Yes, te FJR is at least $5K less. But I knew that when I bought the GT over the FJR. And with no cruise control OR ESA, (and the lame low rider's pegs), I wouldn't be caught dead on the FJR. In January, I will be taking a serious look at the Concours14. But if Kaw doesn't put OEM cruise control on that bad boy, they can keep it as well. I know there are aftermarket cc kits, but I am so not interested in that crap.
For the record, rider magazine didn't like the brakes and the throttle response on the GT. HELLO! They tested an '06 GT and published an article in their Jan '07 edition when the '07 GTs have been out for almost 5 months now! And the things they didn't like about the GT have been changed and/or improved. That article was simply ridiculous, IMO. In fact, there were several ill-informed "facts" stated regarding the GT. But I won't bore you with that list.
Last but not least...I don't know what kind of sissies they got testing sport-tourers down at rider, but some of their comments had me on the floor rolling. After reading the article, I had the feeling that both bikes were simply too much for the girls testing them.