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Offline Zarticus

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Re: New Concours vs Honda ST1100/1300
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2013, 08:13:12 pm »
My friend has a St1300 & I've ridden it a few times. I have to say its very comfortable & it's stock shield stops all air when all the way up. It is very smooth with no buzz or vibrations at all. I would not be able to put up with the whine of the engine for very long thou!!!. The C14 is much more powerfull but the St is no slouch. Everytime I ride it I feel like I'm on a giant scooter  :rotflmao:  They really do need to update it & I think they are way over priced compaired to the C14
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Re: New Concours vs Honda ST1100/1300
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2013, 11:07:39 pm »
My friend has a St1300 & I've ridden it a few times. I have to say its very comfortable & it's stock shield stops all air when all the way up. It is very smooth with no buzz or vibrations at all. I would not be able to put up with the whine of the engine for very long thou!!!. The C14 is much more powerfull but the St is no slouch. Everytime I ride it I feel like I'm on a giant scooter  :rotflmao:  They really do need to update it & I think they are way over priced compaired to the C14

I rode several ST13's on my quest for a modern sport tourer, and I can't agree with your last sentence more.  I wanted, REALLY WANTED, to want an ST1300 since I was so in love with my ST1100.  I just couldn't though. Every one I rode left me like, "What was that?"  The riding position was bad, the dash looked bad, the styling is horrible in person, the fueling was bad at low speed, the engine was annoyingly loud with the whine, and I was used to the similar sound of the ST1100.  All the Connies I rode blew them away, and carried the spirit of the ST1100 better than the ST1300 did, I felt.  The fact that they're ridiculously overpriced for what you get both new and in the used market sealed the deal for me.  I searched out an affordable Connie and the rest is history.
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Re: New Concours vs Honda ST1100/1300
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2013, 07:28:13 pm »
I had a 2006 ST1300 and now have a 2013 Concours14. In MHO the Concours is a better bike in all areas.

I agree with most of the previous comments. No bike is perfect! After 2 months and >2000 miles with the Connie, I get up every day hoping to find an excuse to ride.

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