After more than a year I'm saying goodbye to my trusty ZRX1200R long-termer. Looking back, I'm happy I left the bike's smooth, torquey inline-four alone. Although getting 20-or more-additional horses is relatively simple (see my two-page report in our April 2006 issue), 115-some quiet rear-wheel horsepower is, for me, a much better arrangement. Catterson put a thousand miles on the Z-Rex and had good things to say about the Race Tech-modified fork and Works Performance rear shocks. Just before the bike went back to Kawasaki, Shop Manager Candreia filled the crankcases with Golden Spectro synthetic, which improved shifting a bit. All in all a good year on a very good all-around motorcycle. Too bad it's gone from Kawasaki's lineup for '06.