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29 Мар 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Kawasaki ZXR 400-Kawasaki отключены
Kawasaki ZXR 400

Imagine if you will that moment of realisation when you elearly overstepped the limits of own ability. You know the road, and you you’ve overdone it. The outcome of actions will be decided, for gmd or by forces quite outside control.

The first time happens on the ZXR400. there is a regrel that the horny new will be smashed to bits a moment’s empathy with the who sweated over the carbon-fibre thai you are about to grind dust, a split second’s. on, what’s happened?

While you mentally filling in your form the ZXR was making the most of vague input and getting you the bend faster and in better than you thought possible you are now approaching the next wiggly bit to repeat the experience. Splendid

The thing is. it just doesn’t the way you expect it to. I had expected a four-… of a KR-IS — fast and of taking you to new levels, but unforgiving and all too to throw you off. The ZXR is certainly but you can get away with more.

It’s rather like an in this respect — and racer-sharp, but happy to cope last minute instructions getting in a huff.

All this is just a first impression. At the of writing I’ve only had the for just over a week. In lime I’ve managed to up the best part of a thousand including quite a bit two-up, motorway and lots of back-lane due to being late for work

When we were dividing up the bikes I really wauled the but asked for the 4(K) instead. told me I’d soon get with racing around at revs, calming wild over the smallest bumps and up a huge bill at the osteopath due lo the position. I believed them, but care: I only wanted it so I do a bit of Superspori 400 racing on the side.

Now I’m glad I chose the of the family. Having ridden the which I found a huge the 4(H) was a revelation.

Gone is the suspension and slappy nature of the Japan-only models, to be replaced by damping and stable steering the only thing that it down slightly is (he rear which conies out of the crate too much preload (must see if 1 can an Ohlins or something).

1 he forks no compression damping adjustment but superbly with violent and bumps and it will steer no more than a clench of the bullock. This bike so fast it takes your away — pull on one bar and it leans lo the other side so that you think it will fall over, but il just in hard on the very sticky (‘yrox tyres (same as the and takes up its new set ready lor your ni( ve.

This manoeuvrability is more due to of weight than radical — you just don’t stupidh sleep angles on a this light. The most thing for me is the combination ol thai of steering with outstanding stability. Rupert castigated the ZXR lor its tendency lo produce frightening at the drop of a camber-change.

The new one doesn’t need a steering damper.

Kawasaki ZXR 400
Kawasaki ZXR 400

The position is less extreme before, too, and better the 750 — your weight is evenly between …, and feet, making it easy to all over the bike. Even the has a relatively easy time of it, for the absence of any kind of grab The most I have done so far is 250 in a day, and that was no more than a similar distance on 600s (ZZ-R excluded).

So much for the chassis, what that 16-valve screamer the 14,500rpm red-line?

Crack the anywhere under 8,000 and the response is the same: it doesn’t but it doesn’t go either. It’s best described by likening it to a child who has just chomped off of a proffered sandwich than he can handle: he can’t chew it, he swallow it whole and he can’t it out. All he can do is roll it around it reaches managable proportions and with it then.

Above the motor will swallow you force down its four but it is happiest when the needle is with the red bit and the wail of the carbon-fibre is approaching perfect pitch on C — it’s not outrageously thank God, but it is an addictive

It’s become a bit of a truism these small four-strokes a lot like two-strokes. This is, clearly, a load of old shoe-makers a KR-1S will bog,bog,bog, The ZXR gathers speed to itself in a less histrionic way, up quickly but gently, with of the abrupt manners of its two-…

Despite its love of the upper of the rev range, the motor is very to use in real life as well so long as you are realistic and don’t it to wheelie in top it is surprisingly flexible and pull top from under revs. That might not too impressive if you habitually ride a but in this context it’s short of amazing.

The only downside to the power is the gearbox, which is rather at low speed, a trait which can be by regular and pedantic chain This disappears as the revs but requires a positive left to avoid graunches in traffic. It may be this will improve as it further running-in.

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Kawasaki ZXR 400
Kawasaki ZXR 400
Kawasaki ZXR 400
Kawasaki ZXR 400
Kawasaki ZXR 400


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