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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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Should I buy a zx11 94?

Hi, I am considering buying a 94 zx11 now. I've been riding for about 6 months, and I already had two bikes: first is honda shadow 750, second is suzuki sv1000. The shadow is really easy to ride, but I find it not powerful enough, while for the SV1000, I need to handle it with extra care, cause it pulls so much when start. I've been reading some reviews mentioning sv1000 v twins are harder to handle than most 4 cylinders, because v twin has more torque which made the start and turn hard to handle. also, sv1000 is not good at low rpm cruising, meaning 1st gear starting without giving enough gas can stop the engine.

Should I change the sv1000 to zx11? Will it be easier to handle?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 04:48 AM
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If you have problem handling a SV1000, I would not suggest to get a ZX11. Instead, get a smaller bike and get used to handling it correctly.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 05:14 AM
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The SV 1000 is just a motorcycle, not a bomb on wheels. Like any other machine, it may have it's quirks, but rumors of being difficult to ride are poppycock.

Any powerful motorcycle is like a big-bore pistol: if you don't point it at your head and pull the trigger, it won't blow your brains out.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by maxd3ros View Post
Will it be easier to handle?
Don't think so; It'll probably be a whole lot heavier that's for sure.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 05:08 PM
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Should you trade in a suzy for ZX11....? I would say that is a solid hell yea every time. Just like anything, treat it with respect, a lot, especially in the beginning...and as you get used to it, treat it with way more respect...there ain't nothing like a big kawasaki...nothing. Usually the fastest things around. But they will, given the opportunity and any lapse in judgment, turn you inside out. Sort of like a chainsaw...if you get arrogant and disrespect it, it will bite. But otherwise, greatest toy ever made. So, yes, I would swap in a heartbeat.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 06:38 PM
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Yes I agree, I have a ZX9 and it still will make the sphincter pucker when you goof up or show off. You think your're all that and your bike will tell you in rather quickly you're not.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 07:38 PM
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I think the power delivery of the Zx11 will be more linear and friendly, but you should add to the equation the extra weight.
Yes, I would change the SV1000 for a good Zx11 (D model preferably).
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-18-2017, 07:03 AM
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ZX-11 is one of the best bikes on the planet in my opinion. I have had several. Fast, comfortable, reliable, good looking with integrated turn signals. It really does it all. Just respect the power, it's much faster than most people realize and it is heavy. Handles well once you are used to it but could get you into trouble if you don't have much experience.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-18-2017, 09:07 PM
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Me thinks this is just another spam post full of horse manure, but I've been drinking TnT's, so who knows......
also, sv1000 is not good at low rpm cruising, meaning 1st gear starting without giving enough gas can stop the engine.
Is some kind of "torque ratio" question? wtf?

also just needed a reason to use this "advanced feature" :) .... burn me if I'm out of line... but it just feels like "This Forum is dead" trolling

Max, tell me I'm full of shit.....

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 11:23 AM
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Ha Ha Ha!

I ride an overly large and needlessly powerful motorcycle. Just starting it makes a polar bear die.
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