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In my worthless opinion: I think the two target groups are the younger adrenaline crowd (ZX10) and the older adrenaline crowd (N1K). The ZX10's purpose is clearly obvious, the N1K's not so much so. It's in a bit of no-man's land. Not all the way sportbike and not all the way sport-tourer. Again, in my worthless opinion, I think the ideal N1K owner is a seasoned hypersport rider who is tired of touring on his ZX10 but is nowhere near ready for an FJR1300, Connie 1400GTR or equivalent sport-tourer. I believe the market for ZX10s is small but also think the market for N1Ks might be smaller? They are in a niche market and I think more riders who buy N1Ks are making better choices than riders who think they want a ZX10.
I think you are right, but I’m glad to be in a position to own one of each. I ride all three of my bikes about equal miles a year, but the FJR gets as many miles even though I don’t ride it as often because I take a long trip on it every year.
 

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With a Yamaha tourer, a Honda supersport, and a Kawasaki in the middle, what about your 2020 1000SX do you like the most and like the least (or even dislike)?
What I like the least is that the ride by wire throttle, the clutch, and the shifter all feel too light and disconnected. They are harder to modulate because they have no feel to them. You get use to it, but it’s always there.

I also wish the power band was not so flat. It has great acceleration at any speed and in any gear. But I like Sport bikes (and cars) to keep pulling harder up near redline. The SX doesn’t really get you anything running it past 8,000 or so RPMs.

What I like the best is the nimble handling. I have great “technical” roads that I ride several times a week. The SX is stable when it needs to be, but is also simple to throw into tight corners and change your line mid turn If needed.

I want to stress that my dislikes are not enough to dampen my love for the bike. It’s a GREAT bike at what it’s designed for.
 

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It is most unfortunate that no one has come up with a way to fix the 2020+ N1Ks. I don't remember if you uncorked your previous N1K and a hate to sound like a broken record but with a full exhaust and the ECU flashed, it increases power throughout the entire powerband and they pull much harder (the way an open class almost sportbike should) all the way to the rev limiter. It'll never feel like your CBR but they do get a LOT better once you let them breathe.
My 2011 I put a full Akra on and PowerCommander. I was at 141 hp at the rear wheel.
 

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Clearly we need another local ride since I missed the last one. I'm yet to find a technical road that you don't have to go 110 MPH to have any fun here in Houston. I went to Yankee Tavern last weekend. It was fun, but hate the triple digit riding all the people in Houston want to do so they can lean a bike.
Well, local for me is the Twisted Sisters! I’m assuming you know that I’m not in Houston anymore.
 

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When did you move and how close to the twisties are you now?
I moved in February. I can do a 160 mile loop of the of the threes and be home around noon :). I run at least a couple of the threes 3-4 times a week.
 
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