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Re: Apparently the Concours 14 is not a sport touring bike...
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2017, 04:44:40 am »
I'll chime in to say I cannot imagine needing more sport, as I barely twist my wrist and I'm 30-80 in a heartbeat, and when I hanker for some miles I'm able to chew them up in comfort for hour after hour. Really, I love acceleration with an unhealthy passion. I don't give a crap about speed, but acceleration, that gets me going. It's the g's man, the g's. Yet I can go to market and bring home a good supply of groceries!

Not a ride out there that does these two things better, for anything close to the same price.
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Re: Apparently the Concours 14 is not a sport touring bike...
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2017, 11:20:35 am »
The church group I ride with is mostly young guys on sport bikes
The other day I let one of them sit on the Mule with the russell seat he was in awe of how comfortable it is
Our usual meet and ride consist of about a 30-40 mile ride from church to somewhere to eat These guys think they have done a lot of riding and head home after I on the other hand go knock out at least the rest of my tank
Young mans touring bike old mans sport bike
I have no idea about anything.
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Re: Apparently the Concours 14 is not a sport touring bike...
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2017, 09:12:51 pm »
I'm not sure what defines sport toured, anymore. I think my ninja 1000 is classified as a "sport tourer", too, but the concourse is in a different class when it comes to any sort of distance being involved.
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Re: Apparently the Concours 14 is not a sport touring bike...
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2017, 08:24:54 pm »
I always thought these were just Fat Ninjas.

I however, never looked at "Sport Touring" as a class of motorcycle. Its a class of enthusiast.

Yes you can define a bike in a class based on engine tune, fairings, seating position, ride height, and blahblahblah.

The truth is you're just riding a motorcycle designed to perform a certain way for a certain enthusiast. "Sport Touring" motorcycles are designed for a rider that loves to go balls to the wall but, also likes to sit back and smell the fresh air running through their vents.

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Re: Apparently the Concours 14 is not a sport touring bike...
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2017, 09:44:57 pm »
i don't care what anybody says or thinks.. i love my concours,it's comfy handles well(after mods). has seen 160mph more than once, thanks to steve and area p.it ain't perfect but bang for the buck i think it's great, i'm on my second c14 and can't think of anything i'd rather ride. i've logged over 800,000 miles on many different bikes, but the connie is my favorite..... imho... :great:
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