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Spec Overview for New Councours 14

Here's a copy of the document that Kawasaki's giving to dealers as further details on the new Coucours.
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Transcontinental Tourer without cruise control. How spoiled have I become?

That pick of it nekid just screams chopper!

Just really kewl that the day of the high performance touring machine is starting to rawk!



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Tire pressure monitors, electricly adjusted windscreen, radial mount brakes - ABS?!?!! Tetra-Lever swingarm!!??!!

Sheesh - someone's been paying attentinon methinks.

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Thinking about it today: does high performance equal longevity?



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check out the official kawasaki website under 2007 models...

http://www.kawasaki.com/Products/Detail.aspx?id=220

of course, the "Price: TBD" part is the most interesting.....

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"Transcontinental Supersport" - now there's a title! Looks like a very cool bike, I really like the design molded into the side cases. That spec sheet was not very informative - you would think they would know tire/wheel size and seat height by now!

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My 97 ZX11 has been the most reliable bike I have ever had. Only 13,000 miles on it, but has never given me any trouble, except the carb being gummed up slightly(but that's my fault). I'm on the 2nd set of tires, just bought my 3rd battery, original chain with plenty of life left. I wish my cars would be as reliable.

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<ducking behind a large rock> some concours vs beemer thoughts

when i finally got a bike that i really liked to travel on....it was a concours...
granted i didnt have abs, a stereo, electronic cruise, electric windshield, etc.......but i didnt know any better so it all seemed good....

i had a 92 concours.....and it was a screamer.....not that we all want to go fast....but some of us....DO

the reason i got the LT was because my wife didnt like sitting "up" on the concours.....so i got the LT....and she was happy.....

BUT......the concours was almost ZERO maintenance......it had NO quirks....there WAS/IS a forum but the talk was mostly centered on where to ride to......

for people who enjoy working on something....the LT offers plenty of opportunity......

i must say that when the LT is going down the road it is superb.....absolutely most comfy riding position.....and the brains of the operation (wife) is totally happy......

its all the time changing little parts like the rear drive or the transmission that leave me just slightly less than enamoured.....

IF the new concours could address the back seat comfort issue.....itd be hard to resist going back......

i always enjoy this board and everyones thoughts.....i just really wish that BMW could make the bike as reliable as the Asians can and do.....

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Here's the video of the introduction at Intermot:

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/nav?pa...NEWS_NEW-BIKES


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Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveDragon

Assumption: reliability == longevity

So, if the bike was engineered and as a high performance bike with this large performance envelope, and the bike is operated in the 20 - 80 percent performance range I'd venture a guess that the reliability will be equal to or better than the reliability reputation of Kaw; and I say better because of the leaps in technology Kaw has been implementing with the new line.
I will have to agree that it is going to be a well valued dollar spent.
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