Legendary bike with strong acceleration and reliability
Top-end was rebuilt in '08 due to the #3 piston rod failure.
Oil bypass system was installed to improve oil flow efficiency.
Since the repair, the bike has run smooth and strong. No problems.
Awesome bike. Incredible acceleration. It will be heavier in the corners, but still feels very planted and capable. Reliability of the Z engine is positive, much lower maintenance than a Ducati.
Riding position is comfortable, most like a sport touring versus the racer position of a sport bike. This bike will feel a bit heavy in parking lots and slow maneuvers, given the heft of the machine. I hope to have this a long time.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th May, 2009