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Old 01-04-2005, 05:19 AM   #141
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I would have if it weren't for the fact that I own one.
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Old 01-04-2005, 05:34 AM   #142
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I actually prefer a smaller bike on northern Utah mountain roads. An SR500 or an RD350/400 is a hoot. An SV650 is plenty fast. Those 1000-2000 ft dropoffs alongside the twisty roads make me a bit nervous so I don't really have any desire to push a supersport or literbike very hard. One deer or a patch of gravel and I'd need a parachute.
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Old 01-04-2005, 12:08 PM   #143
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"frame flex reminiscent of a `70s Superbike and brakes that work only slightly better than drums"



I want one!
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Old 01-04-2005, 05:19 PM   #144
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I once rode a Harley Sprint 250 two up,



does that count for anything?
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Old 01-05-2005, 08:36 AM   #145
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I thought you already had several.
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Old 01-05-2005, 11:34 AM   #146
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And darn proud of it!
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Old 01-05-2005, 12:16 PM   #147
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If you're one of those who can't stand to compromise, I suggest buying an InterCours...
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Old 01-05-2005, 03:27 PM   #148
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The one thing you don't cover in this article is the passenger accomodations, and the bike's ability to keep the weather off you when it gets cold.

I ride year round in Oregon, which often involves the upper 20s (when it's dry) and 30s. Since I've owned both bikes, I have to say the Concours was way better in both of these circumstances.

My wife rode the Alcan on the back of my Connie, and she won't go for more than 30 mins. on the Viffer. Undoubtedly and aftermarket seat would help the Viffer out.



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Old 01-05-2005, 05:41 PM   #149
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bbtowns, I owned a 99 Concours and loved it. My wife however didn't like how her knees felt cramped on the thing.



I now own a 1982 GS1100GK Sport Tourer and she loves it back there. Plenty of leg room, large fairing with better protection than the Concours. I also just bought a 2004 ZZR1200 and have it fully equipped for touring with full GIVI (Sides and Top), communication system, 3" taller Kawasaki accessory windshild, etc. and I was going to sell the GK since I finally got a modern motorcycle. I thought my wife would love it, but nope! She says it is too much wind for her and that I need to keep the old GS1100GK for her to ride with me.



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