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I left my Versys for another woman.. her name is Connie.

Got my Concours 14 today. 2011 (had the dealer paint the wheels black). What a ride!!!

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Been thinking about making that same move. ABS, tracktion control, etc.

Hard to let go of the V, might have to hang onto it.

Nice ride, congrats!
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Seemed like it was a more forward leaning ride... What's your perspective on it?
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so long as she hasn't been around the block too much or been ridden hard and put away wet

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Seemed like it was a more forward leaning ride... What's your perspective on it?
it is more forward, but not terribly so. My opinion might change as I accure more saddle time.

There are riser kits for those who want a more upright position.
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Congrats. Did several demo rides on the Concours. The one think that I really noticed was how it pushed my knees out. All of my bikes are twins or singles so the width would be something to get used to.

If Kawasaki would add electronic cruise control and paint one candy lime green and black I would not be able to resist adding one to my stable.

I don't think it would replace the Versys though. Of the bikes that are on the market today the Tenere would probably be the bike that replaces the Versys because it has light offroad capability and a drive shaft. Having to lube the chain at the end of every day while in a hotel parking lot or campground is a PITA.

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That's a sweet bike!

My brother got an incredible deal on a slightly used 2010. It came with a Muzzys exhaust on it., and they gave him the stock one as well. His is the so-dark-blue-it-looks-black color. But we both really like the new bronze color on the new ones.

The Muzzys adds a nice tone but not too much. And the weight and hp advantages are nice, too.

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I don't know bro... yer new girl, Connie, is... well... some might say overweight! Yer old girl was slender and nimble, I have to ask? are you getting old?

I'd also point out your old girl could do circles around yer new girl, and if she fell down it wouldn't hurt her too much at all... you know what it costs if yer new girl falls down? talk about high maintenance

hey... bikes are bikes, ride whatcha brung
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After two days of riding... one word... intoxicating!!
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Keep the reports coming..

Been looking at a Connie too but I will wait till I get on one and actually ride at a demo.
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Keep the reports coming..

Been looking at a Connie too but I will wait till I get on one and actually ride at a demo.
Once you ride one.... you'll want one. Do it soon, while there are still some 11's out there. It's the same bike, but cheaper.

BTW.. black is the fastest color.
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Once you ride one.... you'll want one. Do it soon, while there are still some 11's out there. It's the same bike, but cheaper.

BTW.. black is the fastest color.
I don't know about that. I rode the Ninja 1000, the Concours, and the Versys the same day and the Versys is the one that put a big smile on my face.

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I don't know about that. I rode the Ninja 1000, the Concours, and the Versys the same day and the Versys is the one that put a big smile on my face.
No bike is perfect. Everyone is different... thats why there are more than one brand/style of bike.

I would have a dozen bikes in my garage if my garage and wallet were big enough!!
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No bike is perfect. Everyone is different... thats why there are more than one brand/style of bike.

I would have a dozen bikes in my garage if my garage and wallet were big enough!!
Ding! Ding! Ding!


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No bike is perfect. Everyone is different... thats why there are more than one brand/style of bike.

I would have a dozen bikes in my garage if my garage and wallet were big enough!!
True. Have a half dozen in mine, but I did have to give up on having a car or a bigger house, etc. Priorities.

I would love to have some trophy bikes but all of mine need to be able to ride the distance. The only one that isn't capable of doing this is my '93 Honda XR250L dual sport.

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