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Offline d04011

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2018 C-14
« on: September 21, 2017, 09:30:12 pm »
Just got an e-mail from Ma Kawasaki with the 2018 lineup.  Maybe there's some minor differences on the C-14 but if so, I didn't notice them right off...

Same with the 2018 ZX-14R.

Didn't look at the rest of the lineup though so there might be some new models or big changes elsewhere...

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Re: 2018 C-14
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2017, 09:54:07 pm »
Well folks it's here!

https://www.kawasaki.com/Products/2018-Concours-14-ABS#

Not even bold new colors!   Recycled 2016 Color.  Same crappy black with the green pinstriping.   I think they had so many leftover they just sent the dealers new data plates and changed the 2016 to 2018.

Well anyway glad now that I didn't wait.  I paid an extra $800 to get a 2017 in Candy whatever blue vs.  the 2016 black just because I couldn't live with the color.  Nobody had a new 2016 in stock around here in the Moondust grey color which I liked,  but never seen one in person.  Every dealer had a black one in stock though. 

I gambled on no major updates, when I bought mine 2 1/2 months ago in July,  looks like I made the right choice!  Cheers! :beerchug:

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Re: 2018 C-14
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 12:02:27 pm »
2011 Ebony black is by far the fastest color. Just sayin.

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Re: 2018 C-14
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2017, 02:23:21 pm »
Ditto OKC ! >:D

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Re: 2018 C-14
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2017, 03:20:35 pm »
2011 Ebony black is by far the fastest color. Just sayin.

Hi,
        This is true!!! ;D >:D >:D >:D
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Re: 2018 C-14
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2017, 03:30:57 pm »
2011 Ebony black is by far the fastest color. Just sayin.

Hi,
        This is true!!! ;D >:D >:D >:D

WHAT ??? Everybody knows 2016 spark black is way faster!!! :) :nananana: :nananana: :nananana: :motonoises:
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Re: 2018 C-14
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2017, 07:30:53 pm »
Nobody had a new 2016 in stock around here in the Moondust grey color which I liked,  but never seen one in person.  Every dealer had a black one in stock though. 

I had to wait whilst my dealer found one elsewhere...
I was issued a speeding ticket by the County Sheriff while it was parked on the summit!!!
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Re: 2018 C-14
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2017, 08:25:11 pm »
Nobody had a new 2016 in stock around here in the Moondust grey color which I liked,  but never seen one in person.  Every dealer had a black one in stock though. 

I had to wait whilst my dealer found one elsewhere...
I was issued a speeding ticket by the County Sheriff while it was parked on the summit!!!

Good looking bike.  :great:  What windshield is that you have on it? That tint goes good with the Grey color.   I don't know why they didn't go with this color again instead of the black, it seems to be more popular, which is why I couldn't find one. It's still not as fast as the Candy imperial blue though. :nananana:

As far as speeding tickets, too easy to get on this bike, but my luck is holding out. :)
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Re: 2018 C-14
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2017, 10:03:54 pm »
08 Neutron Silver is fastest. No speed limiter like you other slow pokes. :)

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Re: 2018 C-14
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2017, 10:34:21 pm »
Nah, 09 Red, no ABS or other electronic "Aids" to get in the way. Pure unassisted fun. :)  With Steve's flash of course.
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Re: 2018 C-14
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2017, 11:29:00 pm »
08 Neutron Silver is fastest. No speed limiter like you other slow pokes. :)
+1
I was arrested by the County Sheriff at the summit for excessive speeding!!!
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Re: 2018 C-14
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2017, 11:37:46 pm »
What windshield is that you have on it?
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Re: 2018 C-14
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2017, 12:11:41 am »
08 Neutron Silver is fastest. No speed limiter like you other slow pokes. :)
+1
I was arrested by the County Sheriff at the summit for excessive speeding!!!

You were arrested?  You must have been really hauling a**! :motonoises:
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Re: 2018 C-14
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2017, 01:20:43 am »
^I'm kidding.
I'm having fun with "which color is the fastest" and my 2008 was the best/fastest Kaw color:).
When I bought the 2016, I was hoping that Neutron Silver would have a comeback, eventually.
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Re: 2018 C-14
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2017, 02:36:54 pm »
08 Neutron Silver is fastest. No speed limiter like you other slow pokes. :)
I'll go with this. And it's the hottest, which is just fine for the seasons in which I ride mine.  :))