Yes the good old 1100. I ordered mine as soon as they were announced at one of the European bike shows, sight unseen. I was a little disappointed when what I thought was a red bike in the pictures I'd seen turned out to be a rather odd shade of pinky/magenta. Analogue as you say Rick, we de-restricted them by fitting 750 carb tops.
Loved everything else about it though, sprinted it for a few seasons, rode it to the Isle Of Man for the TT Races and down to Le Mans for the 24 Hour Race, then ordered a C3 which came in black.
Quite a few years since you mention it. 170+ was easy on the ZZR1100. One of the best memories was at the Brighton Speed Trials in the early 1990's. It was still a half-mile back then, along the sea front with thousands of spectators. There was me and my two friends, brothers, all riding the 1100. We rode up from Plymouth to Brighton and arrived in the paddock where there were very professional teams unloading vans and putting up awnings. We three took off our over-suits, turned the mirrors in and stuck the race numbers on our bikes. We set the lowest ET's and the fastest speeds then rode back home.Jesus Bob, how many years have you been staring down runways?
I had a GPZ600 when the ZZR1100 was launched, I lusted after one, especially with tales of 170mph!
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