09 KAW Concours = to a Busa?





AJAY

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This bike was on my list when I ended up buying the Busa. Unfortunately, it was brand new, expensive, and no used ones in my price range. It looks like a he11 of a bike in my opinion. Not as high performance as a Busa, but probably more comfortable and it has storage space.
 

Professor

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Smaller injectors, has a wild variable cam timing setup, I believe less compression. More weight and the hp loss of using shaft drive. I road one last year, swapped rides for about 25 miles. Impressive compared to a FJ or ST1300 but it is not Busa or ZX 14 material in the performance department.
 

WWJD

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yeah he got it for longer riding comfort. I just wondered if it would keep up when I twist throttle. sounds like it won't but, should be a nice ride anyway :)
 
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I have an 08 Connie and an 09 Busa. The previous writer that said the Connie was impressive when compared to the ST and FJR (I had an ST and still have an 05 FJR) hit the nail on the head. The Connie has more power, is more comfortable (to me), and is more economical because it has a six speed. The heat management on the Connie is vastly better and the lay-out of the bike (riding position and instruments) is much better. On the other hand, there is as much more power in the Busa, compared to the Connie, as there was comparing the Connie to the FJR.
 

Liltroy

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When I get older(alot older,lol) I'll probably be debating either the concours or fj. I've never riden either but I've sat on both at the dealership and I have to say either seems VERY comfortable without having to get a monster like a goldwing...
 

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Nice travel bike, but big and heavy compared to the Busa. When I rode it, felt nice and refined, but I looked foward to giving it back and getting back on my long-low horsepower machine. :laugh:

We've had two so far on the tours, both guys love them!

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Snowing when I shot this. :laugh:

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pashnit

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Gotta admit though, it really is a sharp looking bike. This photo Powerlet Products used as their cover shot for their product literature. :thumbsup:

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Revlis

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All I know for certain is that the C14 is still fast as hell, but more comfy and better wind protection....


I'd love to have one, in fact, if/when I decide I want another BIG bike, it's a likely candidate.
 

Akumu

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So, when is Suzuki gonna release a sport touring bike based on the 'busa?
Yea, they're the only slackers left. (ST1300, FJR1300 and C14) Unless they consider the B-King the Hayabusa knock off and have no plans of releasing another knock off.
 

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