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    Rode a Concourse
    on: Oct 24, 2016, 05.48 pm
    Oct 24, 2016, 05.48 pm
    I'm in Upstate New York for a couple of weeks.  Many of the regulars here know my brother owns several franchises, one of which is Kawasaki.  He offered me a bike for last weekend but didn't have any Triumph's prepped for riding.  He let me take a Kawasaki Concourse out.  I put a 150 miles on it (weather was a bit on the cool and cloudy side).  Gotta say that Concourse is a very nice bike.  Not as sophisticated electronically as the Trophy but the engine is stronger and the transmission smoother.  Unfortunately no radio or cruise.  Still I could see taking that on a cross country tour or even a repeat trip to Alaska. 
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    Re: Rode a Concourse
    Reply #1 on: Oct 24, 2016, 08.54 pm
    Oct 24, 2016, 08.54 pm
    *Originally Posted by w8d4it [+]
    I'm in Upstate New York for a couple of weeks.  Many of the regulars here know my brother owns several franchises, one of which is Kawasaki.  He offered me a bike for last weekend but didn't have any Triumph's prepped for riding.  He let me take a Kawasaki Concourse out.  I put a 150 miles on it (weather was a bit on the cool and cloudy side).  Gotta say that Concourse is a very nice bike.  Not as sophisticated electronically as the Trophy but the engine is stronger and the transmission smoother.  Unfortunately no radio or cruise.  Still I could see taking that on a cross country tour or even a repeat trip to Alaska.

    I had one and found the twisties a handful compared to the Trophy.

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    Re: Rode a Concourse
    Reply #2 on: Oct 25, 2016, 04.12 pm
    Oct 25, 2016, 04.12 pm
      Ive been riding with a buddy who has a new Concourse we have done several thousand mi. together the bike handles really well he traded in an 198? model with 85,000 mi.
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    Re: Rode a Concourse
    Reply #3 on: Oct 25, 2016, 07.37 pm
    Oct 25, 2016, 07.37 pm
    Riding a Concourse now while the Trophy is getting the radio fixed.  Wow, the engine and transmission are super slick and powerful.  Not as much passing acceleration as I expected but still sufficient.  After 30 minutes, though, my right hand is numb and the seat is making itself known.  And it is whisper quiet.  No cruise or radio.
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    Re: Rode a Concourse
    Reply #4 on: Oct 26, 2016, 04.15 am
    Oct 26, 2016, 04.15 am
    Yep they will do that and they have a large following thru the years. Unless you like the forward leaning position most everyone will purchase risers.  Once you are sitting a little more upright then the seat is not as bad.  I have the old C10 version and we changed out handle bars to tube style and I sit upright.  Makes its easy to put miles on.  The vibs on the hands are even on the old version; so this among other reasons is why I'm looking for a leftover 2015 Trophy at a great price.  May have to wait a bit yet for the 2017's to push the dealers to make space. 
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    Re: Rode a Concourse
    Reply #5 on: Oct 30, 2016, 01.57 am
    Oct 30, 2016, 01.57 am
    Great engine and tranny but too top heavy and without bar risers a back breaker.

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    Re: Rode a Concourse
    Reply #6 on: Nov 04, 2016, 07.14 pm
    Nov 04, 2016, 07.14 pm
    I think the idea (with that fast engine) is to arrive at destination very quickly and only be on the bike for a short period. Zoom-zoom, then there is not enough time to get achy back or butt... :001:
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