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post #1 of 17 Old 08-17-2009, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thought about buying a Concours

In the Houston Area a brand new Connie is going for $11990,that's OTD not plus tax.
I thought about selling my Strom and my GSPD. The Concours is one fine bike.
I get home and I have a shot of Tres Generaciones...I came to my senses.
Before I bought the Strom it was way up there on the "List". FJR, RT1200, R1200, GS800, Stelvio,Norge, KTM 990 and ULY. I'm 3/4 of way through Farklization of the VEE. I plan to finish what I started. If you look at the List you will notice that my used 2006 VEE was about 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of just about any of those new bikes.That said The Concours is still one fine bike if you like a high hp sport tourer with a 3 year warranty and more complexity than the space shuttle.




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If I had the maturity to operate it safely, the Conc14 would have been the bike I bought.

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Hey B. How'd you get all the way over to Nevada without hitting those other states?

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Just think 30-34 miles per gallon with the Concours.

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Hey B. How'd you get all the way over to Nevada without hitting those other states?
I have heard, that the C14 has warp drive..... That would explain it.. I think. ;-)

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If I had the maturity to operate it safely, the Conc14 would have been the bike I bought.
I could not have said that any better myself(meaning myself of course).

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If I had the maturity to operate it safely, the Conc14 would have been the bike I bought.
Oh, yeah. Even on my old 93 Councours I had to breathe deeply and stay off that throttle. I really do miss the smooth acceleration of an inline 4. It's something that I don't feel in a twin. And at brisk speeds on the straightaways that bike was as steady as a Rolls Royce. (Well, at least I ASSUME it was. I've only driven a Rolls in my dreams.)

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Oh, yeah. Even on my old 93 Councours I had to breathe deeply and stay off that throttle. I really do miss the smooth acceleration of an inline 4. It's something that I don't feel in a twin. And at brisk speeds on the straightaways that bike was as steady as a Rolls Royce. (Well, at least I ASSUME it was. I've only driven a Rolls in my dreams.)
The vibration on my 2004 Concours is what made me buy a V-Strom. I have test ridden the Concours 14 and find the seating position to be a bit painful on my back. I suppose I could change the bars and improve that. The gas mileage is what convinced me not to buy.

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