Concourse 14

Steve Northrop blackgpz at
Mon Mar 12 15:27:09 PDT 2007

I wonder if they're having trouble with the variable valve timing in the 
engine. They're supposed to be using a system similar to Toyota's VVTi, 
putting a servo on the end of the intake cam, letting the ECU advance or 
retard it. If they get it right, it will be the only motorcycle with this 
type system on it and will be vastly superior to Honda VTEC for 
driveability, mileage and emissions. Kaw had a nice Bike Week, winning 
Supersport, Supercross and the 200!

Steve in Western NY
'96 GPZ1100
'02 Daytona 955i
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <scapco at>
To: "Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion" <gpzlist at>
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2007 3:55 PM
Subject: Re: Concourse 14

> If what my local dealer told me is true about it being
> delayed until late summer/early fall, it will be almost a
> year after it was first shown to the dealers.  I would
> venture to guess they were hoping to hype it over the
> winter at these shows but something has gone wrong and the
> bike is having serious problems.  It would be problematic
> at best to hype something they can't deliver.  I'll bet
> their marketing dept jumped the gun and now they are rather
> embarrassed.
> Charles S.  Damn I like spring!
> {SNIP}
>>By comparison Victory had TWO of their pre-production land
>>yacht pseudo Gold Wings available for full sit on
>>inspection at the Minneapolis show and there was a million
>>people around them.  How much good will and anticipation
>>do you think they created by doing that?
>> Art in DM
>>Rob Schwartz wrote:
>>In Mama Kaw's defense, the US market is historically VERY
>>intolerant of first model-year "glitches."

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