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johnny b 8th August 2019 03:17 PM

Zzr1400
 
1st generation Kawasaki zzr1400 any owner reviews?

Not much on the net about these 2006 to 2012 models.

Anyone have good, bad or indifferent to say about these?

Looking for a comfy mile muncher and these seem to fit the bill.
I'm built like a Jockey so any small lads have a run on one?

setter 8th August 2019 10:45 PM

Re: Zzr1400
 
i had the 08 which i think is not the first gen,from what i read the 06/07 had lowish acceleration cant remember why but i can say the 08 was brilliant,had it 5ish years,toured on it also two up,fast and handled well.totally reliable,decent on juice, i had raised clip ons and 30mm lowered pegs with memory foam seat,these changes make a huge difference.........anyway i would reccommend

fatbast 9th August 2019 02:09 AM

Re: Zzr1400
 
I've an 07 abs model it's a well built bike very reliable, lighter than it looks. It's long and low so suits lots of people. Can be ridden like a giant scooter at low revs, easy to to be going way over the limit at higher revs. Battery is hard to get to so run a pigtail off it for charging. Give it a good clean and act 50 occasionally and keep rad clean. Rocker cover gasket can leak, easy fix. Prefer soft luggage to hard panniers on them. Mine has 25mm risers mra screen aftermarket pipes (original ones are heavy)
Sports tours are a bit out of fashion now but they are still the best distance bikes to buy I reckon. Go for it !

bandit0 9th August 2019 08:28 AM

Re: Zzr1400
 
I thought you'd never give up the Blackbird.

johnny b 9th August 2019 12:28 PM

Re: Zzr1400
 
Cheers lads, I'll have a look at one or two.

[quote=bandit0;3577695]I thought you'd never give up the Blackbird.[/quote]

Neither did I but too many ponies in the stable and have to cut the herd.

motoxyogi 9th August 2019 02:25 PM

Re: Zzr1400
 
[quote=setter;3577683]i had the 08 which i think is not the first gen,from what i read the 06/07 had lowish acceleration cant remember [/quote]

IIRC They were electronically limited in the first gear or two to prevent idiots from whiskey throttling their way into the nearest parked car.

jafo 12th August 2019 03:35 PM

Re: Zzr1400
 
[quote=setter;3577683]i had the 08 which i think is not the first gen,from what i read the 06/07 had lowish acceleration cant remember why but i can say the 08 was brilliant,had it 5ish years,toured on it also two up,fast and handled well.totally reliable,decent on juice, i had raised clip ons and 30mm lowered pegs with memory foam seat,these changes make a huge difference.........anyway i would reccommend[/quote]

butterfly valves which opened after about 3k revs, these were easily removed for that instant tsunami wave of torque! :thumbsup2:

halfabusa 12th August 2019 05:03 PM

Re: Zzr1400
 
I've an 09 Gen1. A bit biased but i think it's a fantastic machine.

Have heard of some typical issues though other forums, like the rad guard clogging and getting damaged due to its positioning, but a fender extender will sort that or a rad guard. Also issues with warping of the factory front brake discs after time. Mine seem to have a slight warp i think.

Gonna get things like these on any machine.

Other that that i cant fault the bike. I was hesitant at first due to the seat height and it being a long bike and becasue of God building my arse so close to the ground i was gonna be on my tippy toes at the traffice lights, but i got over that fairly quickly. :lbhbh:

The power is ridiculous and needs to be tamed, otherwise you can be sure of a few points on your license or worse.

:thumbsup2:

The comb over kid 16th August 2019 10:26 PM

Re: Zzr1400
 
They do 6 mpg flat out at full speed. They like a gargle:bikerie:

toledo7 19th August 2019 06:29 PM

Re: Zzr1400
 
This is my 3rd ZZR, the best bike I have ever owned after XX :smileee:

toledo7 19th August 2019 06:31 PM

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jafo 22nd August 2019 09:18 AM

Re: Zzr1400
 
i had one from new in 2007 and covered over 65000m (yes miles!) on 3 continents (excluding the continent where it was made) in 6 years! :woots:
no issues except for warped front discs at the start! :rolleyes2:
long live the ZX14 :thumbsup2:

MacShane 22nd August 2019 04:43 PM

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Picked up a Gen 2 in January, if the Gen 1 is in anyway a good as this ye can't go wrong, it's a big beast and very comfortable for long trips, and the power just keeps a grin on your face all day


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