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Postby zx9 Nick » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:15 pm

Some stupid numbers...between 185-194 hp and 110-116 lbs of torque depending if you are reading the american or british magazines...the usa bikes usually make few hp less because of the tougher emissions regulations here...the most staggering number that i saw was that the zx 14 at 8000 rpm is making 70 more...yes 70 hp more than a 2011 zx 10...plus it will do 0-180 in 16 seconds stock...Bugati Veyron like numbers...it has about 20 hp more than the 2nd generation Haybusa
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Re: zx 14 r...hp numbers

Postby zx9 Nick » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:22 pm

after i have ridden with Dan and his 14 and 2wheeler and his Haybusa...i am convinced that those bike can go as fast on a curvy road as any literbike or a 600...hell prolly none of us mere mortals can get everything out of those bikes even on the track...so more than likely my next bike will be a zx 14 or a 2nd generation Haybusa
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Re: zx 14 r...hp numbers

Postby IGpoobah » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:28 pm

I'm leaning more towards a Ninja 250 myself.
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Re: zx 14 r...hp numbers

Postby irun123arkansas » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:31 pm

zx-11 here!
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Re: zx 14 r...hp numbers

Postby irun123arkansas » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:31 pm

on the bottle though. :cheers
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Re: zx 14 r...hp numbers

Postby 2Wheeler » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:43 pm

The new 14 is a beast. Routine maintenance is MUCH easier with the Busa. Either bike would be a great ride for you Nick.
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Re: zx 14 r...hp numbers

Postby Shelby » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:10 pm

I was thinking today that I'm about to get old enough to a liter bike myself.

I know there are riders that can get performance out of bikes with the longer wheel base but they'll never achieve the ease of cornering performance / tip in that a liter or 600 will have because of length. Not saying that it wouldn't be fun to ride but there's a reason Dan gave up his 14 and returned to a liter. You don't see 14's or Busa's running road courses in the races because those were specifically designed for drag tracks and straight lines.
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Re: zx 14 r...hp numbers

Postby Logan » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:27 pm

For normal street riding the 14 or busa are great rides, but when the speeds really pick up a 600 or liter bike will run away from either of them given equal riders. However, I now ride the vstrom on the streets 95% of the time and play with the liter bike at the track 95% of the time. I run pilot roads on the street with both the gsxr and the vstrom, so for my current street riding style either a busa or a 14 would be an excellent choice.
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Re: zx 14 r...hp numbers

Postby rockerphotographer » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:38 am

IGpoobah wrote:I'm leaning more towards a Ninja 250 myself.


I tried to convince Nick to a 250 but he laughed at me.....dunno why
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Re: zx 14 r...hp numbers

Postby Dan » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:53 am

True Shelby. It took effort in the tights to make it work, the weight could be felt . Your rear would break loose a lot taking a tight one in 2nd at about 5K then past apex go full throttle those things never really bothered me though. I would look at my front tire with the sides chewed to heck ( it was rough on front and rear tires ) and worried about a low side so I decided to go to a lighter bike, the CBR.
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IMO for the money ( which all bikes are priced too high now ) the 14 and Busa are the perfect bikes. On the 14 get rid of the water heaters with the cat inside, get slip ons and maybe a Power Commander to even out the K&N with the slip on's and I'll play with any bike around.
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Re: zx 14 r...hp numbers

Postby 2Wheeler » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:02 pm

Yes a good 600 or 1000 is a better track bike than the 14 or Busa. On the street its a different situation. A 600 has to have it's motor spinning above 10,000 to get out of it's own way. A 1000 not so much. You can come out of any corner on the 14 or the Busa in the wrong gear (to high) and it wont matter. Just twist the throttle and either bike will blast out of the corner. Want to ride ALL day? You can have the 600 or liter bike. I'm 57, I'll take my Busa anywhere, anytime over any 600 and 1000 for the way I ride. On the street I can usually keep pace pretty good. After all the street is not the race track. I agree with Dan. For the money, the 14 and the Busa are nearly perfect for the street.
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Re: zx 14 r...hp numbers

Postby zx9 Nick » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:46 pm

i agree with you 100 % Danny
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Re: zx 14 r...hp numbers

Postby IGpoobah » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:55 pm

2Wheeler wrote: A 600 has to have it's motor spinning above 10,000 to get out of it's own way.



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Re: zx 14 r...hp numbers

Postby Logan » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:30 am

In days of old, when on the streets I was bold, in an 11-mile stretch of road. I often left 14s and busas like they were running molasses in the cold. :vroom On 11 miles of road, I would pass them, get to the end, and have a smoke before they poked their lights through the trees.


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Nevertheless, the facts are simple, on the track or on the streets, if the speeds pick up to levels I have often seen or in past been a part of, the busa and or kawi 14 cannot and will not be even close to a rider on a 600 or 1000 in the curves. I have ridden both, and neither pulled much harder than my 07 gsxr 1000, and the 20-30 mph minimum speed difference in corners quickly adds up to minutes in runs as short as 11 miles. I have ridden a busa hard enough to push the front end, and it does so much sooner than my gsxr 1k. Remember I am only saying 600’s and 1000’s are only the better choice if curves are all that is ridden and the speeds are really up there.

Now granted as I posted earlier, riding normal speeds, and or distance riding makes either the busa or the kawi better and exceptional bikes.
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Re: zx 14 r...hp numbers

Postby smileyman » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:36 am

I want a Suz 750. Really. Not enough to trade away the 1125, but as a stable mate.
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