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    Re: Any news or rumors on the 2024 Z900?
    Reply #30 on: Mar 27, 2023, 08.11 am
    Mar 27, 2023, 08.11 am
    *Originally Posted by 10m3guy [+]
    Most of us can only afford one bike so we tour on it (not long distances) and regarding the QS it is not really a matter of 100's of seconds it is a matter of fun and enjoyment.  It makes me wonder if the people saying they "don't want" these items or they are "useless" have ever had them on a bike.  I agree it would increase the costs of the bike and that is a good reason to offer these as dealer installed options to keep the costs down.  The discussion on this topic is surprisingly polarizing.  I didn't say I would not buy a bike without these options (as is pretty obvious because I have one) but someone on this thread said they would pull it off their bike.  Now that is a strong opinion.   

    All it proves is everyone's needs / wants are different and we all have different opinions. A healthy debate is a great way to learn new things and look at a subject from another's point of view. No-one appears to have got upset and certainly no-one has called anyone names nor (IMO) derided anyone. A good healthy, robust debate in my book.

    No I have never had a cruise control on my motorcycles, although if I keep the Z900 I may fit one in the future as I do tour on mine. I have never owned a bike with a quickshift although I have test ridden a Ninja 1000 with a QS and yes I tried it out. For the type of riding I do I could not see any benefit in it hence my opinion of them. As to it being fun I don't race nor do I pretend to race on public roads, I haven't done track days and therefore cannot see the fun in having something that when used can damage the gearbox. Yes I have read forum posts where fitting and using a QS has broken gearboxes.

    That is my 2c worth.

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    Re: Any news or rumors on the 2024 Z900?
    Reply #31 on: Mar 27, 2023, 01.46 pm
    Mar 27, 2023, 01.46 pm
    *Originally Posted by MaverickAus [+]
    All it proves is everyone's needs / wants are different and we all have different opinions. A healthy debate is a great way to learn new things and look at a subject from another's point of view. No-one appears to have got upset and certainly no-one has called anyone names nor (IMO) derided anyone. A good healthy, robust debate in my book.

    No I have never had a cruise control on my motorcycles, although if I keep the Z900 I may fit one in the future as I do tour on mine. I have never owned a bike with a quickshift although I have test ridden a Ninja 1000 with a QS and yes I tried it out. For the type of riding I do I could not see any benefit in it hence my opinion of them. As to it being fun I don't race nor do I pretend to race on public roads, I haven't done track days and therefore cannot see the fun in having something that when used can damage the gearbox. Yes I have read forum posts where fitting and using a QS has broken gearboxes.

    That is my 2c worth.

    I 100% agree.  Good healthy debate.
    I plan to install a Kaoko to serve as a cruise (they are expensive but really nice hardware) and I plan to enjoy the bike as is and NOT install any type of quick-shifter.


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    Re: Any news or rumors on the 2024 Z900?
    Reply #32 on: Mar 27, 2023, 03.43 pm
    Mar 27, 2023, 03.43 pm
    The only time I wish I had some sort of throttle lock is when I rode my bike cross country. On long stretches if my hands got cold I could reach down and place them on the engine block to warm up.
    The left hand was no problem but the right was. Id have to pull the clutch in on a long downhill to glide on the highway to warm my right hand.

    My car has cruise control and I never use it.

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    Re: Any news or rumors on the 2024 Z900?
    Reply #33 on: Mar 27, 2023, 06.10 pm
    Mar 27, 2023, 06.10 pm
    *Originally Posted by MaverickAus [+]

    You got my attention on this.   But $150??   :745:  I wonder if there's a cheaper alternative.... besides using my thumb!  :008:

    I'm liking how my thread morphed, lol.   It's clear that everyone's needs are different.  Imagine Kawasaki trying to decide what to add or do next that will make the masses happy, please the shareholders and keep the Z fresh and relevant to the competition!   :087:
    Last Edit: Mar 27, 2023, 06.13 pm by broderp

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    Re: Any news or rumors on the 2024 Z900?
    Reply #34 on: Mar 27, 2023, 06.32 pm
    Mar 27, 2023, 06.32 pm
    There are some cheaper alternatives.  Do a web search.
    I have used Throttlemeister and Kaoko in the past. 
    Throttlemeister is a very high quality piece but they went out of business a few years ago.
    Kaoko is not quite as nice as the Throttlemeister but actually is easier to use.
    You might be able to find both of these used for under $100.

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    Re: Any news or rumors on the 2024 Z900?
    Reply #35 on: Mar 27, 2023, 09.29 pm
    Mar 27, 2023, 09.29 pm
    I've had a GoCruise throttle lock that is like $30 on Amazon for a couple years.  It's decent, but it can be a hassle to get the friction right.

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    Re: Any news or rumors on the 2024 Z900?
    Reply #36 on: Mar 27, 2023, 10.58 pm
    Mar 27, 2023, 10.58 pm
    *Originally Posted by broderp [+]
    You got my attention on this.   But $150??   :745:  I wonder if there's a cheaper alternative.... besides using my thumb!  :008:

    I'm liking how my thread morphed, lol.   It's clear that everyone's needs are different.  Imagine Kawasaki trying to decide what to add or do next that will make the masses happy, please the shareholders and keep the Z fresh and relevant to the competition!   :087:

    Yea.... dealing with the public is like herding squirrels.   I'm sure they have some kind of market research but there is a thriving aftermarket industry for a reason.   

    Personally, I already have the bike I want.    My 2017 is perfect, with no ABS, no drive modes, no QS, no nothing that isn't needed.     These are great bikes and people are always going to want different options but the underlying bones of it, are already pretty sweet.   

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    Re: Any news or rumors on the 2024 Z900?
    Reply #37 on: Mar 29, 2023, 12.42 am
    Mar 29, 2023, 12.42 am
    I bought a 2019 last November cause I just wanted the ABS but didn't want the rider modes or the TFT (believe it or not). Plus, the insurance was A LOT less expensive. In my opinion, the bike is a really good value and will fulfill the needs of the vast majority of buyers. If it had better (whatever that means) brakes and suspension, I'm not sure I'd even notice given the mellow riding that I do.

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    Re: Any news or rumors on the 2024 Z900?
    Reply #38 on: Mar 29, 2023, 08.03 pm
    Mar 29, 2023, 08.03 pm
    I was gonna buy gsxs1000 which has quick shift and cruz but it was over12k out the door then I bought my 22z off a web picture and I have never been happier with my purchase.all these things on the bike would be nice but how many of you would pay 12k for it and let's face it the motor is this bike best feature!

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    Re: Any news or rumors on the 2024 Z900?
    Reply #39 on: Mar 29, 2023, 08.44 pm
    Mar 29, 2023, 08.44 pm
    *Originally Posted by Butterbean [+]
    I was gonna buy gsxs1000 which has quick shift and cruz but it was over12k out the door then I bought my 22z off a web picture and I have never been happier with my purchase.all these things on the bike would be nice but how many of you would pay 12k for it and let's face it the motor is this bike best feature!

    I paid 13.5k  for my Z900 with performance package... without quick shifter. Now afterwards I think it's a pretty bad deal since all the competition has more technology on it (I love the bike don't think otherwise!!)
    Even cheaper bikes like Honda CB750 Hornet have it now.