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Kawasaki Z900RS
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the_undecider Offline
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Post: #191
RE: Kawasaki Z900RS
(01-03-2018 08:15 PM)The ferret Wrote:  So a lot like the CB 1100. Was wondering if young guys were going to dig it cause it looked old but had modern underpinnings, or if it was just going to be attractive to 45-60 guys that might remember the Z-1 and want to relive that.

Yes to both, but the millennials generally won't be able to afford it. As a dealership finance manager, I am blown away by the number of 20 somethings who have atrocious credit. I started building credit at 18, financed a truck at 24, a motorcycle at 25, and a house at 26. I am blessed to make a decent living and can buy pretty much any bike I want (maybe not a Motus), but $11k resides outside my comfort zone for a secondary bike. I suspect it will for quite a few, particularly younger, less established buyers.

2013 Honda CB1100
2015 Honda Grom
2017 Honda Africa Twin DCT "Tricolor"
01-03-2018 08:28 PM
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Flynrider Offline
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Phoenix, AZ
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Post: #192
RE: Kawasaki Z900RS
(01-03-2018 08:28 PM)the_undecider Wrote:  ... but $11k resides outside my comfort zone for a secondary bike. I suspect it will for quite a few, particularly younger, less established buyers.

I suspect you're correct. Another reason that it won't generally appeal to the younger crowd is that Kaw offers virtually the same bike in modern (transformers style) trim for over $2K less. I doubt that there will be a bunch of young kids (who've never seen a Z-1) to be paying that kind of premium for the RS model.

The RS is firmly targeted at older riders who are willing to pony up the extra bucks to have a bike that resembles an old classic.

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2013 CB1100 - Big Red
1993 CB750 Nighthawk - Tahitian Blue
01-04-2018 06:12 PM
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