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Old 03-02-2011, 09:32 PM   #21
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Sorry, but my Le Mans beats it all to hell.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:12 AM   #22
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I wonder if the better comparison for this bike is not the Gold Wing, but the Concours 14. Feature for feature they're similar, with the exception of the tail bag, an easy addition to the Concours. And since you could buy 2 C-14s for the price of this one, adding in a GPS, Bluetooth and intercom, etc. is a nit.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:52 AM   #23
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I wonder if the better comparison for this bike is not the Gold Wing, but the Concours 14. Feature for feature they're similar, with the exception of the tail bag, an easy addition to the Concours. And since you could buy 2 C-14s for the price of this one, adding in a GPS, Bluetooth and intercom, etc. is a nit.
The K16 GT (not the GTL) actually matches up pretty well against the C-14. The GT retails for a little over $20K base; the Kawi for $15.6K.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:01 PM   #24
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The K16 GT (not the GTL) actually matches up pretty well against the C-14. The GT retails for a little over $20K base; the Kawi for $15.6K.
Yeah, but is that 20% premium worth it? From your review, I'd have to say yes. Unfortunately, there's only one way to tell. Time for the uber-touring comparo!!!
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:33 PM   #25
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Yeah, but is that 20% premium worth it? From your review, I'd have to say yes. Unfortunately, there's only one way to tell. Time for the uber-touring comparo!!!
I agree. I'm assuming Mr. Duke still has my phone number.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:37 PM   #26
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The 6 is just too cool. Worth the 20% premium over the C14, if money is not that big a concern. Likely the BMW will pay the owner back in resale value vs. the C14 too.
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I agree. I'm assuming Mr. Duke still has my phone number.
Phone? How 20th century...
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:45 PM   #28
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Phone? How 20th century...
I'd prefer not to have a Face Time chat with you.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:54 AM   #29
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I'd prefer not to have a Face Time chat with you.
I thought you were a "Chat Roulette" kinda guy.

Back to the bikes: The C-14 is now second generation, so they've addressed the few issues like engine heat and buffeting the 1st gen had. As for the price; who pays retail for a new Kawi these days? I'll bet the Beemer 6's will be selling for over MSRP for a year or more.

Even at retail, is the BMW the price of a new CBR250 better than the C-14? I'd sure enjoy reading a good "shootout" and see who outperforms who.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:17 AM   #30
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I thought you were a "Chat Roulette" kinda guy.

Back to the bikes: The C-14 is now second generation, so they've addressed the few issues like engine heat and buffeting the 1st gen had. As for the price; who pays retail for a new Kawi these days? I'll bet the Beemer 6's will be selling for over MSRP for a year or more.

Even at retail, is the BMW the price of a new CBR250 better than the C-14? I'd sure enjoy reading a good "shootout" and see who outperforms who.
Well, the Connie will leave a buncha Franklins in the bags, but it lacks Six appeal.
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