Hey guys got rid of z1000 in favor of the triple and just thought Id share my impressions. First the zed is faster on top hands down. Throughout the low to middle the s3 is way gruntier though. I had to put a full akra system on my zed to give it a shot in the arm down low. Helped alot though. Second the triple is far more sure footed than the zed. The budget suspension on the kawi is almost unforgivable. Brakes on the zed Id say are better but the brake issue has kinda been beat to death. They both do thugery real well though. Im not sure if thats a word. The seat on the zed is terrible too. The kawi is cheap though and all those things can be fixed. It also looks the business. The triumph grabs me though. I cant explain it but I will never go back. Id like to know what the z1000 owners on here think.