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Old 03-06-2007, 09:39 AM   #1
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Default Re: Kawasaki Concours 14 with Variable Valve Timing!

I think Kawi should have kept the original looks of the current Concours and put the new motor in it.







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Old 03-06-2007, 09:44 AM   #2
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Default Re: Kawasaki Concours 14 with Variable Valve Timing!

I'm in love. My next rig is going to be a sport touring, and this looks like it's gonna be a slam dunk. Can't wait for the review!



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Old 03-06-2007, 09:45 AM   #3
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Default Re: Kawasaki Concours 14 with Variable Valve Timing!

yer soooo funny.



Yamaha should be very nervous about this bike.
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:49 AM   #4
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Default Re: Kawasaki Concours 14 with Variable Valve Timing!

The old big block in a vega trick.
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:58 AM   #5
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Default Re: Kawasaki Concours 14 with Variable Valve Timing!

Especially if Kawi avoids the "order/down payment without looking at or test riding or seeing the bike" system that Yamaha currently uses.



But really, imagine rolling up in what looks like cutting edge 1985 motorcycle technology than using the 100+ foot lbs of torque to pull away and wheelie past the squid trash.

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Old 03-06-2007, 10:01 AM   #6
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Exactly.



And it's funny, everyone knows someone who knows someone that did this. Whether it was a vega or some other beater.
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:04 AM   #7
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Default Re: Kawasaki Concours 14 with Variable Valve Timing!

I love the concept a "sporty sport tourer". The styling (or lack thereof) is what kills me. That muffler is hideous! Testarossa meets godzilla!

Because it is sport tourer, no one will make a nice looking replacement. The headlights are another eyesore. I'm sure that the engine will kick butt. What worries me is that the thing will be ugly and weigh a ton.



The BMW has the style, but comes in "Grandpa" colors and cost as much as my loaded Mustang GT



My hope is for a 1000cc VFR that weighs under 500 lbs wet...hey, I can dream!
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:06 AM   #8
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Amen! Maybee add an adjustable windshield, but keep it simple...
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:12 AM   #9
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Default Re: Kawasaki Concours 14 with Variable Valve Timing!

They already make a 1000cc+ VFR. It's called the SprintST. It's an improvement because it doesn't have the ridiculous variable valve timing.
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:15 AM   #10
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Default Re: Kawasaki Concours 14 with Variable Valve Timing!

Looks pretty good to me except for the stupid grill lines and the dumbass variable valve timing overcomplexity.



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