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Pretty cool home vid of C14 features

Can someone do a video like this of the GT?


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post #2 of 18 Old Jul 5th, 2007, 10:07 am
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Thats a pretty cool video.

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when does it come in black?

I saw on the kawi site that it has 100.3 foot pounds, but still no listing anywhere of HP numbers, anyone seen it? (I've heard everything from 130.2 to 167...)

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Connie Buzz... New meaning.

The new Connie Buzz won't have anything to do with numb hands and fingers. It'll be about the wait time to get one.

Nice looking scooter.

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Concours 14

Pete:

Here are the specs for the new Connie:

2008 Kawasaki Concours 14
Kawasaki Concours

Engine


DOHC inline four-cylinder, four valves per cylinder

Displacement


1,352cc

Bore x stroke


84.0mm x 61.0mm

Carburetion


Digital fuel injection, 40mm throttle bodies

Compression ratio


10.7:1

Transmission


Six-speed

Final drive


Shaft

Tires


120/70-17 front; 190/50-17 rear

Front brake


Dual floating 310mm petal discs, four-piston calipers
ABS optional

Rear brake


Single 270mm petal disc
ABS optional

Front suspension


43mm inverted fork, adjustable rebound and preload

Rear suspension


Stepless rebound damping; remote preload adjuster
Seat height 32.1 inches

Wheelbase


59.8 inches

Fuel capacity


5.8 gallons

Dry weight


615 pounds with ABS; 606 pounds without ABS
Color Neutron silver

MSRP


$13,799 with ABS; $12,899 without ABS




I seem to recall reading that C14 is rated at 158 HP.

Now seriously drooling.....

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MCN-UK did a review. I think they claimed it had 156HP. The article also said it was aimed at the K-GT, priced only 1000 pounds (sorry, don't know where UK $ is on the keyboard.) for the ABS version.

EDIT: Not a real clean image, but here's the MCN article in jpg format:

http://www.gtr1000.com/graphics/1400...-1400GTR-1.jpg
http://www.gtr1000.com/graphics/1400...-1400GTR-2.jpg
http://www.gtr1000.com/graphics/1400...-1400GTR-3.jpg


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156 rear wheel or crank?

those bastards at the cycle world bike shows told me they weren't de-tuning the zx-14 engine

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C14 Specs

Have not been able to ascertain if Horsepower figures are crank or rear wheel. Here is the published spec:

PERFORMANCE
Maximum power: 155 [email protected] 8800 RPM
Maximum torque: 100.3 LbFt @ 6,200 rpm

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I suspect it's at the crank. I think that's what manufacturers report.

The next Sport Touring Shootout in the mags is going to be real interesting now.


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hmmmmmm...

I owe $9,300 on my '04 with 14,000 miles which has about 88 rear wheel HP and a book value of $10,900 to $14,400

New Concours with ABS, twice the HP, $13K and change...

anyone know a sucker...um, I mean someone interested in a good, slightly used LT? lol

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Easy Pete... The Connie doesn't have cruise control... lol

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Easy Pete... The Connie doesn't have cruise control... lol
I rarely use cruise control when I'm leaned over enough to throw sparks from the center stand...

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Easy Pete... The Connie doesn't have cruise control... lol
...or heated seats or heated grips or intercom or....


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Here's a real nice write up - http://www.amadirectlink.com/news/2007/Concours/

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If it wasn't for cruise control i would be always over the speed limit. Seems like here in Ohio there are cops all around. I think going 60 on that bike would be hard to do and keep it there.

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Talking Cycle News 2008 KAW Concours Write Up

July 18 issue has a good long write up about a two day ride on the new Kaw.

A bit critical of the suspension and lack of adjustability. "I thought , however, that the bike got easily knocked out of whack a bit after riding over even the smallest of bumps while cranked over in the turns." Might not be the bike for Northern Ohio (Joe are you listtening???)!! No top case, yet. But it is coming. $13,799 (w/ABS). One color, silver. Warranty now 36 month, unlimited miles (perfect for Joe).

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Comparing what they are claiming for the new Connie14 to what they claim for the ZX14 and then looking at real world numbers for the ZX14 it is probably safe to guess that the new Connie will be pretty close to 700lbs gassed up and make about 135 rwhp . These numbers make its power to weight ration almost right on top of the FJR and KGT.

The initial ride reports (first rides , not actual tests) suggest it is smooth like the ZX 14 with alot of low end and mid range power. Price is very reasonable and it offers a decent amount of features .

Where the KGT truly stands head and shoulders above : its a BMW and there fore unique (some like this others dont)-you dont get the Hossack style front end on anything else and BMWs take their own path (engine configuration, controls etc.) . You are not going to pass nearly as many BMW's as other brands (especially HD's these days - and to think they USED to be the rebel or loner biker image , now everyone and literally their grandma is on one). FEATURES and options- you can get everything from ABS to heated seats and grips to electric screen to intercoms to the best cruise in the business (a feature I would find VERY difficult to live without now having had it on a touring bike)

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As a COG member, I've been following the forum at concours.org. It's kinda funny watching the posts on trying to figure out how to put a cruise on this thing - the main reason I chose the GT over the C14.

Some are wanting bar risers, a taller windshield, and protection from the heat on their right shin.


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