Date of publication: 2017-10-29 12:11
Announced in a color of “Monster Energy” energy drink, Kawasaki “J” concept appears that the element of the bike mingles in variety as seen in animation. The futuristic and preposterous model is subtle. Read more
Both machines have beautifully smooth fuel mapping and a good throttle connection. However, the Yamaha does have a slight flat spot that can make itself apparent when pulling away in first gear. Unlike the Kawasaki, the Yamaha comes with three power modes that deliver the motor’s power in increasing levels of aggression. I preferred the STD (middle) mode, which was nice and smooth at small throttle openings.
Kawasaki Suspension kits
Suspension ride height adjuster kits contain new suspension links that replaces the stock (standard) links in multi-link and uni-track rear suspensions. Lust Racing ride height adjusters are made and developed for racing use. Replacing the links/tie-rods or "dog bones" provides the possibility to tune in the suspension.
Kawasaki suspension kits
Our Japanese contact says the bike sounds fantastic, with the factory even working hard on the static exhaust note, so that even at idle from start-up it sounds authentically beefy. Our Japanese contact says the spec will be top notch, and the ride torque-laden and engaging. It should have all the best of modern technology and reliability, but with the character of the original Z955/Z1. We can’t wait.
Accelerating hard on exit the Kawasaki stays on line and secure feeling. It really is an exceptional and intuitive handling motorcycle. I felt totally connected to it, and the absolute reliability and precision of the handling filled me with huge confidence, especially in the solid front-end. It was good enough I tended to carry fast corner entrance speeds even on unfamiliar roads.
After running through several tanks of gas on each bike, doing everything from highway commuting to stoplight-to-stoplight urban riding, from cruising the sweeping curves of wine country to chasing the breeze up an endless section of first- and second-gear switchbacks, the bikes’ personalities began to shine—flaws and all. What surprised me was my response to those personalities, like going on two (week-long) blind dates.
I guess if they called it an EX955 or something it might have a chance. But the majority of insurance cost is done in brackets based on type of bike. 8225 Ninja 8221 automatically lands the bike in the highest teir superbike bracket regardless of its displacement. For reference, I have two monsters. I pay almost identical rates for my 982cc bike as I do for my 1578cc bike. If I 8217 m not mistaken it 8217 s 15$ more for the 1155 but it 8217 s 2 years newer. So make and model factor into the equation far more than the displacement does.
We also carry an extensive range of accessories and aftermarket motorcycle parts to allow you to customise your vehicle to your taste, as we realise all motorcyclists are as individual as the bike they ride.
Braking is very similar on both of these machines I can’t fault, nor do I prefer, either one. Both brake systems have an unintimidating mild initial bite and good linear feel. If you want to stop harder, you apply more pressure—there are no surprises.
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