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Dropped the Concours...waiting for a test ride on the Trophy
« on: January 09, 2016, 02:12:48 am »
I bought a 09 Kawasaki Concours in 2010.  I loved the power and have done over 1000 miles in a day on it. 

I put 25k miles on it before laying it down on a slick spot a month ago.

 Last summer after a lengthy ride I had quite the sore back and butt Even with risers and a Corbin saddle. After that trip I went and test rode both the BMW K 1600 GT and the R 1200 RT. I was not impressed with the clunky transmission  of the 1600. However I did enjoy the 1200. Unfortunately when they worked up the numbers for my bike it was for less than I could trade it in.
   I  enjoyed the concours's power especially with the power commander and slip on pipe.   However as you all know the bike is pretty sparse on creature comfort's.

     I am convinced that I do want the trophy, but need to get a ride in.  Hopefully the snow will melt back a little to give me a bare Road to give it a try!!

I think I am willing to give up some power for a more comfortable ride and even more so considering retirement is five years away that will bring even more touring to my life :-)


Hopefully before too long I will be posting about my new trophy!


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Re: Dropped the Concours...waiting for a test ride on the Trophy
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2016, 08:12:08 am »
Hi there Xsv, welcome to the forum!  :400:

Getting a test ride I'm sure will seal the the deal.... It did for most of us!

But in the meantime while you wait for the snow to clear have a hunt round in here.... There is a great search function.... And see what you can find out about the joys... And being honest the few minor quirks of Trophy ownership.

If you can't find a specific answer to a question you have then start a new thread and ask away. Someone will have the answer!
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Re: Dropped the Concours...waiting for a test ride on the Trophy
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2016, 01:14:31 pm »
Hi Xsv and :400: to the Forum !

Go for it  :028:


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Re: Dropped the Concours...waiting for a test ride on the Trophy
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2016, 03:31:24 pm »
Welcome XSV :400:

I put 70,000 mi on a 2008 Concours14 and loved the bike mostly for it's power(as did you). However after multiple Iron Butt rides I was tired of never being really comfortable, even after adding $600 Heli Bars and a custom heated Biill Mayer seat and heated grips.

Then one fateful day I finally found a dealer willing to let me test ride the Trophy. Always admired it from afar but couldn't get a ride.

15 minutes after I rode it, and especially after my better half rode it and loved it, I KNEW I had to have it. Test rode all it's competitors, and in my mind no competition(1200RT is nice but I hate BMW arrogance :023:).

Don't miss the Concours power, since the Trophy is SO much more comfortable and handles far better. And I had to put my Escort 8500 and Radar screamer on the Trophy because it is definitely fast enough :152:

Not one regret-best bike I've owned in 45+ years of riding.

Plus I got a great deal on a leftover 2014 Pacific Blue on the sales floor-look out for those deals, they are out there.

Good luck in your search-ride safe and fast :018:

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Re: Dropped the Concours...waiting for a test ride on the Trophy
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2016, 03:34:08 pm »
Welcome.

The Trophy certainly is comfortable. I have no idea how these bike compare with respect to power, but I have never wanted for more power on my Trophy.

Let us know how the test ride goes!
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Re: Dropped the Concours...waiting for a test ride on the Trophy
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2016, 04:29:06 pm »
*Originally Posted by dlrph [+]
Welcome XSV :400:




 

Don't miss the Concours power, since the Trophy is SO much more comfortable and handles far better. And I had to put my Escort 8500 and Radar screamer on the Trophy because it is definitely fast enough :152:

Not one regret-best bike I've owned in 45+ years of riding.

Plus I got a great deal on a leftover 2014 Pacific Blue on the sales floor-look out for those deals, they are out there.

Good luck in your search-ride safe and fast :018:

I am really hoping that is the case, give up a little power for comfort.  I am not weary of the size or weight.

Dealer has a 15 that is priced right.  Hopefully, after we get a little snow melt it will be in my garage😀 :002:


Thanks all for the welcome!

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Re: Dropped the Concours...waiting for a test ride on the Trophy
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2016, 07:22:58 pm »
*Originally Posted by Bludy L [+]
Welcome.
The Trophy certainly is comfortable. I have no idea how these bike compare with respect to power, but I have never wanted for more power on my Trophy.
Let us know how the test ride goes!
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Re: Dropped the Concours...waiting for a test ride on the Trophy
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2016, 08:13:04 am »
 :400: Xsv and  :821:

I came from a Concours and do not notice the difference between 150 and 135hp. In fact I can ride the TTSE faster.  I enjoy riding my TTSE more and I was in love with the Kawasaki; or so I thought!

You won't regret the change.

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