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I will be buying one of these soon and was wondering if anyone has ridden both. my dealership wont let anyone testride so i dont know which one i will like better. They are both awsome looking bikes but i just cant decide. I do alot of riding on the street and also do trackdays. please give opinions if you have ridden these bikes
 

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I would take the zx10 in orange.

I know it's not happening to all the r1's but you do hear of the engine blowing and with my luck the engine would blow up on me.
 

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I'd be hesitant to pick up a ZX-10 on it's first production year. I haven't ridden either, but the local Kawasaki dealership here has had a couple of transmission problems with the ZX-10. As far as looks go, the R-1 has me sold, I just don't want/need an uderseat exhaust.

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the R1 is SO much sexier
 

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i just wish i could have either of them
 

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bdavis24 said:
i just wish i could have either of them
i wish i could have that girl in your avatar
 

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i wish i could have that girl in your avatar
Bastard, ya beat me to it! I was about to say I'll trade my 10 for the chick for one night.

As for which one to get, I say the 10R. But of course I'm a little biased.

BTW, I have yet to hear about any 10R having tranny issues, besides the pre-production units.
 

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It's only a matter of time before I hear it about that avatar! :( It has to be work safe even if it's sweet as hell.
 

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I'd take the R1.

As has already been said, I really wouldn't want to get anything (car, bike, boat, plane...whatever) when it's in it's first production year.
 

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They're both serious overkill. I'd buy a more suitable track bike and a year's worth of track time.
 

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man, what a tough decision.
On looks, the R1 looks better i think. but i feel like the performance is a little better all around with the 10R since you were saying that you want to use it for dual purposes. I dont understand all the worry about 1st production year. This bike is made inline with the other successful bikes of kawasaki, i.e. 6r. Besides, thats what warranties are for.
 

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R1-looks, smoother engine and tranny from what I have read in bike Mags.

The stock zx10 exhaust is very ghetto looking. Its the finish of the can that looks super cheap. Hope I make sense.
 

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Aguy here has an 03R1 and after a pipe and filter, he is only at 133 rwhp. The ZX10 will have much more power.
 

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They're both serious overkill. I'd buy a more suitable track bike and a year's worth of track time.

I like both track riding and street riding. I have had an R1 for three years and love the power of a liter bike. I dont want to go back to a 600. And i am doing trackdays so that isnt the issue. thanks
 
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