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I'm curious how this bike would fare in a real, ful test. Most magazine and websites will either ignor the bike, or give a quick write up, devoide of any real information. Then these same publications wonder why the market is rich with impractical, one dimensional bike that are "obsolete" every 2 years. If a manufacturer does make a b8ike, like the Bandit, there is little reward. Buyer and publications forget that most of us are on a budget AND mostt of us ride only on the street.
 

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It has not been tested here because it is not a Cruiser over 1000cc or a sportbike that has 130 Hp @ 15K RPM and weighs under 400lbs.



Our present market (...and society) is all about EXTREMES. Extreme bling, extreme fast, exteme chopper or even extreme practical (the ugly BMW 1200GS) The mainsteam press refuses to focus on entry level or practical bikes that are popular in Europe. People don't even know practical bikes exist...most beginners start out on a Sportster or CBR600!



Practical bikes, like my ZRX1200R or the New Bandit get left behind (If the engine in the Bandit was a detuned Hayabusa engine, then magazines would make it a project bike for 9 second quarter mile times). All the editors can say is "they are too heavy, too slow and don't lap the track fast enough". That is why the motorcycle boom of the 1970s eventually died and with it, the broad acceptability and appeal of motorcycling and motorcyclists. Motorcycles have become lifestyle statements and are no longer about the ride itself. Riders are divided into various groups: stunters, Harley lifestyle dudes, roadracer wanabees. Divided we fall...
 
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