I like Kawis but the Z1000 isn't my my thing. If you like it thats all that matters. If I was going the Z1K route I would have gotten the 07 version with the 04 based ZX10 motor in it vs the 953cc ZX9 based motor version. But there are some stonkin deals out there on the previous gen Z. Leftovers can be had for $6k or less.
Either way pony up for exhaust both versions require the removal of stock pipes to avoid humiliation.
I sold my Z1000 to buy my speedy. No way I would ever go back to the Z. To me the S3 is hands down a better bike. The suspension is far and away better on the S3. No bad vibes on the S3 either. Top end might be a bit lacking compared to the Z, but I think its just more noticeable on the Z as it has no power under 7,000 rpm. Where as the Speedy is constantly pulling from 3,000 to redline.
I though the Z looked cool though. Esp after getting some aftermarket slip ons for it. But I love my S3.
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