So, come tax time I'm going to upgrade to the ZX-14... that being said I'm starting my research early. From my understanding there isn't really a difference in the model years (other than color options) from 06-11. Obviously a complete redesign was done in 12, however, I'm not planning a new bike for money reasons.
Anyway, on most vehicles there are little quirks or bugs so I'm wondering if the same is true on the 14? Are there any model years to avoid? Is there anything in particular that is prone to have problems on these bikes that someone buying a used one should look out for?
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated... thanks in advance for your assistance with my future purchase!!
Yeah... going from a 250R to a ZX14 is a VERY bad idea. The 14 is Wayyyy more bike than you need at this point.
Again, I appreciate the concern and or advice... but I'll be just fine. There are plenty of reasons behind my decision and if anyone really wants to hear them I'm game, however, this was not the point of this thread. I've already made my decision that this is the bike I plan to purchase... now I'm just trying to make an informed purchase so that I don't end up buying a model year that is prone to issues or that I would have been better off with a different year due to improvements.
To which, this thread (and the ones I posted on several other boards) has been very helpful. I did not know about the frame recall on the 06-07's and was not aware that several power improvements where done on the 08-11 models. That will definitely help me in my buying experience. If anyone has more helpful advice such as this I am greatly appreciative of such.
Sorry for the rant, I realize I'm not a very active member on this forum, however, that doesn't mean I'm a noob and only spent a couple months riding the smallest Kawi only to jump to the largest one. I'll jump off my soapbox now and hope for some more helpful advice.