Replacement for GPz

David Beard davidebeard at
Tue Oct 23 05:47:16 PDT 2007

No offense to Don, but I concur with Mr. Daniels' impressions of the 
ZZR. It did seem to have a little more torque but the ride felt harsh 
and buzzy to me. There didn't seem to be any real noticeable difference 
in power between the GPZ and the ZZR other than the afore-mentioned 
slight increase in torque. After riding the ZZR for a few hours, it felt 
good to get back on the GPZ. Much smoother ride and more than enough 
power to keep up, though the ZZR's suspension was better set up for the 
corners. Just my 2 cents.

Dave B

Dave Daniels wrote:
> Ok, maybe it was an unfair assessment based on the fact that I was following Mr. French (on his machine) and not really....really getting on it. Sorry Don, didn't mean to give your ride a bad rep.
> 1KPerDay <1kperday at> wrote:  *thud* 8-0
> the GPz has about 110ish hp and high 60s tq stock, the ZZR has
> 145ish... and mid-to high 80s in torque. When I ride the GPz
> exclusively I think, "this bike is fast!" but then I get on the Zed
> and go "HOOoooooleeeee cowwwwwww!"
> The ZZR revs much quicker also, which makes it feel even quicker. And
> it doesn't sign off at about 9K like the GPz... it gets stronger all
> the way to redline. At sea level it's scary fast... up here at 5K feet
> it's just about enough unless you carry a passenger. LOL
> The GPz is smoother, though, and runs cooler and handles better, at
> least miine does. And is easier to work on. And lighter.
> On 10/22/07, Dave Daniels wrote:
>> Honestly, I couldn't tell a lot of power difference between the ZZR and my
>> GPZ when I rode one this past August. Nice bike and all, but not really a
>> significant power increase.

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