Heck with pics, check out the vids!!!!!The ZX-10 was an awesome looking bike. The 08 is getting on my nerves everytime I see it.
I'm with you on that, Stefano. The ZX-10 had one of the nicest, cleanest "rear ends" of all and Kawi had to go jackin' with it.To each their own.
Personally I HATE the styling of the front-end of the new ZX-10R... the way the headlights are designed looks like the thing is cross-eyed!!!
I also really don't like all the new pipes that are coming out stock on the new litre bikes... I know they are bulkier because of emissions regulations but they just look **** ugly.
About the only thing I DO like on the new ZX-10 is the short, high rear-end. Probably not very comfortable for a passenger... but with that kind of power they'd have trouble hanging on anyway :biggrin:
No doubt, xeon.Looks are kind of a secondary thing for me, there are some really new design features on the new 10R that sound interesting. The traction control seems like a cool feature in addition to the new frame, etc. It reads like it would be a nice bike if you're in the liter bike market.
I'm opening up a whole new can of worms here... but this feature divides the "purists" from the "technologists".The traction control seems like a cool feature in addition to the new frame, etc.
Actually the TC seems like a pretty nice feature. In a nutshell as I understand the system, it sits around waiting for a sudden jump in RPMs. It is smart enough not to activate in all but midrange riding areas. This is as opposed to TC in many cars that operate across the spectrum. I know what you speak of in terms of turning off the TC, my wife has a car that every once in a while I'll turn the TC off in. Otherwise you can hardly spin the back tires... I digress.I'm opening up a whole new can of worms here... but this feature divides the "purists" from the "technologists".
Personally I would NEVER ride a bike... or drive a car, with traction control. When I drive/ride I approach it as a CHALLENGE and I don't like the idea of a computer rectifying my mistakes/maximising my skills. That's my job.
Maybe in a car I would keep traction control on in every day driving for emergency situations. But anytime I would want to have fun I would switch it off (as I used to do in my dad's Beemer all the time :biggrin
Since I always ride to have fun... any TC switch on my bike would pick up a hell of a lot of dust :biggrin:
I'm a function guy, ervins -although in this day and age there's no reason we can't have both.If looks is secondary I would hate to see what you guys buy, date, are married too, wear, etc...I can't go out looking 2nd class.
Stefano my poll meister...Get a poll going for looks or function.