Good all-purpose low priced crowd pleaser, suited for the non-mechanically inclined
Nothing has gone wrong with it. Mine is the ZR7S model, 4-in-line, 738cc known as the Z750.
The 1000km routine recommended adjustments cost $310 Can-Dollars (70% labor), which I thought was expensive, but was reportedly normal. This included valve-shims and high labor due to a factory glued top gasket. However, future gaskets will be easier to fit, as no glue is used.
The worst feature is the design location of the battery. To remove the battery, one has to remove the seat, then the air intake/filter box.
The side covers on the bike are tricky to remount after removal, and the hardware is not durable.
An excellent all-purpose bike. About a 1" longer wheelbase than similar bikes and a somewhat softer suspension gives it a nice highway cruising ride. Cornering is OK, but I cannot seem to keep up with the 1200cc bikers.
High seat height means you should be 5'-10" tall or over, but this adds to thrill in cornering.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th February, 2005