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posted September 24, 2006 08:12 AM        
Things to like about the GTR1400

Top of tank looks as if it will easily accept a decent mounting system for tank bag, electronics, etc.

Doesnt have 6 headlights. (the center 2 I am assuming are the drl's. Looks like they could be changed to projecter beam driving lights)

Has a center stand ( to make it easier to lube the chain? LOL)

Shaft drive

ABS

12v outlet near the tank

Mirrors that should actually be functional ( if they are as good as my ST then they will be great)

Rear rack appears to be sturdy, and ready to accept a topcase. ( Kawi accessorie maybe?)

Dual balancers, (hopefully as smoooth as my ST)

Tire pressure sensor system

electric adjustable windscreen

Remote rear preload adjuster

Flush turn signals

Analog gauges

LCD info center

No monkey fuggin the football ergos.

O2 sensor, maybe a true closed loop system?




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posted September 24, 2006 08:56 AM        
...do we have an msrp yet?
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posted September 24, 2006 03:32 PM        
Figure around $14K

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posted September 24, 2006 06:42 PM        
And Ozzy, have you seen one in the flesh yet? You seem to make a lot of judgements on little info and some pics.
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posted September 25, 2006 08:09 AM        
Is the concour shaft driven or is that just an elaborate chain gaurd?
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posted September 25, 2006 05:19 PM        
it is shaft
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posted September 25, 2006 05:49 PM        
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Is the concour shaft driven or is that just an elaborate chain gaurd?


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posted September 25, 2006 07:55 PM        Edited By: zx1kr on 25 Sep 2006 19:59
I think I might be wantin' one of these.
As far as a true closed loop EFI system, I would venture to say it's a partial closed loop just like I've seen on the 07 HDs' I've tuned. Partial being that the fuel is being told to keep AFR @ 14.7:1 in the cruising range of the TP & RPM's. Kawasaki will probably end up producing their own tuning program ie: Harley's Screamin Eagle EFI Race Tuner, which is the most comprehensive tuning device I've had the pleasure of using on any motorcycle to date! Wow! That was a mouthful. LOL
Anyhow, where was I?
Oh Yea, I think I might be wantin' one of these.

Correction: The HD S.E. Race tuner is running in a tie for 1st for my choice of the best EFI tuning device with the Daytona TwinTec TCFI Fuel Injection Controller!

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posted September 25, 2006 08:25 PM        
I want one too...don't know why, but don't have the room either
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posted September 25, 2006 09:46 PM        
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I want one too...don't know why, but don't have the room either


I'am right there w/ya. I don't wan't to part w/ 1 to get another but, my Ol'lady will part w/ me if I bring in another bike w/o letting one go.
She just picked up a new Mustang GT convertible so the budget may not agree w/ my impulses either!
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posted September 25, 2006 10:15 PM        Edited By: fastestbusaaround on 25 Sep 2006 22:15
Ditto! You have too many bikes now Bill! :P 8 is enough
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posted September 25, 2006 10:29 PM        
No, it's now 7. I sold the 65 Pan Calendar Bike.
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posted September 26, 2006 01:26 AM        
I'll be selling the truimph real soon to help fund the Concours. Sheesh, my 'discretionany funds' have all gone towards that 'other project'.
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posted September 27, 2006 10:42 PM        
I don't need no stiiiiinnnking deposit.
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posted September 28, 2006 09:08 AM        
....are ya' getting one, too, Dino?...black, I assume?....nice
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posted September 28, 2006 09:57 AM        
Anyone know the weight of this bike yet??
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posted September 28, 2006 10:11 AM        
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Anyone know the weight of this bike yet??


Seems there is a LOT of fairly critical info not yet available for this bike....

Weight (wet or dry), fuel capacity, alternator output, valve maintenance schedule.... and it would be nice to know the MSRP for this machine!

C'mon, Kawa..... ante up with the info, would ya?
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posted September 30, 2006 03:14 AM        
Almost all those can be inferred from the donor bike. Any difference between an educated guess and the actual number should be trivial.
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posted September 30, 2006 05:16 AM        
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Anyone know the weight of this bike yet??


Seems there is a LOT of fairly critical info not yet available for this bike....

Weight (wet or dry), fuel capacity, alternator output, valve maintenance schedule.... and it would be nice to know the MSRP for this machine!

C'mon, Kawa..... ante up with the info, would ya?

In the past, the ZZR1200 was a lot less $$$ than the FJR however...due to the market today for the high performace ST bikes and given that this is almost a ZX14 in terms of its prowess...I'd bet it comes in somewhere close to the MSRP of the FJR, or a bit less, but I highly doubt it'll be more.

As far as the weight, fuel cap etc...similar to the ZX14 I bet...with weight coming in at 545 dry or so...IMO. That would put it under the new FJ by about 15-20 lbs...

One thing -- given the fact that the ZX14 is so damn smooth and virtually vibration free and that it's the "donor" bike for the Concours14, the C14 will likely take the ST bike of the year title all over the place. If I had the room and patience, I'd add it to the stable alongside the ZX.
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posted September 30, 2006 05:49 AM        
Personally I would rather that is not a fly weight. A few more pounds helps with the stability in crosswinds, meeting semis and getting their wind blast, etc.
Those same few more pounds will make no difference to me in the bikes handling, as I don't expect it to be a 10R.

The GTR1400 is a sport TOUR bike, built for those of us that prefer to ride to go somewhere, see something on the way there, and be pleasantly comfortable while getting there.
2 loaded saddlebags and a tent and sleeping bag on the rack and the wife on the pillion seat will add far more weight than Kawi can build into the bike.

I would prefer reliable over saving a few pounds and having stuff cheesy and short lived
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posted October 01, 2006 06:43 AM        
+1

The aforementioned ZZR1200 was about 40 lbs heavier than a ZX12R. But an absolute train on the road. Tell me weight isn't your friend next time you're riding along PCH trying to enjoy the view with those big gusts of wind coming off the Pacific.
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posted October 01, 2006 10:13 PM        
quote:
?)Dual balancers, (hopefully as smoooth as my ST)


Should be as smooth as the ZX14.
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posted October 02, 2006 07:05 AM        
Smooth is my '84 Voyager with it's inline six.
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posted October 02, 2006 08:14 AM        
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The aforementioned ZZR1200 was about 40 lbs heavier than a ZX12R. But an absolute train on the road. Tell me weight isn't your friend next time you're riding along PCH trying to enjoy the view with those big gusts of wind coming off the Pacific.

One does not want a half ton behemoth either

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posted October 02, 2006 08:17 AM        
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Smooth is my '84 Voyager with it's inline six.

So how many bike do you have swft, I know of ZX14, Ural, now Voayager VII (btw I like these) ?

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