Sprint GT VS. Kawasaki COncours 14 (GTR1400) - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums It feels solid like a tourer and you don’t feel like you’re getting sucked into the slipsteam of passing vehicles, but on the curves, you’ll feel that weight.The redesigned instrument clusters gives you plenty of information, but the speedometer is a digital display and the tach is a dial. deliver balanced braking effort by allowing the rear brake master cylinder to pressurize two of the eight front-caliper pistons at the same time as the rear. By anyone’s standards, the 48 mm forks on the “A” are top-shelf items with 5.3-inches of travel and fully adjustable ride parameters, and the rear monoshock comes with 4.9 inches of travel as well as adjustable rebound damping and spring preload.
This feature is very useful in urban and suburban settings, but only marginally useful on the open road.
Yamaha has made that same basic bike since 2001. What's ur pick ... 2009 #14 . If you are interested, check out this guy's take on the difference between the GT and the Concours 1400. The Kawasaki Concours 14 ticks all the right boxes when it comes to performance features, and with a sport-touring bike of this size, the ride is surprisingly comfortable. The Yamaha stickers for $17,999 and the BMW for $18,645; the Connie, as it’s lovingly called by owners, starts at $15,599. When he asked why she was doing it, she replied, “I need to see how it works.” That curiosity and mechanical drive served her well over the next 40 years as she pursued careers in both the automotive and motorcycle industries.
Its seen small upgrades, but it's an 01 bike. The sixth gear is a tall overdrive gear so sustained cruising on the interstate is only at about 3,500-to-4,000 rpm, which is right where you want it for long miles in the saddle.The ride-by-wire, Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) manages induction along with the fuel-injected throttle bodies, and here we get into some electro-wizardry. (The factory powers the FJR family with a 1,298 cc engine that puts out around 141 horsepower and 99 pound-feet of torque depending on whose dynamometer you use.
At age 11 when bicycles were too simple to hold her interest any longer, her father found her taking apart the lawn mower. built around the thrilling performance of a powerful 1,352 cc supersport engine, the concours ® 14 abs is loaded with top-shelf refinements. Manufacturers make a dozen or more models between their sportbikes, Looks-wise, they are very similar with a sporty stance and rider triangle that allows for a more vertical riding position, but I’m really not feeling the “ribbed for nobody’s pleasure” look of the Kawasaki so the Yamaha wins the beauty segment of our little contest.Structurally, the two bikes are like chalk and cheese. The side bags were handy on the long ride, and easier to remove and stow than, say, the hard cases on a Did I miss the Inertial Measuring Units and electronically adjustable suspensions of more modern bikes? After that, just twist the knob and the 1352-cc DFI DOHC liquid-cooled four whirrs to life. Not a big difference this far above 10 grand, but there it is anyway. So I needed what’s called a Sport Touring bike, something that won’t beat you up if you’re going to be riding it all day but neither will it bore you to death. The Gentleman’s Express is a dying breed. Both rides came in Matte Phantom Blue for 2018, but for 2019 the FJR1300A comes in Liquid Graphite. I think I have had all the major sport touring contendors now. The headlight throws a sharp beam that pierces the darkness for good visibility, both to see and be seen. The handlebars extend rearward to allow the rider a more upright posture. He owns both.
You can look at power figures and weights, but that's not the story . There are a lot of choices in this class, three (four) good entries being the Yamaha FJR1300ES and 1300A, BMW R 1250 RT and the Kawasaki Concours 14. And while the other two may be more modern, they also cost more. I've ridden the fjr, and its like a less powerful, and less sporting concours 14. I will try to summarize the 07' FJR1300 vs 12' concours from my 3 weeks with the concours: Smoothness: Winner Connie, the FJR has a definite buzz and with the 5 speed tranny it revs higher on the freeway.
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