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post #11 of 48 (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 09:22 PM
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They have, it's called a Concours14 Julie. Step up to the plate and then you can spend day after day feeding on Alan's FJR..........
She's probably looking for something that she actually reach the ground from and lean back a little on.
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post #12 of 48 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 03:44 AM Thread Starter
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She's probably looking for something that she actually reach the ground from and lean back a little on.
Exactly! The C14 is just too tall for me. And I don't like the top-heaviness (is that a word?) of the sport tourers. I like the low center of gravity of the cruiser-style bike.

I think I could fix the sitting position by putting some risers on a bike like the Connie or the FJR, but both bikes would still be taller than is comfortable for me. I really like being able to flat foot my bikes.
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Personally, I LOVE the Voyager... and can see one in my near future. As a second bike, of course!

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I like it, too. A lot. But I have to ride it first. All I know is that I want something smoother, faster, and more powerful than what I have now.
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I like it, too. A lot. But I have to ride it first. All I know is that I want something smoother, faster, and more powerful than what I have now.
Doesn't that describe all of us?
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I like the look of it. Someone did a photoshop of the rear trunk removed, it looks very sharp.
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post #17 of 48 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 09:10 PM
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is the trunk removable ?




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Exactly! The C14 is just too tall for me. And I don't like the top-heaviness (is that a word?) of the sport tourers. I like the low center of gravity of the cruiser-style bike.

I think I could fix the sitting position by putting some risers on a bike like the Connie or the FJR, but both bikes would still be taller than is comfortable for me. I really like being able to flat foot my bikes.
Don't think you'd find this top heavy Julie, maybe you and Tracy need to work out a deal on a pair of them. I didn't think I'd like parallel twins, but they're a really sweet motor. I loved the motor in Jodie's Ninja 650 and this 800 would be that much better.



They make a low version as well that we saw at the motorcycle show.
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I like it

I've cut the pic from the Kawasaki site to show the rider/passenger (specifically the driver) and how high up his knees are in the pic. I can't tell by the pic how tall that guy is but if he's as tall as some of us are it appears that the driver could be a little cramped on this bike, yes?

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post #20 of 48 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 03:42 AM
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It looks like a take-off of the new Victory Space Bike (Vision).
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