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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?
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Old 8th August 2019, 10:45 PM #2
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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
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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 !
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I thought you'd never give up the Blackbird.
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Cheers lads, I'll have a look at one or two.

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I thought you'd never give up the Blackbird.
Neither did I but too many ponies in the stable and have to cut the herd.
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i had the 08 which i think is not the first gen,from what i read the 06/07 had lowish acceleration cant remember
IIRC They were electronically limited in the first gear or two to prevent idiots from whiskey throttling their way into the nearest parked car.
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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
butterfly valves which opened after about 3k revs, these were easily removed for that instant tsunami wave of torque!
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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.

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

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They do 6 mpg flat out at full speed. They like a gargle
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This is my 3rd ZZR, the best bike I have ever owned after XX
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