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Kawasaki 1400s


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I should get mine this week, dealer just called that the speedometer is in miles so i ll have to ride with it until they get the kilometer one.

 

care to share how much u bot it OTR?

 

and wats the road tax and insurance like?

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I should get mine this week, dealer just called that the speedometer is in miles so i ll have to ride with it until they get the kilometer one.

 

care to share which dealer this is?

 

I hear its sold out till maybe july shipment.

Next nearest sold out shipment arrives only next mth.

Most people go through life following the crowd.

 

Others think for themselves.

 

They go their own way.

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I got it from Loois motor, but I have to say that for a bike this expensive that you would get some attention or customer service, i got none!

So, I am already not keen on servicing my bike there.

 

Having said that, I ordered the bike early April so count 6 to 8 weeks for delivery, i am tired of calling them to find out when the bike will be ready so, i ll just wait.

 

Last night I got a call, and they told me that the speedometer was in miles, after telling them countless time early April that I did not want that to happen, it still did...do you think they care, nooooooooo.

 

Finally, OTR is 29.5 K

If you ride a GTR or ZZR 1400 we want to hear from you at www.kawa1400.blogspot.com

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Oh, so till today, you have not even seen your bike in the shop?

 

Well, I guess most of the bike shops operate this way, take it or leave it attitude as there is always someone else out there who is willing to make the purchase.

 

May i ask who did you deal with?

Did you pay any deposits when you ordered the bike?

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Others think for themselves.

 

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I dealt directly with Mr. Lee, the general manager.

I put 1000 SGD down to secure the bike.

 

I just picked it up this evening, i am like a little kid!!

 

Pretty impressive and intimidating machine once you sit on it, but it handles so well, cornering far easier than one would think.

 

The main thing i noticed is the amount of torque at low RPM, pretty amazing.

Anyway, just the beginning, i ll post later after the engine break in.

If you ride a GTR or ZZR 1400 we want to hear from you at www.kawa1400.blogspot.com

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Dude congrats!

Were there any other concours siting around in the showroom?

very keen to take a look at one in person after reading so many reviews.

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They go their own way.

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great! will pop over once Im free.

 

how do u find the bike so far?

 

with the panniers,is the bike too wide to make riding between cars difficult?

 

did u get the grey or the black?

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got the bike on wednesday and last night a lorry backed into it, luckily i was across the street, I screamed so loud that he heard me and stoped.

 

But a bit too late, the bike was on the side stand with the locked handle bar, so he dragged the bike for 50 cm and then stoped when he heard me.

Believe it or not the bike did not fall, how stable is that!!! but the aligment was off, of course, the bike bulance brought it back to loois and they checked the fork alignment and fixed it this morning, asides from that no damage.

 

I was lucky in my despair, but I am sure that if i had not been there bike would have falled and maybe run over, after just one freaking day!!!! So pisssssssssssed.

 

At least the driver was in shock, probably I screamed too loud, but paid upfront for the bike bulance and the cab back home.

And he will pay for the repair, nonetheless now I am so frantic on where to park the damn bike.rrrrrrrrr

If you ride a GTR or ZZR 1400 we want to hear from you at www.kawa1400.blogspot.com

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count the blessings.

 

it would have been alot worst if u were not around to scream.

 

because if its size, parking is an issue, i dont expect anyone to just back into it!!

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Others think for themselves.

 

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Hi,frenchbiker,

How's the bike so far?engine breakin period must be over by now,

is the bike stable above 200km and what's ur top speed ever reach?

pls update us further...u got a good stuff man...

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Hi,frenchbiker,

How's the bike so far?engine breakin period must be over by now,

is the bike stable above 200km and what's ur top speed ever reach?

pls update us further...u got a good stuff man...

 

Hi Ramen,

 

No engine break in yet, I travel too much, i am close to 800km now but never pushed it more than 5000 rpm, soon i will be able to go to 6000 RPM until 1500km.

 

So far great handling, I am amazed at the stability of this heavy bike at slow speed or cornering, you could easily do 30 sec on the TP plank test!

I like the riding position not too aft, but comfortable.

 

The only problem i see is the wind screen even in the high position it is way too low, and creates turbulances, it is better in the low position.

But a touring higher screen ordering from Europe, will be probably on the expense list when i start touring around. Kawasaki probaly figured out to suck more money out of its owners...

 

For the rest, great bike to own.

If you ride a GTR or ZZR 1400 we want to hear from you at www.kawa1400.blogspot.com

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Hi frenchbiker,

 

What is the fuel consumption like for your Kawasaki GTR?

 

I have only done city riding, so far computer indicating 6.3l/100km but it goes down to 6.1 after riding on the expressway for 20 min or more.

 

I am sure in 6th gear which is an overdrive you can go below 6l per 100 km on highway touring as the RPM stays in the low 3000 at 130-140 km/h.

 

So for such a big engine i am more than satisfied with the fuel consumption.

