Hello fellow Z-boys! Now that the weather's cooled off I thought I'd take the time to introduce my bike. It's a 1998 ZX-11 that I bought in September 2021 with 11500 miles on the odo. I literally paid for it over the phone at a dealership 1000 miles away having never ridden a motorcycle on the pavement before.
No matter! I hopped in a rental car and aimed it toward my new purchase. After a few laps around the dealer lot I was good to go! Ended up riding 125mi my first day, 275mi the second day, and a mammoth 425 miles on day three, just a couple hours short of the finish line.
During my 14 weeks of ownership I've amassed over 6k miles with no intention of letting off the throttle anytime soon. Winters here can be relatively warm or deeply freezing so I'll continue to get out whenever the weather permits. Nearby terrain offers all sorts of variety—rolling, winding twisty mountain roads, busy freeways, straight flat two-lane highways.