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It will be comforting for the average working stiff on a budget to know that the ZX-14 will do 200 mph with only a few bolt-on parts.



Some of us thought we might have to cut into our beer budgets to be able to do 200 mph on the way home from the bar Friday night.
 

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Awesome.. good job Kawasaki!... That is the way you create engineering excellence by pushing the envelope.. i.e racing builds better street bikes... Certain American bike companies could learn from that. The modern Japanese sportbike is an engineering marvel and the safest bike for the street.
 

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If you are going to race kpaul you need to install it. i.e. you will need every advantage you can get the guy is good.
 

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It's so safe that some dumbasses can't even stop or swerve to miss a tree branch in the road. They hit it and fall down! Sounds safe to me. Doesn't matter what your super duper safe sportbike can do if you can't make it do it. I think you proved that.
 

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So you are talking trash before the race Ok like George Weasel Bush would say "Bring it on" :)
 

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"It's so safe that some dumbasses can't even stop or swerve to miss a tree branch in the road. They hit it and fall down!"



I would give you props for this, longride, but seriously, kpaul just makes it too damn easy. It's gotten to the point that I'm starting to feel sorry for him.
 

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Jesus Christ, is this your latest chew-toy now?



You will follow through on this just like you followed through on track school, biodiesel, and Chocolate Thunder.



You're a fundamentally unserious person, which is why, shockingly, that no one takes you seriously.



Except acecycleins, of course, who may be out getting his button eye sewn back on.
 

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No need for sympathy schizuki. I am postive longride would of hit it the branch too. Actually the Insurance guy who rides knows the road I was on said he understood how it could happen (shyt happens) . It is highly likely longweseal would have hit the branch head on (I thought that might be an option also) and flipped over the bike.. ala MotoGp style... I think the branch was a little to big to jump over or hit straight on...
 

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"Actually the Insurance guy who rides knows the road I was on said he understood how it could happen"



Was he ****ney, green, and riding a cute little miniature motorcycle?



"That branch is roight in th' road, innit? Notcha fauwt, luv. 'ave a biscuit, then."
 

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"Awesome.. good job Kawasaki!... That is the way you create engineering excellence by pushing the envelope.."



Because really, the 170-mph envelope was just too damn constricting.



Now for the next engineering masterpiece, how about a 600 that makes 150 horsepower at 21,000 rpm? Should be equally useful on the street.



Meanwhile, dumb ol' Harley continues to make old-tech bikes who only feature seems to be that people who ride them really seem to be enjoying it, and ride them a lot. Yawn, huh?
 

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Thrown Gauntlets....

Don't forget our mano-a-mano showdown at Laguna Seca after KPaul attends "Freddie's School"

-Sean
 

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Too bad the bike is so fugly. I had a ZX-11, never should have sold it. Hey Kawi- lose the Matrix Sentinel front end on the ZX-14 and the 1980's side panels. Check your museum for the '93 ZX-11 for what a good looking GT can look like.



Nice it went so freaking fast tho....
 
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