Don't confuse your stupidity with a lack of information. Supersport traditionally means 600 and 750 bikes, but my guess is they are doing the 600 shootout.
Last time I checked, you weren't paying a dime for this FREE site, so shut your big mouth. These guys are doing the best they can on their budget, so they can't test every single bike that comes along. Want a ZX-12R test?
Kawasaki ZX12r test
by Rob Nance
It accelerates in a straight line as good as a Busa. It's ugly as sin. Did I mention it goes fast? Might be able to corner well, but nobody knows or cares since it's a straightline bike like the Busa.
Kawasaki pulled their test bikes after the Sport Rider comparo versus the Hayabusa and Blackbird. They released another ZX-12R that was broken in by Muzzy's. The downtime of having a test bike available would definitely hinder the chance of MO getting their hands on a 12R to test.
Not to mention Kawasaki doing a pull/recall on EVERY ZX-12R after one threw a pushrod(I think) in Germany while being tested.
As for the moron not knowing what a "supersport" bike is... get a clue. Yes, you should know. There's only about 4 years of supersport shootouts that you can go and look at without so much as moving your duff off that chair if you really want to know. These guys get enough flak about the reviews without all this crying over titles and whatnot. Some of you people need to get off the net and live life.
I am so sick of people whining, is why I was such a jerk to you. MO has been doing cruisers and tourers, because they have gotten a ton of feedback asking why all they test is sportbikes. Then the second they add some variety, people like yourself, start crying a river.
The ZX12r, no, I haven't ridden it, but isn't that the definition of all Kawasaki's? I have ridden the 6r and the 9r. The 6r, had zero feedback, sure, you could lean it over, but it was way to smooth. The bike could have dumped at any second, you wouldn't have known. Smooth is not good on a sportbike IMHO. The brakes were nothing short of horrid on the 6r also. I could clamp it down and touch the grip, and it still wasn't braking very hard. These are just my experiences with Kawasaki's.
If you asked politely your two questions, maybe you'd get polite responses. Act like a child, and get rude answers. Your attacks back at my character are nothing more than childish name calling. I am comfortable with my maturity level, are you with yours?
Actually, I do live a life off the web. That is why I don't recall that 600s are reffered to as supersports. people in possession of some fairly trivial piece of knowledge being condescending toward those not in the know are faintly pathetic. Why don't you learn something really worth boasting about, not just arcane titles like "supersport"?
also, thanks kman. I remember hearing that Kawasaki had pulled the test bikes. Maybe thats why all the magazines gave it such crap reviews. They were just pissed off. So much for professional objectivity.
Believe it or not, a large percentage of Japanese bikes made since oh, 1970 or so do indeed have pushrods. The thing is, they're usually used to actuate the clutch, in which case throwing a rod is just as bad as if it was actuating valves. Don't believe me? Trot on down to your local dealer and ask.
He probably meant piston rod. The odds of "throwing" a clutch throwout rod are very slim as there's very little stroke to them.
Re: the original thread.
MO is better than nothing, so whiners beware, there are obviously folks out there that are sensitive on the issue. If you complain about a free service that is your choice to entertain, then you'll get what you deserve. Keep the comments objective, like constructive criticism.
I have to admit though, some of the personal attacks are like the MO/Jerry Springer show...where's the bouncer?
HIP HIP HURRAY. supersport shootouts... coudn't be better I'll be here monday for sure waiting for it. Keep up the good work and please don't make the movies only with sky images (keep the front wheel down ))
Ummm, all supersport racing is for 600 cc bikes (except the ducati 748). its kinda like calling the busas/Birds hypersports bikes, and to anyone who has ever flipped on speedvision even, it is as descriptive of the bikes as saying liter bikes for an open class bike.
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