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The 12S can hold it's own. Shaft drive no less

http://www.bikeland.org/board/viewth...ime=1147553813

The article went on to say the 12S had the best brakes of them all. Everyone's been raving about the 14's brakes, but..........................

http://emmanuellevar.free.fr/ZZR%201...cn%20road8.jpg

Read all the side bars..........your going to be impressed with the S!

They also rave about the suspension!!

Entire article! http://www.zx14ninja.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=719

With power aside, they rated the 12S the best overall bike!!

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Did you get rid of your Busa?

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Yes I did. I did not like the brakes........
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thanks for the article, it's always good to get other perspectives. I'm so smitten with this bike (KS) that it really doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. I'm pretty comfortable in my belief that overall, I'm not taking a back seat to anyone. I see they're doing some other comparison, thanks in advance for keeping us posted on that whenever it comes out.

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Yes I did. I did not like the brakes........
What lines and pads were you running?

Stock rotors?

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What interested me was the top gear roll on test. 2nd in both 40 to 70 and 40 to 120. I wasn't surprised by the verdict after the road section.

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What lines and pads were you running?

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Steel braided and EBC metal...........stock rotors. I had aftermarket on my first busa and they weren't much better............busa carries too much weight in the corners.....
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Steel braided and EBC metal...........stock rotors. I had aftermarket on my first busa and they weren't much better............busa carries too much weight in the corners.....
So was it more a handling issue than actual braking? The stock braking setup is very weak on the Busa but with the lines and pads you were running it should have been first rate.

I used Galfer lines and pads both. Had no complaints at all with that combo.

The K12S is a night and day difference in corners compared to the Busa, isn't it? I never upgraded the suspension on the Busa but even then, I think it would probably be hard pressed to stay in the hunt with a K12.

Good to see you over here. I used to go over to the Zx12 site from SHorg and rattle them with you.

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