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Well after many changes of mind I've finally made my mind up and ordered a new bike. The decision process went like this:

11 years of gixer 750s - great fun but no longer comfortable or toquey enough - getting too old and lazy for them.

TL1000R should be a torquey gixer - found out through magazines and forum it's not - handles questionably.

Can't live with busa styling.

Gixer thou is awesome and torquey compared to 750 but ergonomics are just as poor.

Oh no - I may have to buy something other than a Suzuki....

ZX9R and ZX12R recommended on this forum (no-one recommended both. In fact I caused some ZX9 vs ZX12 debates/arguments asking questions about them)

Didn't like front styling of ZX12 and handling reported as worse than busa, didn't like UK colour schemes of ZX9.

All looking lost when 2002 ZX12R pics first appear....handling improved.....snatchy throttle response improves.......front restyled.......mid-range improved.....hmmmmmm.

So yesterday I orderred a blue, 2002 ZX12R and I'll be holding my breath for the next 4 weeks that it's every bit as good as I think it should be.

Anyway thanks for the help over the last 8 months and I'll let you know what it's like in due course.

 

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Congratulations!!!
Probably the best decision (or at least one of the) you've ever made. I'm jealous /images/icons/wink.gif
I still have to wait a couple of years, but I've already made up my mind.
 

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I commend you on your decision!
Welcome over to Kawasaki! /images/icons/smile.gif
I'm sure you made the right choice.

I'm jealous /images/icons/wink.gif

 

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That is a beautiful looking bike...if only it was green.../images/icons/smile.gif

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You've gone from a tiny, uncomfortable bike with a lot of power, to a big, comfortable bike with crazy power... I think you'll like the change dispite the drop off in cutting edge handling you'll lose with the Gixxer. But the new 12R is said to have a lot better handling than the older Ninja (which, by the way, was still better than the Busa).

Enjoy.

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you will not believe the torque the 12 has on the highway when you want to pass someone! It's really great!

A nice choice I think! Have fun!



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That is a gorgeous bike! After you get it, you'll have to go back to the Suzuki forum and tell them how great it is even after riding gsxr's.

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