Just picked up my 2017 ZX6R non abs, and I'm looking for a little indicator on the instrument cluster telling me if the dealer filled the tank upon delivery.... looking.... looking.... it doesn't exist. only that it will blink "FUEL" once the level reaches 0.9Gal of gas.... wow. a 12,000 bike and it cant tell you how much gas you really got left?
whats everyone else's opinion here? I'm kinda floored and annoyed. I assumed it had one as every other vehicle I've operated for the last 21 years I've been driving, has had a fuel gauge.
A few things it does
have, that nothing you have owned prior to this has..... a HP to weigh ratio that allows acceleration better than very nearly every car on the planet. Stopping power that will let you bring it to a halt almost as fast as any car, once you learn how. And it'll get about 40 MPG doing that. MPG goes down pretty quickly from there, if you can hold it WFO for more than a few seconds at a time. The fuel capacity is not aimed at touring--- the goal was to have just enough to make it through a race so the whole bike could be as light as possible.
In stock trim, with a moderate right wrist, you can see as much as 150 US miles before that low fuel light comes on. You're likely to want to take a break before that point anyway, the seating takes a while to get adjusted to.
Since you seem surprised at the feature set, I am going to presume that you aren't all that familiar with motorcycles. As I am 55 and have ridden off and on since I was 12; please allow me to suggest that there are a significant number of specific skills that any rider should possess, which are counterintuitive to car drivers. I have personally learned this the hard way, on a number of occasions..... the least painful way to correct that ignorance is to attend formal training and learn how to make effective use of the tool you have purchased.
Even with that formal education, spending as much as you can afford on the most effective riding apparel you will honestly make use of is the second most important thing you can do. Physics has a nasty way of reminding us of our presumptions. If you have been driving for 21 years, I can presume you are approaching 40 years of age (+/- 3).
It may come as an unpleasant surprise, your vision is either already starting to shift, or is about to. Your reactions are also going to be a bit slower than they were recently. Endurance is also going to take a hit. the rate at which you heal from an injury is going to slow in a drastic way in your immediate future.
All the more reason to educate yourself as much as possible, so you can enjoy this endeavor to the greatest extent you can. The MSF had a saying some years ago, which I still adhere to -- 'The more you know, the better it gets'.
and oh by the way.....