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    R1100RT vs Concours 14

    Last year I purchased a 2008 Kawasaki Concours 14 which is a great bike but this spring I found a 1997 R1100RT with 7000 miles. I found that virtually every time I went for a ride I chose the BMW even though it has a smaller power plant, one less gear, and no cruise control. I need to sell one of them and the R1100RT seems the most likely but I can't seem to do it. Any thoughts out there to help me decide?

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    It sounds like you've already decided. If you are choosing the BMW for almost every ride, hang on to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landcruiser05 View Post
    Last year I purchased a 2008 Kawasaki Concours 14 which is a great bike but this spring I found a 1997 R1100RT with 7000 miles. I found that virtually every time I went for a ride I chose the BMW even though it has a smaller power plant, one less gear, and no cruise control. I need to sell one of them and the R1100RT seems the most likely but I can't seem to do it. Any thoughts out there to help me decide?
    Stop worrying about brands. Just go with what feels right.

    As Irish pointed out, It seems your brain already decided.

    Personally, I think it's best to have at least two bikes. So when one is in for service or when a good friend comes to visit, you're covered.

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    well,



    http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...led-14938.html




    http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photo...Concours14.htm

    tough call but when in doubt keep the beemer,

    me, i wouldn't own a bike i couldn't see through.
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    Trade both for an R1200RT.
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    You're not really expecting a totally objective answer here, are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    Trade both for an R1200RT.
    Bingo.
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    Don't know if this has anything to do with it but for me it's the motor. I prefer the characteristics of singles and twins over the more multi-cylindered variety.

    With that said I would love to have a K1200RS/GT and always keep my eyes open for a deal on one. They are awesome bikes and I could live with one for many miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    Trade both for an R1200RT.
    Best idea yet.
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    I've got a 2009 Concours 14 and while it is my go-to machine for getting someplace (in a hurry), I found myself looking for something with a little character. And after selling my 1150GS I found that I missed the boxer. So I just purchased a 100/7. It's OK to have more than 1 motorcycle. Unfortunately the C14 has not held it's value and they are being sold for a song. Good luck with your decision.

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