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    Quote Originally Posted by ledwrist View Post
    They are getting some customs shops to work on them already.

    http://www.bikeexif.com/kawasaki-z900rs-custom-project

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    The black and silver one is gorgeous. Might consider picking one up if they supercharge it.

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    I Like the styling but the frame looks totally dated. I think they could have done better but I imagine they are going after the folks that had one of the originals or grew up wanting one. That said most people of that age would not need top notch suspension. I just remember the bikes of those days gone by wobbling like crazy.
    With a modern frame painted to blend in and a 130+ HP I would consider it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ledwrist View Post
    I would consider buying a supercharged version.
    I would consider buying a nuclear powered version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxredline View Post
    That said most people of that age would not need top notch suspension.
    No we can outride these young whipper-snappers on any old piece of crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    I would consider buying a nuclear powered version.
    I would also consider a Warp Drive version if it came with a lifetime supply dilithium crystals.

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    I was out shopping for a new jacket today and saw one in the flesh, I like it a lot, apart from the front mudguard mount. Fit and finish is superb.
    Incidentally the dealership is Yamaha/Kawasaki and I was looking at the Yamahas in the showroom, how shit is Yamaha quality nowadays? Poor fit and finish to say the least, everything looked half baked with some parts looking like an afterthought, the new MT10 in the showroom had graphics applied over the matte paint without any lacquer over the top and they were already starting to peel at the corners just from people sitting on it. All of their bikes looked cheap and built down to a price.
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    I think the z900 is very neat and very well styled. People are raving about them but I think the market is still limited to older guys that want a bike that doesn't look like an alien and younger hipsters. Kawasaki has a way with the retro styled bikes. I sold my ZRX to buy my dorsoduro. Probably the only 22 year old with a ZRX. Nobody knew what the hell it was. She was beastly and handled pretty well.


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    How do you like the Dorsoduro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRFan1 View Post
    How do you like the Dorsoduro?
    I love it! Had it about 2 years, about to finally get an exhaust this winter, definitely much faster in the twisties although i wish it was 40 lbs lighter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ametts21 View Post
    I love it! Had it about 2 years, about to finally get an exhaust this winter, definitely much faster in the twisties although i wish it was 40 lbs lighter

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    Nice! I like the looks of them quite a bit and the 900 seems to be a great bike for the price!

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    I like it but.........why not fit twin shocks on the rear and what's with that awful front mudguard (sorry US friends, front fender) bracket? I think the original fender design is much more classy.
    40 odd powered two wheelers over 40 odd years. Currently in the garage are a 2016 Tuono V1100RR and a '79 Honda CB550F

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolonthecoast View Post
    I like it but.........why not fit twin shocks on the rear and what's with that awful front mudguard (sorry US friends, front fender) bracket? I think the original fender design is much more classy.
    They have to protect the fork legs from stone chips, I do agree they could have done it better tho
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    I see your point, but therein lies another mystery. Why put USD forks on a retro styled bike?
    40 odd powered two wheelers over 40 odd years. Currently in the garage are a 2016 Tuono V1100RR and a '79 Honda CB550F

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolonthecoast View Post
    I see your point, but therein lies another mystery. Why put USD forks on a retro styled bike?
    Probably cost, it's essentially a z900 in a frock, it's not a retro bike, it's a retro styled bike, modern go and whoah with retro styling.
    I couldn't see the market being big enough for them to design a full on retro bike which sacrifices performance for the faithful reproduction of an outdated machine, if you want that go and buy an original.
    Personally I think they got the balance right..........
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