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Old 03-23-2009, 01:46 PM   #1
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:52 PM   #2
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Love it, love it, luuuv it.
Cant afford it.
Cant wait to own it used from 2 prev wonky, wealthy, farkle farting owners in 2019.
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:03 PM   #3
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This just begs for a shootout between the big STs.
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:38 PM   #4
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I like it. The faux vent really does break up the acres of plastic.

Ok Pete. It's Spring Break and the boy is going to visit his mom for a couple weeks. Let's get that test started!
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:34 PM   #5
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Really nice bike, but at real world prices you can just about get 2 Kaw Concours for one top-of-the-line equipped Beemer. That is just too much cash to outlay for this bike. If BMW could get the prices in line a bit, they would sell a lot more of these. As it stands, it's just a rich man's toy.
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:28 PM   #6
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Lotta' coin alright, still 10 years down the road BMW will still be supporting that bike. Kawasaki may have dropped the Conk already.
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:29 PM   #7
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Really nice bike, but at real world prices you can just about get 2 Kaw Concours for one top-of-the-line equipped Beemer. That is just too much cash to outlay for this bike. If BMW could get the prices in line a bit, they would sell a lot more of these. As it stands, it's just a rich man's toy.
Everybody sing along:

If I were a rich man...
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:32 AM   #8
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That things biga$$ plastic sides look a lot like my Concours 10's plastic.
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:27 PM   #9
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It's futt bucking ugly. At least in the photos; maybe it will be appealing in person. But I doubt it. The Concours 14 is not only far better looking, will no doubt eat this bike for lunch, but, as LR points out, the price differential is ridiculous.

"Is 6 lbs noteworthy? To some this difference is significant, to others not so much." To whom is less than 1% weight differential noteworthy? A laptop and charger in the saddlebag and a big lunch will add 6lbs...

Yes, bring on the shootout: let's see the KC-14 humiliate the Bimmer even further.
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:28 PM   #10
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That things biga$$ plastic sides look a lot like my Concours 10's plastic.
Yes, but it's Barvarian plastic.
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