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Old 12-29-2006, 02:53 AM   #121
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Default Re: The Concours 14 is not a Ninja with bags dude

No. It's built on the same monocoque chassis as the ZX-14 (modified for shaft drive) and shares many parts. The engine has been detuned.
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Old 12-29-2006, 02:54 AM   #122
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Default Re: Motorcycle.com Sport-Tour 2006

Actually, my Hayabusa is basically a Sprint with more horsepower for less money. That's why I bought it. I think bikes like a Busa and ZX-14 belong in this catagory. Just my opinion.
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Old 12-29-2006, 03:16 AM   #123
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DAMNIT! Than PA blows cause I recently checked and the sales rep said they didn't have 'em and don't know when they are coming in.



I suppose the sales rep could have just sucked...
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Old 12-29-2006, 03:29 AM   #124
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I don't think it's legal anywhere, but I do it practically every day I ride the Busa to work. It's just too damn much fun.
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Old 12-29-2006, 03:47 AM   #125
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No, but it's got 4 torpedoes and a .50 cal!
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Old 12-29-2006, 03:50 AM   #126
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??? Couldn't find that anywhere.
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Old 12-29-2006, 03:58 AM   #127
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I'd go with the Sprint of these three. Best looking, lightest by far, cheapest, best sounding exhaust. No contest for the money. Not saying the Beemers not a great bike for twice the price.



In fact, Triumph is making some of the more appealling bikes on the market today if you ask me. The Daytona, Sprint and even the new Tiger are all attractive.
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Old 12-29-2006, 04:11 AM   #128
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I think the Haybusa and ZX-14 make excellent real-world sportbikes that can do a lot of things. The only question is whether you want that much motor everyday. I don't, but I'd sure like to give it a try every once in a while.
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Old 12-29-2006, 04:14 AM   #129
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The Futura is no longer in production. A shame, yes, but it disqualifies it for this test. Look in the MO archives. They loved it.
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Old 12-29-2006, 04:44 AM   #130
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Hmmm... this is odd. What is actually said of Triumph:



"Our last ST we tested in 2004 gave us 109.65hp and 67 foot-pounds of torque, and judging by Triumph's claimed crankshaft figures of 125hp and 77 lb-ft of torque, we expect this bike to make about the same (we're sorry to say we didn't have a chance to dyno any of these bikes)."



So fast rewind to the 2004 test (where Triumph came out 5th). 109 hp and from the torque chart you can see the beef. Not only much less of oomph but also narrower power band. Slightly off the idle at 2,200 RPM FJR makes as much as Triumph at max.



http://www.motorcycle.com/mo_photo.m...ing_Torque.jpg



But Motorcyclist online does claim 121 hp, that`s correct. Better selected parts?



Cycleworld says 114 hp in their test, Triumph loses to FJR in quater mile and FJR wins this 8 bike comparo.



http://www.cycleworld.com/article.as...age_numbe r=1



All in all "bargain" means value. Is it good value if you pay 10-20 % more for a clearly better bike?



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