Breaking in the new Z. Got 47 mpg but was mostly cruising thru the mountains. Only got into triple digits twice. Took a couple roads I hadn’t been on before and one led me into Yosemite where I hadn’t planned on going. Sure enough it was COLD up there at almost 7,000’. Sandy roads were a caution but no black ice, just many wet and shady corners. I have to say this new Z is really nice. Shifts well, engine is smooth and when you want to, it really honks! The only hitch is the throttle grab when going on/off in and out of corners. Apparently Kawasaki tuned this beast to shut the ‘butterflys’ completely when the throttle's off. This makes for some real engine braking and a kind of driveline snatch that’s annoying. A flash should take care of it. Do you like that road?