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Old 03-06-2007, 12:38 PM   #31
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Default Re: Kawasaki Concours 14 with Variable Valve Timing!

When the VFR went VTEC, it didn't do squat for engine performance either. The second generation does seem to be a bit better in midrange. I think it's in anticipation of some kind of emissions regs that are on the horizon, at least in Europe. Sounds like there may be a lot of them in our future.
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:41 PM   #32
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Default Re: Kawasaki Concours 14 with Variable Valve Timing!

What? No anti-lock? You'll KILL YOURSELF!
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:53 PM   #33
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Default Re: Kawasaki Concours 14 with Variable Valve Timing!

"I got rid of my ST1100 to simplify my life. "



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I'm digging Buells because the air cooling, belt drive and hydraulic valve adjusters look better all the time.



As you get older, you lose your attraction to high-maintenance. That applies to women as well as bikes. I think it's called "maturity", although some middle-aged corporate suburban drones masquerading as Gen-X hipsters would dis that.
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:02 PM   #34
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"As you get older, you lose your attraction to high-maintenance."

-You mean batteries don't die on Buells?
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:06 PM   #35
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Well, then you can just take it to the dealer to have him put the electricity back in before your big training run. It's usually only about six months of shop time.
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:08 PM   #36
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Default Re: Kawasaki Concours 14 with Variable Valve Timing!

SO what is the price, anyway ? It's finally a world-class bike but does the price compete with the other sport-tourers out there ?
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:46 PM   #37
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Not if you wear a helmet 66% more often than not ...
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:46 PM   #38
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I like the Triumph (it is a bit heavy) and would buy one if there was a RI dealership.



RI has no Aprilia, MV Augusta or Triumph dealers,
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:52 PM   #39
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The Corbin Beetle Bags for the ZX14 are great, although the price is way-high and make for a nice sport tourer. If a manufacturer were to mass produce these, the price would be cut in half and the quality and horrible Corbin customer service would be improved.



(That, Mr. Corbin, is for the horrible service you have given my dealership over the years!)
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:45 PM   #40
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On top of that, you're also stuck in Rhode Island.



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