Bike of the Month Jan 2011.
Owner: Frank Bosschieter, The Netherlands/UK.
Here's the story :
For this month's belated BOTM no fancy photo shoot
(i cant beat Chuck's botm, really nice job you've done there Chuck)
but a few quick snaps of my bike on a crispy winter afternoon.
The story is simple i've been a kawasaki fan for as long as i can remember but
probably triggered when one of my brothers bought a new black Z1R sometime in '79/'80.
i thought that was the bees knees, he didnt think so cos he got rid of it quite soon after (it didnt handle ect).
So by the time i was old enough and after i passed my test i bought my self a Z1R,
my first kawasaki and i loved it, bought a 21 litre tank for it,
which i think makes the bike look even better.
But as it goes like with girlfriends/your first love,
you move on and i fell in love with the Z1000r after i've seen the bike doing what its pedigree
expected it to do, kicking ass on the circuits!!
Once you catch the kawi virus there's no getting rid of it and i never did,
i don't want to either. In fact this bike is my 7th kawasaki and my 3rd real ELR,
i bought it in 2000 i think it was after a long spell on a zzr1100.
I had the bike shipped over to join me in the UK in august last yr with alot of help from kawacees
(pronounce kawacase forum member/oldest brother, and john and heath).
I still havnt done the work to the bike that i intended to do but that will happen this yr
i bought all the small but essential parts for it,
but due to lack of workspace and time, i'll have to wait till the weather breaks and hav it MOT'd.
The bike is fully standard except for the kerker exhaust, ohlins at the back and the white power forksprings,
and yeah the z1100r front fender which i would happilly swap for an 1000r one.
Anyway i hope you guys enjoy this months botm and like arnie said,......
i'll be back!! (with updates that is).
Check out the gallery for more pictures.
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