My previous bike was a ZZR1200. My good friend wrecked it and I replaced it with a Blackbird. The Blackbird is a better motorcycle. Smoother, better seat, fuel injection with no flat spots, better riding position, better build quality, about the same power. I would never consider going back to the ZZR after having my Blakbird. Unfortunately, they are no longer marketed in the USA. Rumor has it that a replacement will come.