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This is a discussion on Cruise question within the General Concours forums, part of the Kawasaki Concours category; If the used one is at a dealer, he gave maybe $6000 for it. Look at the for sale section at the Concours forums and ...

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    If the used one is at a dealer, he gave maybe $6000 for it.

    Look at the for sale section at the Concours forums and eBay and cycle trader for comparison.
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    Dont let the wife talk you into something, unless you want it , too. Especially if its a c14 vs harley.

    I'll be the first to bag on my c14, BUT....

    Heres how you solve this issue. Take her for a ride on the 14. Then go to the Harley shop and try that machine. Or, a rental agency. I have a local place who will rent the harley for 125.00, per day.

    They are wonderful for what thye are. Its like owning a 68 Camaro thats been restored. You jump in it and go meet with the Camaro group and talk about how much nicer your 68 is vs his pos 69 is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon409 View Post
    Dont let the wife talk you into something, unless you want it , too. Especially if its a c14 vs harley.

    I'll be the first to bag on my c14, BUT....

    Heres how you solve this issue. Take her for a ride on the 14. Then go to the Harley shop and try that machine. Or, a rental agency. I have a local place who will rent the harley for 125.00, per day.

    They are wonderful for what thye are. Its like owning a 68 Camaro thats been restored. You jump in it and go meet with the Camaro group and talk about how much nicer your 68 is vs his pos 69 is.
    I believe Harley are overpriced like BMW. But, I see more Harleys touring America than all the other touring bikes combined.
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    She doesn't ride at all. She just wants me to have a bike that doesn't give me trouble like my current bike has for the year I have had it.

    Not only that, but it is beating me to death in the seat and back. Did 7 hours riding plus 1.5 hours of stops today in relatively cool weather. I am beat down! So have to dump this ADV and go for something more comfortable. I need to extend my range by at least 50%.
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    Harleys are pretty compact. I would recommend renting one for 24 hours before you plunk down $25,000 or more on a touring model.
    same with the concours. If your goal is to increase you comfort time, you need an extended test ride. If you are looking cruiser as well, you should really ride the victory touring bikes as well. They are roomier than the HDs.
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    Thanks for the input. I like the Victory- they are roomier AND a bit more sporty than the HD. How would you rate the Trophy in potential touring comfort 1-up relative to the Connie and your Voyager? I know you probably haven't taken a long ride on it yet.
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    Back on the original, original topic, I'm researching my next bike and I see that the Voyager/Vaquero throttle is RBW (ride-by-wire), while the Connie is still traditional throttle. I did not know that until now- so got my answer.

    Actually, it's not really RBW. It's cable from the grip to the position sensor, then the ECU takes over from there. Maybe a hybrid RBW.
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    I believe Kawasaki did all they could to keep the concours 14 cost as low as they could and cruise was never a priority on that bike.

    If you go back to its press introductions, back in 08, it was intended for extreme speed touring on the German Autobahns. For some time, it was not even coming over to America. Comfort was not especially a priority, nor were accessories. Two up, high speed. Its one bike that might actually be better with a passenger.

    Most Harley people never have tried anything else, and dont desire better, so they have the best. If you've owned a Versys 650, you wont be happy with one.

    If you just what to ride along, the concours 14 really is not the bike. A goldwing is where you go for that. The c14 adds a bunch of performance to that, and not everyone wants, or needs that.

    The peopel that buy them for that purpose are never really happy. The engine is too high strung and it does not have the stereos and gps.

    Its a coast-to-coast drive in a corvette vs a leather interior Tahoe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyFlip View Post
    Thanks for the input. I like the Victory- they are roomier AND a bit more sporty than the HD. How would you rate the Trophy in potential touring comfort 1-up relative to the Connie and your Voyager? I know you probably haven't taken a long ride on it yet.
    My next long ride is a few weeks away. I will report back after then. I do feel the effect of the wind at high speed more on the trophy than the Connie. The trophy comes with the low rider seat, so will probably do something this winter. For the trip I will carry a sheepskin and airhawk pad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon409 View Post
    I believe Kawasaki did all they could to keep the concours 14 cost as low as they could and cruise was never a priority on that bike.

    If you go back to its press introductions, back in 08, it was intended for extreme speed touring on the German Autobahns. For some time, it was not even coming over to America. Comfort was not especially a priority, nor were accessories. Two up, high speed. Its one bike that might actually be better with a passenger.

    Most Harley people never have tried anything else, and dont desire better, so they have the best. If you've owned a Versys 650, you wont be happy with one.

    If you just what to ride along, the concours 14 really is not the bike. A goldwing is where you go for that. The c14 adds a bunch of performance to that, and not everyone wants, or needs that.

    The peopel that buy them for that purpose are never really happy. The engine is too high strung and it does not have the stereos and gps.

    Its a coast-to-coast drive in a corvette vs a leather interior Tahoe.
    I know you've been preaching this message for a year. I'm actually starting to lean toward an American V-Twin for the riding I want to do. I am 100% solo- never a passenger. The other thing I want to do is buy it and ride it- done. No aftermarket accessorizing and farkling. Basically looking for a two-wheeled car. Much as I hate to say- Goldwing will be in the mix (F6B, that is).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyFlip View Post
    I know you've been preaching this message for a year. I'm actually starting to lean toward an American V-Twin for the riding I want to do. I am 100% solo- never a passenger. The other thing I want to do is buy it and ride it- done. No aftermarket accessorizing and farkling. Basically looking for a two-wheeled car. Much as I hate to say- Goldwing will be in the mix (F6B, that is).
    Your going to need to farkle a F6B if you want to tour on it. I really like the look of the 2015 SE wing in the black and red with the engine all blacked out. The riding position just doesn't do it for me though. Too much passenger room, and not enough rider.
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