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I have only done city riding, so far computer indicating 6.3l/100km but it goes down to 6.1 after riding on the expressway for 20 min or more.

 

I am sure in 6th gear which is an overdrive you can go below 6l per 100 km on highway touring as the RPM stays in the low 3000 at 130-140 km/h.

 

So for such a big engine i am more than satisfied with the fuel consumption.

 

frenchbiker > are you refering to your fuel calculations, or the indication on the instrument panel?

 

6.3Litres/100km translates to 15.8km/litre.

6Litres/100 KM translates to 16.6km/litre.

 

From my experience, based on my calculations during refueling, I get around 14km/litre in City riding, 15km/litre if I travel on expressways more often, and 16-18km/litre when I tour, depending on how fast I travel.

 

And the bike's display shows an average of 15.8km/litre nomather how I ride, even after I reset it. So its not very accurate. the 'real time' fuel consumption meter is somewhat more accurate, but I feel it doesn't refresh fast enough.

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frenchbiker > are you refering to your fuel calculations, or the indication on the instrument panel?

 

6.3Litres/100km translates to 15.8km/litre.

6Litres/100 KM translates to 16.6km/litre.

 

From my experience, based on my calculations during refueling, I get around 14km/litre in City riding, 15km/litre if I travel on expressways more often, and 16-18km/litre when I tour, depending on how fast I travel.

 

And the bike's display shows an average of 15.8km/litre nomather how I ride, even after I reset it. So its not very accurate. the 'real time' fuel consumption meter is somewhat more accurate, but I feel it doesn't refresh fast enough.

 

No i don't use the gauge i leave it on tire pressure, as you said it is not very accurate.

My last count was 300km for 19 liters so roughly 15.8 km to the liter.

 

But i have yet to break in the engine, so no more than 4000 rpm for the first 800km.

Consumption will be likely to be like yours when i start pushing it, nonetheless, i am still happy with it.

 

Are you also riding the same 1400 GTR?

If you ride a GTR or ZZR 1400 we want to hear from you at www.kawa1400.blogspot.com

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No i don't use the gauge i leave it on tire pressure, as you said it is not very accurate.

My last count was 300km for 19 liters so roughly 15.8 km to the liter.

 

But i have yet to break in the engine, so no more than 4000 rpm for the first 800km.

Consumption will be likely to be like yours when i start pushing it, nonetheless, i am still happy with it.

 

Are you also riding the same 1400 GTR?

 

No, I'm riding the ZZR1400, but with boxes so aerodynamic drag should be around the same.

 

Sometimes I wish I had the GTR engine though, I rarely rev above 6000rpms and thats where the GTR has more torque than the ZZR1400.

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Ordered but the colour im after is still not here unfortunately.......after 3mths.....

 

Did you ordere the silver color? If you did then yes, it is going to take a while as they have to get the bike from European shipping center, only black for this region if you go through the regular channel directly from the factory in Japan.

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Did you ordere the silver color? If you did then yes, it is going to take a while as they have to get the bike from European shipping center, only black for this region if you go through the regular channel directly from the factory in Japan.

 

Im after the black.

and unfortunately, the silver is currently available.

 

tough luck.

 

went to looi's yest. for a 2nd look.

great bike, excellant finish, except for the seat n material.

i find it way to soft for long distance touring.

do u have any issues on that so far?

Most people go through life following the crowd.

 

Others think for themselves.

 

They go their own way.

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Im after the black.

and unfortunately, the silver is currently available.

 

tough luck.

 

went to looi's yest. for a 2nd look.

great bike, excellant finish, except for the seat n material.

i find it way to soft for long distance touring.

do u have any issues on that so far?

 

in this case yes tough luck as for me it was black or wait... but that is the color i wanted.

 

Two issues on this bike and only on accessories, engine wise fantastic.

 

1. wind screen is too low even in high position, turbulences at the head level if you don't duck.

 

2. the seats, not only not confortable but also it looks so cheap, i order one custom made from the USA with a small back rest.

 

Other than that, i enjoy riding it.

Let me know when you get it, we can go for a ride.

If you ride a GTR or ZZR 1400 we want to hear from you at www.kawa1400.blogspot.com

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in this case yes tough luck as for me it was black or wait... but that is the color i wanted.

 

Two issues on this bike and only on accessories, engine wise fantastic.

 

1. wind screen is too low even in high position, turbulences at the head level if you don't duck.

 

2. the seats, not only not confortable but also it looks so cheap, i order one custom made from the USA with a small back rest.

 

Other than that, i enjoy riding it.

Let me know when you get it, we can go for a ride.

 

 

which seat co. from the USA did u order yours from?

yea, it looks like it came from the $2 shop.

 

i agree, the screen even in the highest setting is still low.

but im sure givi or other 3rd parties will come up with taller screens in no time.

 

not sure when the next black baby arrives.

right now, he claims aug......but when aug comes......

Most people go through life following the crowd.

 

Others think for themselves.

 

They go their own way.

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