Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Keokuk, Iowa, USA
I was watching some Tour De France coverage this morning and noticed that the camera crews are using the new Concours. I thought it was a FJR until I saw the red on white Kawasaki name plasted on the windscreen. Normally they use 12RT's... and 11RT's before that. For camera crews it's the most confortable biek that can still negotiate the tight turns to keep up wiht the bicycles and still have good low speed handling characteristics. It looks bigger on TV than I thought. Very wide fairing.
With a good aftermarket windscreen, it might not be too bad on long trips. The pegs are still too high for my preference on a sport touring bike, now that I've ridden my RT. Funny how your tastes can change. 2 years ago when the ZX14 first came out, I thought I wanted one. But when I saw it in person, I was dissapointed. The fit and finish and appearance close up wasn't what I expected. I hope the Concours is better.
Current Ride - Blue 2007 R1200RT (with all the electronic goodies)
Past rides - '06 Kawasaki KLX250S dual sport, '04 BMW R1150R, '01 Kawasaki ZX9R, '01 Honda CBR600F4i
Cages - '07 Nissan Versa S Hatchback (6 speed), '06 Nissan Altima 2.5 (auto, wife's car)