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  1. Strange as it may seem, I have been toying with the subject of replacing a v max and an r6. Guessing some street riding , and some track. I think the z1000, newer version could be good for doing both, but a little frustrating on the track. Having said that, I know one of the uk magazine groups did do a couple of races on one and seemed to enjoy it. The thought I came up with, was the triumph street triple. The handling is superb, comfortable on the street, lots of turn leverage, very sweet motor. All in all a great machine. Let me know what you think. This is working on the presumption that the naked aspect is important.
  2. My z1000 is a 2003, it hasn't been to the track. Mine I call my sanity bike, because when I started trying to crack on, it would turn into a bouncy castle and tell me to slow down. The newer ones are supposed to be very good though. Everything I have read about them seems to rate them around or slightly higher than the current speed triple. Given that I think that machine is really sweet, perhaps that tells you something. If it helps, I read an awful lot of material about current machinery. If you give me an idea of what kind of riding you want to do, I am happy to try to give some suggestions.
  3. Hi Spencer, I appreciate I am chiming in a little late. Hope the recovery is proceeding and you are still wanting to get back on the horse. My thought for was regarding training, if I read it right you were in London. If that is the case then I would suggest looking up your local iam ( institute of advanced motirists ) group or perhaps rospa ( royal society for the prevention of accidents) . It really isnt all chaps in flouro jackets, more like a group of enthusiasts combined with some of the best road training in the world. You could do bikesmart, but I think a full course may be the better option. It could help, not only with the road riding training aspect, but also with the post accident confidence factor , that I am sure we have all felt at one point or another. Let us know how you are doing.
  4. But which would you exclude, and why? I liked them all for various reasons, just curious as to the opinions of others
  5. scotchgit, being a Zed Head is complete okay and I wouldn't mind having the vast majority of the bikes you've had!
  6. Gpz 500 Zx 11 Zx 9 Triumph daytona t595 Ducati 996s ( still own ) Ktm duke ii Zzr 1200 Z1000 ( still own ) Zx 14 ( still own ) Hmm, there seems to be a Kawasaki theme here
  7. Jamie Whitam has the ultimate hang off style, I think Steve Hislop was one of the best, very fast, very smooth. For excitement though it would be hard to beat Chris the Stalker Walker or Nori Haga. Hagas rides on the old Yamaha were amazing, in the same year I think he got on the Yamaha 500 and grabbed a podium. In his early years on the world stage it was like nobody told him he couldn't win on those bikes, so he went out and rode the wheels off of them.
  8. Damned mobile, meant to offer up Yoda for Keith . It is the the white hair on top. A respectful poke if you will.
  9. I don't know the instructors well enough to comment much. However I feel that I would be remiss if I didn't offer up y
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