knows  ? . When folk start  waving large amounts of money under  owners noses , they tend  not to stay long  .

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Apr 10

Posts: 74

exceledsteve says:


I was on a Greek island in 1988 and saw a dude ride one off a ferry from the mainland. We got talking and he told me he was touring Europe on it for 6 weeks. I remember having great respect for the guy and the kudos of the Z1300 has stayed with me since. It was my inspiration for my own Greek trip on my Yamaha 750 Fazer a few years later. I wonder what he's riding now...

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Jan 11

Posts: 8140

snev says:


I could be wrong but.... Reckon the Kawasaki Voyager was a Four....Yamaha had a V four, from memory. My 22 stone 6ft 5 Brother-in-law had a Z1300 when I had an FJ1200, it wasn't very "Flicable". sounded brill though.

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