2014 Heavyweight Sport-Touring Shootout – K1600GT Vs. Concours14 Vs. Trophy SE Vs. FJR1300ES

There are at least three ways to build a sport-touring engine. Most impressive is BMW’s six-cylinder mill that uses its 1649cc to kick out mountains of power at every point on its tach and sounds like an internal-combustion orchestra. Triumph makes do with half as many cylinders and 434cc less displacement, but it feels much more competitive than it looks on this chart. The four-cylinder offerings from Kawi and Yamaha split the cylinder and displacement difference and offer bigger peak numbers.