2002 Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager XII from United States of America
If only the idiots at Kawasaki hadn't given up
Radio fuses, carburetor problems due to that d## alcohol fuel gum.
Stiffened front forks, very little else not normal upkeep.
Finally caught the oil drain plug on an obstruction and ripped the filter housing out of the bike. Obvious design flaw that I was never smart enough to put a skid plate over. I really hate myself for that.
Rides great in any circumstance as long as you don't pretend it's a crotch rocket. Decent fuel mileage. Low center of gravity, anyone who calls this top heavy has never ridden any of the other baggers.
I destroyed the motor in my current 02, entirely my fault even though it's a design flaw, I saw it, never got around to putting a skid plate on. I've been shopping all over the map for a newer bike, cause they stop building these in 02, the idiots. It's the best one of all the ones I've ever owned, but there ain't no more. I've looked at every bagger still built, they are all too tall for a short guy, me. They are all called top heavy by the people who own them, I hate that. They all seem to come from the shop with built in flaws. I never owned a BMW, and after looking at the reliability ratings, I'm not going to. Worse than a Harley? How can anything be worse than a Harley? I've come to the conclusion I'm going to put a motor in my 02 and ride on. I hate the thought, it's a horrible job, but I can't find anything I consider a reliable option. Just my opinion, after 55 years of riding.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th August, 2020