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ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

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ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

#1 PostAuthor: pertonpc » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:57 pm

Hello Chaps,

Thought it might be of interest to see my brother's new Cafe Racer up against a REX.

What do people reckon ??

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Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

#2 PostAuthor: KWACKERZ1 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:02 pm

Really cannot make my mind up about the new 900's, must go and ride one sometime. Nice pictures both bikes look cool

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Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

#3 PostAuthor: King of Kings » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:19 am

Not quite sure the new RS is quite as butch/macho as the Rex, but overall in the real world the new bike will murder the ZRX!

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Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

#4 PostAuthor: Z1parR » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:37 am

Totally agree there Alan , Mark's ZRX looks the absolute business .
I don't doubt though that the new Kwak will do everything better.
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Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

#5 PostAuthor: garyd » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:56 am

Rex wins :vcool

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Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

#6 PostAuthor: Charlie » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:50 am

The RS looks cheap and nasty ...... which it is :eek
Why do I persist in debating with idiots ? I really should know better :)

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Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

#7 PostAuthor: King of Kings » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:17 pm

It certainly ain’t cheap, and the finish/paint is the ducks guts!

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Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

#8 PostAuthor: pertonpc » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:56 pm

I would have preferred some candy / metallic in the 900 paint.

The later ZRX went to solid colours and this has continued the trend.
The 900 is wearing a factory option 2 person seat - not the standard jobby.
Note how short the front fender is - even with an extender it is barely along as the Rex one - which has caused a few stone chips on the rad.
Think it is probably more nimble than a rex though.
I am keen to see where Kawa take the RS and Café versions in season 2 onwards. Hodna added spoked wheels and 4 into 2 pipes plus different tank shape - so I am hopeful this could follow on here.
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Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

#9 PostAuthor: King of Kings » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:56 pm

Methinks the CafeRS is harking back to the 70s/80sTeam Green colours, and yes it’s considerably more nimble than a Rex, with superior suspension and brakes to boot, bit down on horses, ZRX will have top speed advantage above 140+. But the RS is a good bit lighter, especially when the chrome breadbox exhaust is skipped! :D

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Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

#10 PostAuthor: Charlie » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:58 am

Performance and speed is largely irrelevant seeing we dont ride on the track all the time and going much above the limits gets you banned in short order.

The RS is just fugly, it is neither one thing nor another. It is a cheap motorcycle at circa £10K but that shows in the styling and bits used in the build.

A mint Rex can be bought for half the price and looks way better. It'll hold it's value better too (not that I care personally one way or the other). The Rex IS fast becoming a classic, the RS and it's siblings are just wannabe's with little identity of their own. They are neither classic nor innovative nor even attractive.

That headlight and the indicators on the 900 look like they came from a Chinese 125. :roll:

The Jap boys have lost the plot.
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Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

#11 PostAuthor: pertonpc » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:53 pm

Interesting point ref. indicators -

to echo the early zed they should be orange lens & either chrome stalk & round a la Z1 or Black stalk & rectangle a la Z1-R

My brother is getting some round after market winkers for it soon. I will try and get a pic or two.
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Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

#12 PostAuthor: King of Kings » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:08 am

I’d love to see a ‘mint’ Rex for £4-5k, perhaps mr Perton will sell me his for that amount? :shock: You must have a large bank account too, if ya reckon £10-£11k is a cheap bike!

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Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

#13 PostAuthor: pertonpc » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:09 pm

There ya go King Of Kings - make me an offer :-) :-)

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C903986

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Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

#14 PostAuthor: Andrew_s » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:22 am

There's a comparison test in August's Pratical Sportbikes between a 1983 Z1000R, a 2000 ZRX1100 and the 2018 Z900RS Cafe jobbie - I know which one I'd sooner own.
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Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

#15 PostAuthor: King of Kings » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:56 pm

Yep, the Z900RS Cafe!! :shock:


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